On This Day

What Happened on April 23, 1974

Historical Events

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry Watson, American actor (What About Brian), born in Traverse City, Michigan
  • Bret Anderson, Canadian football slot back (BC Lions), born in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
  • Carlos Dengler, American musician (Interpol), born in Queens, New York
  • Joey Kent, American football wide receiver (Tennessee Oilers), born in Huntsville, Alabama
  • Sam Madison, American football cornerback (Miami Dolphins), born in Thomasville, Georgia

Famous Deaths

  • Cy Williams, American MLB outfielder (4-time NL HR leader; Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies), dies at 86
1974 Highlights

About April 23, 1974

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 7 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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