What Happened on January 5, 1974

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • An earthquake in Lima, Peru, kills six people, and damages hundreds of houses.
  • Raul Julia appears on Bob Newhart Show in "Oh, Brother"

Famous Birthdays

  • Calvin Collins, center/guard (Atlanta Falcons)
  • John Drew Nichols, Oklahoma, rocker (PC Quest-Can You See)
  • Michelle Scerri, Australian golfer (1995 Tasmanian), born in Melbourne, Victoria

Famous Deaths

  • Lev Oborin, Russian pianist (b. 1907)
  • Roy Bargy, orchestra leader (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 79