What Happened on November 16, 1974

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st intentional interstellar radio message sent, Arecibo telescope towards M 41, a cluster of stars some 25,000 light years away
  • ABBA begin their first tour of Europe - their first tour outside of Sweden

Music release#1 in the Charts

John Lennon's only solo #1 "Whatever Gets You Through the Night"

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Milwaukee Bucks lose their 11th straight NBA game (team record)

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric Judy, American Musician
  • Maurizio Margaglio, Italian ice dancer
  • Paul Scholes, British footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Walther Meissner, German physicist (Meissner Effect), dies at 91