On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 1974

Historical Events


Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

46th Academy Awards: "The Sting", Glenda Jackson & Jack Lemmon win

  • Arganat Comm publishes report concerning Yom Kippur War

Event of interestEvent of Interest

England cricket fast bowler Tony Greig takes 8-86 in West Indies' 1st innings in tourists' 26 run 5th Test win in Port-of-Spain; Greig also captures 5-70 in 2nd innings

Cricketer and Commentator Tony Greig
Cricketer and Commentator
Tony Greig

Famous Birthdays

  • Håkan Hellström, Swedish musician (Känn ingen sorg för mig Göteborg), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Tayfun Korkut, Turkish soccer midfielder (42 caps; Fenerbahçe, Real Sociedad) and manager (Hannover 96, FC Kaiserslautern, Bayer Leverkusen, VfB Stuttgart), born in Stuttgart, Germany

Famous Deaths

  • Douglass Dumbrille, Canadian actor (Mr Deed Goes to Town), dies at 84

Person of interestGeorges Pompidou

Georges Pompidou, French President (1969-1974) and Prime Minister (1962-1968), dies in Paris at 62

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou

1974 Highlights

About April 2, 1974

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 7 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aries