On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1974

Historical Events

  • Helmut Schmidt becomes West German Chancellor
  • USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Richman, American TV personality (Man v Food), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Conal Groom, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Northford, Connecticut
  • Keith Thibodeaux, cornerback (Washington Redskins)
  • Laura Pausini, Italian pop singer
  • Sonny Sandoval, American singer (P.O.D.)
1974 Highlights

About May 16, 1974

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 6 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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