What Happened on April 8, 1974

Historical Events

  • Discovery Island opens at Walt Disney World, Florida

Sports History

Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 715th HR, off of L.A. Dodger Al Downing, breaking Babe Ruth's record in Atlanta

Band on the Run

Paul McCartney & Wings release single "Band on the Run" in the US

1974 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Chino XL [Derek Keith Barbosa], American rapper and actor, born in The Bronx, New York
  • Chris Kyle, American Navy SEAL sniper (160 kills), born in Odessa, Texas (d. 2013)
  • Holger Hott Johansen, Norwegian orienteerist
  • Nnedi Okorafor, Nigerian American writer (Binti books), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
Born in 1974

Famous Deaths

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

About April 8, 1974

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 5 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Bennie And The Jets - Elton John
  • UK #1 Song: Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks