Are you not curious to discover some fun facts about your birthday? Find out ‘what happened on my birthday’ and what was the number one song on your day of birth. Know the meaning of your special day and who shares your birthday! (Sponsored link)
1974 Historical Event(s)
- January 2, 1974 – President Richard Nixon signs a bill lowering the maximum U.S. speed limit to 55 MPH in order to conserve gasoline during an OPEC embargo
- January 23, 1974 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Tiger in Chinese astrology.
- February 7, 1974 – Grenada gains independence from the United Kingdom.
- February 23, 1974 – The Symbionese Liberation Army demands $4 million more to release kidnap victim Patty Hearst.
- March 29, 1974 – NASA’s Mariner 10 becomes the first spaceprobe to fly by Mercury. It was launched on November 3, 1973.
- May 18, 1974 – Nuclear test: under project Smiling Buddha, India successfully detonates its first nuclear weapon becoming the sixth nation to do so.
- June 6, 1974 – A new Instrument of Government is promulgated making Sweden a parliamentary monarchy.
- June 29, 1974 – Isabel Perón is sworn in as the first female President of Argentina. Her husband, President Juan Peron, had delegated responsibility due to weak health and died two days later.
- August 15, 1974 – Yuk Young-soo, First Lady of South Korea, is killed during an apparent assassination attempt upon President of South Korea, Park Chung-hee.
- December 5, 1974 – In American football, the Birmingham Americans would win what would eventually be the only World Bowl in World Football League history.
Who Were Born On 1974?
- January 8, 1974 – Maria Matsouka, Greek politician
- January 15, 1974 – Edith Bowman, Scottish television and radio presenter
- March 4, 1974 – Crowbar, American professional wrestler
- April 11, 1974 – Zöe Lucker, British television actor
- April 23, 1974 – Barry Watson, American actor
- May 10, 1974 – Sylvain Wiltord, French footballer
- May 15, 1974 – Ahmet Zappa, American musician
- October 1, 1974 – Sherri Saum, American actress
- November 2, 1974 – Prodigy, American rapper (Mobb Deep)