17th of May, 1974

The 17th of May, 1974, fell on a Friday. Day 137 of 1974. Decade: 1970s.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 17th of May, 1974:

  • 33 people are killed when the UVF detonate four car bombs in Dublin and Monaghan in Ireland.


Music Singles

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.

  • 1973-74 stock market crash.

    Between the 11th of January, 1973 and the 6th of December, 1974, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost over 45% of its value. The U.K. stock market fared even worse, with the FT 30 losing over 70% of its value.

  • 1974 in music.

    The Billboard Charts in 1974 were dominated by Barbra Streisand, Elton John, The Jackson 5, The Steve Miller Band, Terry Jacks, Ray Stevens, The Stylistics, Dionne Warwick and The Spinners.

  • King Faisal.

    The King of Saudi Arabia, King Faisal, was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1974. This was in acknowledgment of his role in the oil crisis of 1973 - 1974.

  • 1974 in movies.

    Movies released in 1974 included Blazing Saddles, The Towering Inferno, The Trial of Billy Jack, Young Frankenstein, Earthquake, The Godfather Part II, Airport 1975, The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams, The Longest Yard, Foxy Brown, Murder on the Orient Express and Benji.

  • Watergate Tapes

    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.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 17th of May:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 45 years, 7 months and 0 days have passed since the 17th of May, 1974.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 1974.
  • Leap Year: 1974 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 17th of May, 1974, will be 45 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 137977200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 17th of May, 1974:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 17th of May, 1974, 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.

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 17th of May:

  • Constitution Day (Norway)

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on the 17th of May, 1974.

Conception Dates

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).

17th of May

Events that have occurred on the 17th of May:

  • 17th of May, 1984: Michael Silka kills nine people during a spree shooting in Manley Hot Springs, Alaska.
  • 17th of May, 1990: The World Health Organization removes homosexuality from its list of diseases.
  • 17th of May, 1995: A U.S. Army veteran called Shawn Nelson goes on a tank rampage in San Diego, California
  • 17th of May, 1997: Football: Manchester United star Eric Cantona announces his retirement.
  • 17th of May, 2000: The last episode of "Beverly Hills, 90210" is aired.
  • 17th of May, 2006: The 2006 UEFA Champions League Final is held between Barcelona and Arsenal. Barcelona win 2-1.
  • 17th of May, 2009: The alpha version of Minecraft is released on the PC.
  • 17th of May, 2011: The video game "L.A. Noire" is released.

Television

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • 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.
  • M*A*S*H - TV series about an American military medical unit during the Korean War.
  • Maude - Sitcom starring Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay. Spin-off of All in the Family.
  • Emergency! - TV series about a fire department in LA.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 17th of May, 1974.

  • 16,648 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,438,390,800 seconds have passed since the 17th of May, 1974.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,678,122,600 times.
  • Since the 17th of May, 1974, earth has travelled approximately 742,209,652,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 239,731,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 123,701,609 steps. That's about 54,978 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,260,690 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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