On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 1974

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 'The Troubles', the Northern Ireland conflict between republican and loyalist paramilitaries, British security forces, and civil rights groups, claims its 1000th victim

Music releaseMusic Single

Paul McCartney & Wings release single "Band on the Run" in the US

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Holbrook, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
  • Kevin Sullivan, Canadian athlete, 1.5k runner (Olympics 1996), born in Brantford, Ontario
  • Paul Bradford, American football cornerback (San Diego Chargers), born in East Palo Alto, California

Famous Deaths

  • Mohammed Ayub Khan, premier/president (Pakistan), dies
  • Richard Huelsenbeck, German Dada writer, dies at 81