On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1974

Historical Events

Historic Event

Ayatollah Khomeini calls for an Islamic Republic in Iran

  • In England, "Local Government Act 1972" redraws the administrative map and creates six new Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties; Newport and Monmouthshire transferred from England to Wales
  • Pioneer Hall opens at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, Florida
  • Yourdon Inc consulting formed by Edward Yourdon

Famous Birthdays

  • Hugo Ibarra, Argentine soccer right back (11 caps; Colón, Boca Juniors), born in El Colorado, Formosa, Argentina
  • Richard Christy, American heavy metal drummer (Charred Walls of the Damned), and radio personality (The Howard Stern Show), born in Fort Scott, Kansas, U.S.
  • Sandra Völker, German swimmer (world record 50m backstroke 28.71 1999; World C'ship gold 4x100m relay 2001), born in Lübeck, Germany
  • Vladimir Beschastnykh, Russian soccer forward (71 caps; Racing Santander, FC Spartak Moscow), born in Moscow, Russia

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Ernest Whitehead, English-Canadian composer, dies at 86
1974 Highlights

About April 1, 1974

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aries