What Happened on February 4, 1974

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Chimpanzee Nim Chimsky signs his 1st word, at 2½ months
  • Patricia Hearst (19), daughter of publisher Randolph Hearst, kidnapped by Symbionese Liberation Army
  • Petroleum rationing ends in Netherlands
  • Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb explodes on a bus in West Yorkshire, England, carrying British Army soldiers and some of their family members

Famous Birthdays

  • Brandon Convery, Kingston, NHL center (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • Chris Ward, defensive end (Baltimore Ravens)
  • Mijntje Donners, Dutch hockey international

Famous Deaths

  • Mihail Andricu, composer, dies at 79
  • Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian physicist (b. 1894)