What Happened on August 9, 1974

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Richard Nixon resigns as US President and VP Gerald Ford swears the oath of office to take his place as the 38th US President

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford

Famous Birthdays

  • Derek Fisher, NBA guard (LA Lakers)
  • Kirill Reznik, American politician
  • Nicola Stapleton, English actress
  • Tremayne Allen, tight end (Chicago Bears)

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Chase, American trumpet player and bandleader (b. 1934)