What Happened on April 25, 1974

Historical Events

Spy Günter Guillaume Exposed

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

  • 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
1974 History

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
Born in 1974

Famous Deaths

  • Jascha Golowanjuk, Swedish writer (My Golden Road from Samarkand), dies at 69
  • Pamela Courson, American artist and long-term companion of Jim Morrison, dies of a heroin overdose at 27

About April 25, 1974

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 1 month and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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

Holidays: Anzac Day (Australia, New Zealand)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) - MFSB Featuring The Three Degrees
  • UK #1 Song: Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks