16th of December, 1974

The 16th of December, 1974, fell on a Monday. Day 350 of 1974. Decade: 1970s.

45 years, 5 months and 17 days have passed since the 16th of December, 1974.



Music Singles

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

  • United States: Cat's In The Cradle - Harry Chapin
  • United Kingdom: Lonely This Christmas - Mud

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 December, 1974.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 45 years, 5 months and 17 days have passed since the 16th of December, 1974.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 51 of 1974.
  • Leap Year: 1974 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 16th of December, 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 156384000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 16th of December, 1974:

  • 23rd of December, 1974: Mary Rachel Trlica (17), Lisa Renee Wilson (14), and Julie Ann Moseley (9) go missing while Christmas shopping at the Seminary South Shopping Center in Fort Worth, Texas.
  • 27th of December, 1974: 21-year-old Joanne Elaine Coughlin goes missing from Youngstown, Ohio.
  • 1st of January, 1975: John N. Mitchell, H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman are found guilty of the Watergate cover-up.
  • 6th of January, 1975: The first episode of Wheel of Fortune is aired.
  • 12th of January, 1975: Super Bowl IX: The Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the Minnesota Vikings at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans.
  • 14th of January, 1975: 17-year-old Lesley Whittle is kidnapped in Shropshire, England.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 16th of December, 1974, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1974 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 16th of December, 1974 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might 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)
  • 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 16th of December:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Gerald Ford was the President of the United States on the 16th of December, 1974.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 16th of December, 1974 was probably conceived around the 8th of March, 1974. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 16th of December, 1974 is the 25th of September, 1975. (Rough Estimate).

Computer Games

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

  • Pong - Table tennis game.

16th of December

Events that have occurred on the 16th of December:


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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 16,606 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,434,754,800 seconds have passed since the 16th of December, 1974.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,673,880,600 times.
  • Since the 16th of December, 1974, earth has travelled approximately 740,333,476,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 239,125,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 123,388,913 steps. That's about 54,840 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,217,058 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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