What Happened on February 8, 1974

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • "Good Times" debuts on CBS TV
  • 3 US astronauts return to Earth after a 85 days in the US space station, Skylab
  • Ringo releases "You're 16"
  • Skylab 4's astronauts land
  • Soap opera "Secret Storm" ends a 20 year run

Famous Birthdays

  • Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, French disc jockey (Daft Punk)
  • Kimbo Slice [Kevin Ferguson], American mixed martial artist, born in the Bahamas (d. 2016)
  • Seth Green, American actor and producer (Family Guy, Austin Powers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Ulises de la Cruz, Ecuadorian footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Fern Andra, dies at 80
  • Fritz Zwicky, Swiss/US astronomer (supernova, dark matter), dies at 75