16th of May, 1974

The 16th of May, 1974, fell on a Thursday. Day 136 of 1974. Decade: 1970s.

45 years, 9 months and 4 days have passed since the 16th of May, 1974.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 16th 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 16th 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 4 days have passed since the 16th of May, 1974.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 1974.
  • Leap Year: 1974 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 16th 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 137890800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 16th 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.
  • 13th of June, 1974: The opening day of the 1974 FIFA World Cup in West Germany.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 16th 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 16th 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 16th of May:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on the 16th of May, 1974.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 16th of May, 1974 was probably conceived around the 6th of August, 1973. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 16th of May, 1974 is the 23rd of February, 1975. (Rough Estimate).

16th of May

Events that have occurred on the 16th of May:

  • 16th of May, 1984: Andy Kaufman dies of cancer.
  • 16th of May, 1992: Guns N' Roses headline at Slane.
  • 16th of May, 1980: The Los Angeles Lakers win the 1980 NBA Finals after they defeat the Philadelphia 76ers 4-2.
  • 16th of May, 1987: Coventry City win the FA Cup after defeating Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 after Extra Time.
  • 16th of May, 1990: Ice Cube releases his debut album "AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted".
  • 16th of May, 1998: FA Cup Final 1998: Goals from Marc Overmars and Nicolas Anelka help Arsenal secure a 2-0 victory over Newcastle United.
  • 16th of May, 2000: Pop star Britney Spears releases her album "Oops!... I Did It Again".
  • 16th of May, 2002: Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) is released.
  • 16th of May, 2005: The final episode of Everybody Loves Raymond is aired.
  • 16th of May, 2009: Manchester United clinch their third successive Premier League title after drawing 0-0 against Arsenal.
  • 16th of May, 2013: Candice Glover wins the 12th season of American Idol.
  • 16th of May, 2015: Football: Steven Gerrard plays his final game for Liverpool.
  • 16th of May, 2019: Wrestler Ashley Massaro commits suicide.

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 16th of May, 1974.

  • 16,716 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,444,266,000 seconds have passed since the 16th of May, 1974.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,684,977,000 times.
  • Since the 16th of May, 1974, earth has travelled approximately 745,241,256,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 240,711,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 124,206,876 steps. That's about 55,203 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,331,192 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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