On This Day

What Happened on April 24, 1974

Historical Events

  • Dutch women hockey team becomes world champion
  • NFL grants franchise to Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Marshall, American bassist and co-founder of rock band (Creed), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Comedy Dave [David Lloyd Vitty], British radio personality, born in Hong Kong
  • Eric Kripke, American television writer, director and producer (Supernatural), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Jared Tomich, American football defensive end (New Orleans Saints), born in St. John, Indiana
  • Toine Rorije, Dutch soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles), born in Heerde, Netherlands

Famous Deaths


Person of interestBud Abbott

(William) "Bud" Abbott, American comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies of cancer at 78

Comedian and Actor Bud Abbott
Comedian and Actor
Bud Abbott

1974 Highlights

About April 24, 1974

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 7 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Taurus