What Happened on March 16, 1974

Historical Events

  • 1st performance at new Grand Ole Opry House at Opryland in Nashville
  • Both Wales (12-16 v England) and France (6-19 v Scotland) lose their final round matches handing Ireland their 8th Five Nations Rugby Championship

Famous Birthdays

  • Georgios Anatolakis, Greek footballer
  • Heath Streak, Zimbabwean cricket all-rounder (65 Tests, 1 x 100, 11 x 50, HS 127no, 216 wickets, BB 6/73; Matabeleland, Hampshire CCC, Warwickshire CCC), born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (d. 2023)
  • Lamont Burns, American NFL guard (NY Jets), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
Born in 1974

Famous Deaths

  • Daniel Frank Gerber, American manufacturer of baby food, dies at 75

About March 16, 1974

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 6 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks
  • UK #1 Song: Billy, Don't Be A Hero - Paper Lace