Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Taurus.
Zodiac Element: Earth.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1974 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
Native American Zodiac: The 17th of May, 1974 falls under the Beaver.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
Age: Anyone born on the 17th of May, 1974, will be 43 years of age.
American Format: 05-17-1974 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 1974-05-17. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19740517" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 137977200.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 17th of May:
Constitution Day (Norway)
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 17th of May, 1974:
United States: The Streak - Ray Stevens
United Kingdom: Sugar Baby Love - Rubettes
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 the 17th of May, 1974.
On the 30th of April, 1974, transcripts of the Nixon tapes are released to the House Judiciary committee. On the 24th of July, the Supreme Court rules that US President Nixon must hand over the actual recordings.
Who was the US President on this particular date?
Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on the 17th of May, 1974.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on the 17th of May, 1974 was probably conceived around the 7th of August, 1973. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 17th of May, 1974 is the 24th of February, 1975. (Rough Estimate).
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 17th of May, 1974.
15,890 days have passed since this date.
1,372,899,600 seconds have passed since the 17th of May, 1974.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,601,716,200 times.
Since the 17th of May, 1974, earth has travelled approximately 708,416,193,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 228,816,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 118,069,366 steps. That's about 52,475 miles!
Since this date, 16,474,795 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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