On This Day

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
  • 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 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

Famous Deaths

  • Walther Meissner, German physicist (Meissner Effect), dies at 91
1974 Highlights

About November 16, 1974

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 10 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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