On This Day

What Happened on April 6, 1974

Historical Events

  • 19th Eurovision Song Contest: ABBA for Sweden wins singing "Waterloo" in Brighton, England
  • 200,000 attend rock concert "California Jam" at the Ontario Motor Speedway in Ontario, California; line-up includes Earth, Wind & Fire; Black Sabbath; Deep Purple; and Emerson, Lake & Palmer
  • Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Earl Anthony 11/16
  • Yankees 1st home game at Shea Stadium, while Yankee Stadium is renovated; beat Cleveland Indians 6-1

Famous Birthdays

  • Robert Kova─Ź, Croatian footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Hudson Fysh, Australian aviator and businessman (b. 1895)
  • Ronald Russell, British journalist, author and Conservative politician, dies at 69
  • Willem Dudok, Dutch architect (Hilversum Town Hall; Beehive Rotterdam), dies at 89
1974 Highlights

About April 6, 1974

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 7 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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