November 16th, 1974

November 16th, 1974, fell on a Saturday. It was day 320 of 1974. The decade was the 1970s.

46 years, 5 months and 5 days have passed since November 16th, 1974.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Paul Scholes: Soccer player.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on November 16th, 1974:

  • United States: Whatever Get You Thru The Night - John Lennon
  • United Kingdom: Gonna Make You A Star - David Essex

Take Me Back!

The date is November 16th, 1974 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder. In America, the song Whatever Get You Thru The Night by John Lennon is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Gonna Make You A Star by David Essex is the number one hit song.

Gerald Ford 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 "Columbo.", "McCloud", "Last of the Summer Wine" and "The Rockford Files". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong", "Space Race", "Gotcha" and "Tank". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "JOT the Dot", "The Pink Panther Show", "All in the Family" and "Star Trek: The Animated Series".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Lite-Brite", "VertiBird (toy helicopter)", "Weebles" and "Baby Alive (doll)".


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 November 16th, 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 46 years, 5 months and 5 days have passed since November 16th, 1974.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 46 of 1974.
  • Leap Year: 1974 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on November 16th, 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 153792000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around November 16th, 1974:

  • October 25th, 1974: Bob Marley releases his album "Natty Dread", which contains songs such as "No Woman No Cry".
  • October 30th, 1974: Muhammad Ali defeats George Foreman at the Rumble in the Jungle in Kinshasa, Zaire.
  • November 8th, 1974: Carol DaRonch escapes from serial killer Ted Bundy's car after being abducted.
  • November 8th, 1974: Suspected Ted Bundy victim Debra Jean Kent goes missing after leaving a school play in Bountiful, Utah.
  • November 13th, 1974: Ronald DeFeo, Jr., murders his family at their home in Amityville on Long Island.
  • This date: November 16th, 1974
  • November 20th, 1974: UK politics: Labour MP John Stonehouse attempts to fake his own death in Miami, Florida.
  • December 1st, 1974: 92 people are killed when TWA Flight 514 crashes near Dulles International Airport in Virginia.
  • December 7th, 1974: The first ever episode of "The Late Late Toy Show" is aired in Ireland.
  • December 13th, 1974: North Vietnam forces launch the Spring Offensive.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 16th, 1974, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1974 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: November 16th, 1974 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • The Rockford Files - TV show about a Private Detective that was previously jailed for a crime that he didn't commit.
  • Kolchak: The Night Stalker - A journalist investigates the supernatural.
  • Little House on the Prairie - TV show that was set in the 1870s.
  • 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.

1974 - Kid's TV

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

  • The New Adventures of Gilligan
  • 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:

  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • 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
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Video Games

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

  • Tank - Arcade game developed by Kee Games.
  • 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 noteable people who were born on the 16th of November:


US President

Who was the US President on November 16th, 1974?

  • Gerald Ford was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on November 16th, 1974?

  • Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Liam Cosgrave was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on November 16th, 1974 was probably conceived around the 6th of February, 1974. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 16th, 1974 is the 26th of August, 1975. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about November 16th, 1974.

  • 16,959 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,465,254,000 seconds have passed since the November 16th, 1974.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,709,463,000 times.
  • Since November 16th, 1974, earth has travelled approximately 756,071,064,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 244,209,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 126,011,844 steps. That's about 56,005 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,583,048 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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