On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1974

Historical Events


Book releaseHistoric Publication

"Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published by Doubleday

Jaws Novelist Peter Benchley
Jaws Novelist
Peter Benchley
  • L A Landslide kills 9 in Canyonville, Oregon

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestKate Moss

Kate Moss, English model, born in Croydon, England

Supermodel Kate Moss
Supermodel
Kate Moss

Famous Deaths

  • Roy Bargy, American pianist and composer (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 79
1974 Highlights

About January 16, 1974

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 9 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn