On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1974

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ayatollah Khomeini calls for an Islamic Republic in Iran

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • In the England the Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties come into being.
  • 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 drummer
  • 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? 46 years, 7 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aries