What Happened on April 8, 1974

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Discovery Island opens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 715th HR, breaking Babe Ruth's record in Atlanta

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron

Famous Birthdays

  • Chino XL, American rapper
  • Chris Kyle, Odessa, Texas, Navy SEAL sniper (160 kills), (d. 2013)
  • Holger Hott Johansen, Norwegian orienteerist
  • Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu, Nigerian American writer

Famous Deaths

  • James Charles McGuigan, Catholic archbishop of Toronto (b. 1894)