What Happened on November 16, 1974

Historical Events

  • 1st intentional interstellar radio message sent, Arecibo telescope towards M 41, a cluster of stars some 25,000 light years away

Music History

ABBA begin their first tour of Europe - their first tour outside of Sweden

#1 in the Charts

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

  • Milwaukee Bucks lose their 11th straight NBA game (team record)
1974 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric Judy, American rock bassist (Modest Mouse), born in Issaquah, Washington
  • Maurizio Margaglio, Italian ice dancer, born in Milan, Italy
  • Paul Scholes, British footballer, born in Salford, United Kingdom
Born in 1974

Famous Deaths

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

About November 16, 1974

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 4 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Whatever Gets You Thru The Night - John Lennon With The Plastic Ono Nuclear Band
  • UK #1 Song: Gonna Make You A Star - David Essex