7th of May, 1974

The 7th of May, 1974, fell on a Tuesday. Day 127 of 1974. Decade: 1970s.

45 years, 9 months and 12 days have passed since the 7th of May, 1974.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 7th of May, 1974:

  • United States: The Streak - Ray Stevens
  • United Kingdom: Waterloo - ABBA

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 7th 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 45 years, 9 months and 12 days have passed since the 7th of May, 1974.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of 1974.
  • Leap Year: 1974 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 7th of May, 1974, will be 45 years of age.
  • People born in 1974 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 137113200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 7th of May, 1974:

  • 4th of May, 1974: FA Cup Final 1974: Liverpool defeat Newcastle United 3-0.
  • 12th of May, 1974: The Boston Celtics win the 1974 NBA Finals after they defeat the Milwaukee Bucks 4-3.
  • 17th of May, 1974: Football: Bayern Munich win the European Cup after defeating Atletico Madrid 4-0.
  • 17th of May, 1974: 33 people are killed when the UVF detonate four car bombs in Dublin and Monaghan in Ireland.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 7th 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 7th of May, 1974 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television Shows

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.
  • 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.

1974 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1974.

"Bagpuss" - "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:

  • Connect Four
  • Magna Doodle
  • Baby Alive (doll)
  • Weebles
  • G.I. Joe Adventure Team
  • Nerf Balls
  • Crissy (doll)
  • Battleship (game)

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 7th of May:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on the 7th of May, 1974.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 7th of May, 1974 was probably conceived around the 28th of July, 1973. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 7th of May, 1974 is the 14th of February, 1975. (Rough Estimate).

7th of May

Events that have occurred on the 7th of May:

  • 7th of May, 1915: The British ocean liner RMS Lusitania is torpedoed by a German U-boat.
  • 7th of May, 1966: Irish bank workers go on strike.
  • 7th of May, 2000: Vladimir Putin is inaugurated as the President of Russia.
  • 7th of May, 1960: FA Cup Final 1960: Wolverhampton Wanderers defeat Blackburn Rovers 3-0.
  • 7th of May, 1972: The Los Angeles Lakers win the 1972 NBA Finals after they defeat the New York Knicks 4-1.
  • 7th of May, 1972: Serial killer Ed Kemper murders hitchhikers Mary Ann Pesce and Anita Mary Luchessa near Alameda, California.
  • 7th of May, 1986: Football: Steaua Bucuresti win the European Cup after defeating Barcelona on penalties.
  • 7th of May, 1992: Sir Mix-a-Lot releases his single "Baby Got Back".
  • 7th of May, 1993: The song "Whoomp! (There It Is)" is released.
  • 7th of May, 1997: The movie The Fifth Element (1997) is released.
  • 7th of May, 1999: The Mummy (1999) is released in cinemas.
  • 7th of May, 2004: Van Helsing (2004) is released.
  • 7th of May, 2010: The film Iron Man 2 (2010) is released.
  • 7th of May, 2013: Rapper Ja Rule is released from prison after serving time for tax evasion.
  • 7th of May, 2015: The Conservative Party win a surprise majority during the 2015 United Kingdom general election.
  • 7th of May, 2017: Emmanuel Macron wins the 2017 French presidential election.
  • 7th of May, 2019: Liverpool overturn a 3-0 deficit against Barcelona in the Champions League.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 7th of May, 1974.

  • 16,724 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,444,957,200 seconds have passed since the 7th of May, 1974.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,685,783,400 times.
  • Since the 7th of May, 1974, earth has travelled approximately 745,597,915,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 240,826,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 124,266,319 steps. That's about 55,229 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,339,486 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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