January 16th, 1974, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 16 of 1974. The decade was the 1970s.
46 years, 6 months and 22 days have passed since January 16th, 1974.
Born On This Date
People who were born on this exact date:
Born on this exact date: Kate Moss: Model.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 16th, 1974:
United States: Show And Tell - Al Wilson
United Kingdom: You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me - New Seekers
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The date is January 16th, 1974 and it's a Wednesday. In America, the song Show And Tell by Al Wilson is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me by New Seekers is the number one hit song.
Richard Nixon is currently the President of the United States. Because it's 1974, the music charts are being dominated by the likes of Carl Douglas, ABBA, Mud, the Steve Miller Band, George McCrae and Terry Jacks. People are watching popular TV shows such as "M*A*S*H", "Last of the Summer Wine", "Barnaby Jones" and "Kojak".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Space Race" and "Gotcha". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "JOT the Dot", "The Brady Bunch", "Star Trek: The Animated Series" and "Happy Days". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Etch A Sketch", "Weebles", "Shrinky Dinks" and "Baby Alive (doll)".
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 January 16th, 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.
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.
Barbra Streisand - "The Way We Were"
"The Way We Were" by Barbra Streisand would go on to win a Grammy for 1974's Song of the Year.
The Godfather Part II
"The Godfather Part II" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1974.
Basic facts and information about this date:
46 years, 6 months and 22 days have passed since January 16th, 1974.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 03 of 1974.
Leap Year: 1974 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on January 16th, 1974, will be 46 years of age.
People born in 1974 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 127526400.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around January 16th, 1974:
January 23rd, 1974: Former model and broadway dancer Athalia Ponsell Lindsley is stabbed to death outside of her home in St. Augustine, Florida.
February 1st, 1974: 177 people are killed when a fire breaks out at the Joelma Building in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
February 4th, 1974: 19-year-old Patty Hearst is kidnapped by a left-wing group called the Symbionese Liberation Army in Berkeley, California.
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 16th, 1974, 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, 1974 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
Native American Zodiac: January 16th, 1974 falls under the Goose.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
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.
Upstairs, Downstairs - British drama series about the aristocratic Bellamy family and their household staff.
McMillan & Wife - TV show about a San Francisco police commissioner and his wife Sally.
All in the Family - American sitcom about the life of a working-class father and his family.
The Odd Couple - Starring Tony Randall as Felix Unger and Jack Klugman as Oscar Madison.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show - Sitcom about a career-oriented woman who moves to Minneapolis after separating from her partner.
1974 - Kid's TV
Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1974.
"Happy Days" - "Star Trek: The Animated Series" - "The Adventures of Black Beauty" - "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" - "All in the Family" - "Sesame Street" - "The Brady Bunch" - "The Pink Panther Show" - "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" - "JOT the Dot" - "The Bugs Bunny Show" - "Captain Kangaroo"
1974 - Toys & Games
Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1974:
Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
Baby Alive (doll)
Kenner SSP Racers
Big Jim (action figure)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
Etch A Sketch
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 16th of January:
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 16th of January:
Republic Day (India)
Who was the US President on this particular date?
Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on January 16th, 1974.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on January 16th, 1974 was probably conceived around the 8th of April, 1973. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 16th, 1974 is the 26th of October, 1974. (Rough Estimate).
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
Gotcha - Arcade game developed by Atari.
Space Race - Arcade game in which two players each control a rocket ship.
Pong - Table tennis game.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about January 16th, 1974.
17,006 days have passed since this date.
1,469,314,800 seconds have passed since the January 16th, 1974.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,714,200,600 times.
Since January 16th, 1974, earth has travelled approximately 758,166,436,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 244,885,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 126,361,073 steps. That's about 56,160 miles!
Since this date, 17,631,778 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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