December 29th, 1975

December 29th, 1975, fell on a Monday. It was day 363 of 1975. The decade was the 1970s.

45 years, 3 months and 21 days have passed since December 29th, 1975.


On This Date

Events that occurred on December 29th, 1975:

  • 11 people are killed when a bomb explodes at LaGuardia Airport in New York City.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 29th, 1975:

  • United States: Saturday Night - Bay City Rollers
  • United Kingdom: Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

Take Me Back!

The date is December 29th, 1975 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Christmas Day of 1975 has just passed and many people are relaxing at home and enjoying the holiday season.

In America, the song Saturday Night by Bay City Rollers is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen is the number one hit song. Gerald Ford is currently the President of the United States and Harold Wilson is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

In fashion, the hippie look from the 1960s and early 1970s has disappeared. The disco look is beginning to take off. Women are wearing t-shirts, khaki pants, mood rings, kimonos and flare jumpsuits. Meanwhile, men are wearing velvet sports coats, slogan t-shirts, flannel, frilly shirts, jeans and khaki chinos. Because it's 1975, the music charts are being dominated by the likes of Billy Swan, 10cc, Alain Barriere, Morris Albert, the Salsoul Orchestra, Captain & Tennille, Elton John and David Bowie. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Emergency!", "M*A*S*H", "Last of the Summer Wine" and "The Rockford Files".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Space Race", "Tank" and "Pursuit". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "All in the Family", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" and "Happy Days". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Etch A Sketch", "Battleship (game)", "VertiBird (toy helicopter)" and "Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on December 29th, 1975.

  • 1975 in music.

    Billboard-topping music artists in 1975 included The Eagles, The Elton John Band, Glen Campbell, John Denver, KC and the Sunshine Band, Stevie Wonder, Frankie Valli, Minnie Riperton, The Bee Gees and Freddy Fender.

  • American women.

    "American women" were named as the Time Person of the Year in 1975. This cover symbolized the new consciousness of women and their changing roles in American society.

  • 1975 in movies.

    Movies released in 1975 included Jaws, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Dog Day Afternoon, Shampoo, The Return of the Pink Panther, Funny Lady, The Apple Dumpling Gang, "Aloha, Bobby and Rose", The Other Side of the Mountain, Barry Lyndon, Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Death Race 2000.

  • Judy Collins - "Send in the Clowns"

    "Send in the Clowns" by Judy Collins would go on to win a Grammy for 1975's Song of the Year.

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1975.

  • Who were the best football players in 1975?

    In 1975, the best soccer players were Oleg Blokhin, Franz Beckenbauer, Johan Cruyff, Berti Vogts, Sepp Maier, Ruud Geels, Jupp Heynckes, Paul Breitner, Colin Todd and Dudu Georgescu.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1975?

    The best NBA players in 1975 were Bob McAdoo, Rick Barry, Elvin Hayes, Nate Archibald and Walt Frazier.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 45 years, 3 months and 21 days have passed since December 29th, 1975.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 1975.
  • Leap Year: 1975 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 29th, 1975, will be 45 years of age.
  • People born in 1975 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 189043200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 29th, 1975:

  • December 6th, 1975: The Balcombe Street siege begins when Provisional IRA members hold a couple hostage in London.
  • December 25th, 1975: English heavy metal band "Iron Maiden" is formed by Steve Harris in London.
  • This date: December 29th, 1975
  • January 5th, 1976: The Kingsmill massacre: Gunmen kill 10 Protestant workmen in County Armagh, Northern Ireland.
  • January 12th, 1976: 8-year-old Eloise Worledge goes missing in Beaumaris, Australia.
  • January 15th, 1976: The trial of Patty Hearst for the Hibernia Bank robbery begins in California.
  • January 18th, 1976: Super Bowl X: The Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the Dallas Cowboys 21-17 at the Miami Orange Bowl.
  • January 21st, 1976: The first commercial Concorde flight takes place.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 29th, 1975, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1975 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 29th, 1975 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • Wonder Woman - TV show about a superhero called Diana Prince.
  • Welcome Back, Kotter - Gabe Kotter returns to his old school as a teacher, where he's put in charge of "the Sweathogs".
  • Starsky & Hutch - Detectives David Starsky and Kenneth 'Hutch' Hutchinson protect the streets of Bay City.
  • The Jeffersons - TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.
  • Baretta - Starring Robert Blake as street-wise detective Tony Baretta.
  • The Rockford Files - TV show about a Private Detective that was previously jailed for a crime that he didn't commit.
  • Little House on the Prairie - TV show that was set in the 1870s.
  • Good Times - American sitcom about a family living in a poor, black neighborhood in inner-city Chicago.
  • Happy Days - TV show that is set in the 1950s / 1960s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • Kojak - TV show about a bald New York detective.
  • Barnaby Jones - Television series about a Private Detective and his widowed daughter-in-law.
  • Last of the Summer Wine - British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.

1975 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1975.

  • The New Adventures of Gilligan
  • Happy Days
  • Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
  • All in the Family
  • Sesame Street
  • The Pink Panther Show
  • Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  • The Bugs Bunny Show
  • Captain Kangaroo

1975 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1975:

  • Pet Rock
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Connect Four
  • Magna Doodle
  • Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
  • Baby Alive (doll)
  • Shrinky Dinks
  • Magnavox Odyssey
  • Kenner SSP Racers
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • Uno (card game)
  • Weebles
  • VertiBird (toy helicopter)
  • G.I. Joe Adventure Team
  • Frisbee
  • Battleship (game)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Gun Fight - Wild West themed arcade shooter game.
  • Pursuit - Arcade game where the player gets to control a World War I flying ace.
  • Tank - Arcade game developed by Kee Games.
  • Space Race - Arcade game in which two players each control a rocket ship.
  • Pong - Table tennis game.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 29th of December:


US President

Who was the US President on December 29th, 1975?

  • Gerald Ford was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 29th, 1975?

  • Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on December 29th, 1975 was probably conceived around the 21st of March, 1975. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 29th, 1975 is the 7th of October, 1976. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about December 29th, 1975.

  • 16,549 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,429,830,000 seconds have passed since the December 29th, 1975.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,668,135,000 times.
  • Since December 29th, 1975, earth has travelled approximately 737,792,280,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 238,305,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 122,965,380 steps. That's about 54,651 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,157,960 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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