On This Day

What Happened on April 12, 1974

Famous Birthdays

  • Belinda Emmett, Australian actress (Home and Away), born in Gosford, New South Wales, Australia (d. 2006)
  • Kabir Khan, Pakistani cricketer, born in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
  • Marley Shelton, American actress (Sin City), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Roman Hamrlik, Czech ice hockey defenseman (Lightning, Olympic gold 1998), born in Gottwaldov, Czechoslovakia
  • Sylvinho, Brazilian footballer, born in São Paulo, Brazil

Famous Weddings

Sissy Spacek

"Coal Miner's Daughter" actress Sissy Spacek weds art director Jack Fisk

Actress Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek

Famous Deaths

  • Carl Jaffe, German actor (1st Man in Space, Escapement), dies at 72
1974 Highlights

About April 12, 1974

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 6 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Good Friday (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

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