May 17th, 1974

May 17th, 1974, fell on a Friday. Day 137 of 1974. Decade: 1970s.

46 years, 0 months and 17 days have passed since May 17th, 1974.


On This Date

Events that occurred on May 17th, 1974:

  • 33 people are killed when the UVF detonate four car bombs in Dublin and Monaghan in Ireland.
  • Football: Bayern Munich win the European Cup after defeating Atletico Madrid 4-0.


Music Singles

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

  • 46 years, 0 months and 17 days have passed since May 17th, 1974.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 1974.
  • Leap Year: 1974 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 17th, 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 137977200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 17th, 1974:

  • 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.
  • June 13th, 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 May 17th, 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: May 17th, 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
  • Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle
  • Baby Alive (doll)
  • Shrinky Dinks
  • Magnavox Odyssey
  • Kenner SSP Racers
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • Weebles
  • VertiBird (toy helicopter)
  • G.I. Joe Adventure Team
  • Nerf Balls
  • Frisbee
  • Crissy (doll)
  • Clackers
  • Battleship (game)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

Celebrity Birthdays

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


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 17th of May:

  • Constitution Day (Norway)

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

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

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 17th, 1974 was probably conceived around the 7th of August, 1973. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 17th, 1974 is the 24th of February, 1975. (Rough Estimate).

Computer Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Pong - Table tennis game.

17th of May

Events that have occurred on the 17th of May:

  • May 17th, 1984: Michael Silka kills nine people during a spree shooting in Manley Hot Springs, Alaska.
  • May 17th, 1990: The World Health Organization removes homosexuality from its list of diseases.
  • May 17th, 1990: Manchester United win the FA Cup final with a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace.
  • May 17th, 1995: A U.S. Army veteran called Shawn Nelson goes on a tank rampage in San Diego, California
  • May 17th, 1997: Football: Manchester United star Eric Cantona announces his retirement.
  • May 17th, 1997: FA Cup Final 1997: Chelsea secure their first major trophy in 26 years after they defeat Middlesbrough 2-0.
  • May 17th, 2000: The last episode of "Beverly Hills, 90210" is aired.
  • May 17th, 2002: 2002 Irish general election: Fianna Fail are returned to power after winning 77 seats.
  • May 17th, 2002: Irish politics: Michael Noonan steps down as leader of Fine Gael.
  • May 17th, 2003: Arsenal win the FA Cup final after defeating Southampton 1-0.
  • May 17th, 2006: The 2006 UEFA Champions League Final is held between Barcelona and Arsenal. Barcelona win 2-1.
  • May 17th, 2008: Portsmouth win the FA Cup final after beating Cardiff City 1-0.
  • May 17th, 2009: The alpha version of Minecraft is released on the PC.
  • May 17th, 2011: The video game "L.A. Noire" is released.
  • May 17th, 2013: It is announced that Jose Mourinho will be leaving Real Madrid.
  • May 17th, 2014: Arsenal win the FA Cup after defeating Hull City 3-2 in Extra Time.
  • May 17th, 2015: Rapper Chinx is shot dead in Queens, New York.

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 17th, 1974.

  • 16,819 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,453,161,600 seconds have passed since the May 17th, 1974.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,695,355,200 times.
  • Since May 17th, 1974, earth has travelled approximately 749,831,385,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 242,193,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 124,971,898 steps. That's about 55,543 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,437,939 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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