Friday May 17, 1974
US date format: 5/17/1974, UK date format: 17/5/1974
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 17, 1974). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Andrea Corr and Sendhil Ramamurthy.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to The Streak by Ray Stevens.
In UK Sugar Baby Love by The Rubettes was in the top 5 hits.
Welcome to Arrow Beach, directed by Laurence Harvey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974
while Alistair Cooke'S America by Alistair Cooke was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching My Old Man.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Maze War or Spasim.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 17, 1974?
- Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
- Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
- Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
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- Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 15th String quartet
- Police in Los Angeles, California, raid the Symbionese Liberation Army's headquarters, killing six members, including Camilla Hall.
- Dublin and Monaghan bombings: Thirty-three civilians are killed when the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) explodes car bombs in Dublin and Monaghan, Republic of Ireland.
- Nuclear test: Under Project Smiling Buddha, India successfully detonates its first nuclear weapon, becoming the 6th nation to do so.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 17, 1974?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Ray Stevens - The Streak
- Jackson 5 - Dancing Machine
- Marvin Hamlisch - The Entertainer
- Grand Funk - The Loco-Motion
- Three Dog Night - The Show Must Go On
- Elton John - Bennie And The Jets
- Paul McCartney - Band On The Run
- Maria Muldaur - Midnight At The Oasis
- Chicago - (I've Been) Searchin' So Long
- The Stylistics - You Make Me Feel Brand New
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Aretha Franklin - I'm In Love
- Stevie Wonder - Don't You Worry 'bout A Thing
- Jackson 5 - Dancing Machine
- William DeVaughn - Be Thankful For What You Got
- James Brown - The Payback
- Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes - Satisfaction Guaranteed (Or Take Your Love Back)
- The O'Jays - For The Love Of Money
- Al Green - Let's Get Married
- Graham Central Station - Can You Handle It?
- Kool & The Gang - Hollywood Swinging
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next May 17If May 17, 1974 is your birthday you're 46 years, 4 months, 12 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 18 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on May 17, 1974?
On May 17, 1974 the day of the week was Friday.
What zodiac sign is May 17, 1974?
On May 17, 1974 the zodiac sign was Taurus.
Who was the US President on May 17, 1974?
On May 17, 1974 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 17, 1974?
On May 17, 1974 the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour).
Who was the Pope on May 17, 1974?
On May 17, 1974 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on May 17, 1974?
On May 17, 1974 several famous people were born including, Andrea Corr, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Fabrice Gobert.
Which famous people died on May 17, 1974?
Famous people died on May 17, 1974 include, Charles Braswell, Ernest Nash.
What was the number one song in May 17, 1974?
The number one song in the week of May 17, 1974 was The Streak by Ray Stevens in US and Sugar Baby Love by The Rubettes in UK.
What were the top hits on May 17, 1974?
The top hits on May 17, 1974 were The Streak by Ray Stevens, Dancing Machine by Jackson 5, The Entertainer by Marvin Hamlisch in US and Sugar Baby Love by The Rubettes, Waterloo by Abba, Shang-A-Lang by Bay City Rollers in UK.