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May 15th, 1974.

May 15th, 1974, was a Wednesday. It was day 135 of 1974. The decade was the 1970s.

46 years, 11 months and 25 days have passed since May 15th, 1974.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 15th, 1974.

  • United States: The Streak - Ray Stevens
  • United Kingdom: Sugar Baby Love - Rubettes

Take me back to May 15th, 1974!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 15th, 1974 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. The summer of 1974 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual.

In America, the song The Streak by Ray Stevens is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Sugar Baby Love by Rubettes is the number one hit song. Richard Nixon is currently the President of the United States and Harold Wilson is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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. In fashion, the hippie look from the 1960s and early 1970s has disappeared. The disco look is beginning to take off. Women are wearing t-shirts, khaki pants, mood rings, kimonos and flare jumpsuits. Meanwhile, men are wearing velvet sports coats, slogan t-shirts, flannel, frilly shirts, jeans and khaki chinos. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Marcus Welby, M.D.", "M*A*S*H", "Barnaby Jones" and "Good Times".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Space Race" and "Gotcha". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Pink Panther Show", "The Brady Bunch", "All in the Family" and "The Adventures of Black Beauty". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as G.I. Joe Adventure Team, VertiBird (toy helicopter), Uno (card game) and Magna Doodle.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on May 15th, 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.

  • Who were the best football players in 1974?

    In 1974, the best soccer players were Johan Cruyff, Franz Beckenbauer, Kazimierz Deyna, Paul Breitner, Johan Neeskens, Grzegorz Lato, Gerd Müller, Robert Gadocha, Billy Bremner and Ralf Edström.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1974?

    The best NBA players in 1974 were Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, John Havlicek, Rick Barry, Walt Frazier and Gail Goodrich.

  • 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.

  • 46 years, 11 months and 25 days have passed since May 15th, 1974.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 1974.
  • Leap Year: 1974 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 15th, 1974, will be 46 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1974 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 137804400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 15th, 1974.

  • April 15th, 1974: Kidnap victim Patty Hearst is captured on CCTV taking part in a bank robbery with the Symbionese Liberation Army in San Francisco.
  • April 27th, 1974: Soccer: Don Revie has his final game as the manager of Leeds United.
  • May 4th, 1974: FA Cup Final 1974: Liverpool defeat Newcastle United 3-0.
  • May 12th, 1974: The Boston Celtics win the 1974 NBA Finals after they defeat the Milwaukee Bucks 4-3.
  • This date: May 15th, 1974
  • May 17th, 1974: Football: Bayern Munich win the European Cup after defeating Atletico Madrid 4-0.
  • May 17th, 1974: 33 people are killed when the UVF detonate four car bombs in Dublin and Monaghan in Ireland.
  • June 13th, 1974: The opening day of the 1974 FIFA World Cup in West Germany.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 15th, 1974, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Taurus is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1974 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 15th, 1974 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on May 15th, 1974.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1974.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1974.

  • Connect Four
  • Magna Doodle
  • Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
  • Baby Alive (doll)
  • Shrinky Dinks
  • Magnavox Odyssey
  • Kenner SSP Racers
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • Uno (card game)
  • Weebles
  • VertiBird (toy helicopter)
  • G.I. Joe Adventure Team
  • Nerf Balls
  • Frisbee
  • Crissy (doll)
  • Clackers
  • Battleship (game)
  • Lite-Brite
  • The Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Gotcha - Arcade game developed by Atari.
  • Space Race - Arcade game in which two players each control a rocket ship.
  • Pong - Table tennis game.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 15th of May.

  • May 15th, 1975: Ray Lewis (American Football player) was born exactly one year after this date.
  • May 15th, 1987: Andy Murray (Tennis player) was born exactly 13 years after this date.
  • May 15th, 2002: Chase Hudson (Social media personality) was born exactly 28 years after this date.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 15th of May.

  • Constituent Assembly Day (Lithuania)

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on May 15th, 1974.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 15th, 1974.

Irish Taoiseach.

Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 15th, 1974.

  • A total of 17,161 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,451 weeks have passed.
  • 1,482,710,400 seconds have passed since the May 15th, 1974.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,729,828,800 times.
  • Since May 15th, 1974, the earth has travelled approximately 765,078,566,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 247,118,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 127,513,094 steps. That's about 56,672 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,792,525 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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