On This Day

What Happened on April 25, 1974

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Günter Guillaume, an aide to West German Chancellor Willy Brandt, is exposed as a Stasi spy (East German secret service)

Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt
  • Leo Tindemans forms Belgium government
  • NFL moves goal posts & adopts sudden-death playoff
  • Portuguese Prime Minister Marcello Caetano is overthrown in the Carnation revolution, bringing Portugal's authoritarian Estado Novo (New State) government to an end

Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Hassell, Australian soccer striker (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • Libor Procházka, Czech ice hockey defenseman (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998), born in Vlašim, Czechoslovakia
  • Tricia Dunn, American ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998), born in Derry, New Hampshire
  • Twan Russell, American football linebacker (Washington Redskins), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Pam Courson (27), long-term companion of Door's vocalist Jim Morrison, dies of heroin overdose
  • Pamela Courson, American woman and long-term companion of Jim Morrison, dies of a heroin overdose at 27
1974 Highlights

About April 25, 1974

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 5 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Anzac Day (Australia, New Zealand)

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