On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1974

Historical Events

  • Discovery Island opens at Walt Disney World, Florida

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 715th HR, breaking Babe Ruth's record in Atlanta

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron

Famous Birthdays

  • Chino XL, American rapper
  • Chris Kyle, Odessa, Texas, Navy SEAL sniper (160 kills), (d. 2013)
  • Holger Hott Johansen, Norwegian orienteerist
  • Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu, Nigerian American writer

Famous Deaths

  • James Charles McGuigan, Catholic cardinal archbishop of Toronto, dies at 79
1974 Highlights

About April 8, 1974

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 7 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aries