17th of January, 1974

The 17th of January, 1974, fell on a Thursday. Day 17 of 1974. Decade: 1970s.

46 years, 0 months and 10 days have passed since the 17th of January, 1974.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 17th of January, 1974:

  • United States: Show And Tell - Al Wilson
  • United Kingdom: You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me - New Seekers

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 January, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Godfather Part II

    "The Godfather Part II" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 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.


Celebrity Birthdays

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


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 46 years, 0 months and 10 days have passed since the 17th of January, 1974.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 03 of 1974.
  • Leap Year: 1974 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 17th of January, 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 127612800.


Around This Time...

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

  • 26th of December, 1973: The Exorcist is released.
  • 4th of January, 1974: Serial killer Ted Bundy murders Karen Sparks in Washington, Oregon.
  • 13th of January, 1974: Super Bowl VIII: The Miami Dolphins defeat the Minnesota Vikings 24-7 at Rice Stadium in Houston, Texas.
  • 15th of January, 1974: Serial killer Dennis Rader (BTK) murders four members of the Otero family in Wichita, Kansas.
  • 1st of February, 1974: 177 people are killed when a fire breaks out at the Joelma Building in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • 4th of February, 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 the 17th of January, 1974, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • 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 January, 1974 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

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

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 17th of January, 1974 was probably conceived around the 9th of April, 1973. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 17th of January, 1974 is the 27th of October, 1974. (Rough Estimate).

17th of January

Events that have occurred on the 17th of January:


Television

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.

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 January, 1974.

  • 16,811 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,452,470,400 seconds have passed since the 17th of January, 1974.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,694,548,800 times.
  • Since the 17th of January, 1974, earth has travelled approximately 749,474,726,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 242,078,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 124,912,454 steps. That's about 55,517 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,429,645 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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