17th of May, 1974

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 17th of May, 1974, fell on a Friday.
  • On this exact date: 33 people are killed when the UVF detonate four car bombs in Dublin and Monaghan in Ireland.
  • Decade: 1970s.
  • 43 years, 4 months and 6 days have passed since the 17th of May, 1974.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 1974.
  • Day 137 of 1974.
  • Leap Year: 1974 was NOT a leap year.
  • 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.

Holidays

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

  • Constitution Day (Norway)

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.

  • 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.

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).

Around This Time...

Things that happened during this general period of time...

On This Date

Historical 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, 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.

Celebrity Birthdays

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

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 15,832 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,367,884,800 seconds have passed since the 17th of May, 1974.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,595,865,600 times.
  • Since the 17th of May, 1974, earth has travelled approximately 705,828,556,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 227,980,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 117,638,093 steps. That's about 52,284 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,414,618 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Translations

Time for a quick language lesson! The word for "Friday" in other languages is:

  • German: Freitag.
  • French: Vendredi.
  • Italian: Venerdi.
  • Spanish: Viernes.
  • Portuguese: Sexta-feira.

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