On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1974

Historical Events

  • 78th Boston Marathon: Neil Cusack of Ireland takes men's race in 2:13:39; American Miki Gorman women's winner in 2:47:11
  • Military coup in Niger, president Diori Hamani deposed

Famous Birthdays

  • Danny Pino, American actor (Cold Case), born in Miami, Florida
  • Douglas Spain, American actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Marena Bencomo, Miss Universe-2nd place (Venezuela, 1997)
  • Sergei Krivokrasov, Russian NHL right wing, 1992-2002 (Chicago Blackhawks, and 4 other teams; Olympic silver, 1998), born in Angarsk, Soviet Union

Famous Deaths

  • Giovanni D'Anzi, Italian songwriter ("Malinconia d'amore"), dies at 68
1974 Highlights

About April 15, 1974

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 6 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Easter Monday (Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

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