What Happened on August 1, 1974

Historical Events

  • China's People's Liberation Army Navy, put into service ChangZheng 1, their first nuclear-powered submarine

Famous Birthdays

  • Beckie Scott, Canadian cross-country skiing athlete, born in Vegreville, Alberta, Canada
  • Chris Shinn, American singer and songwriter (Live, 2012-16; Unified Theory, 1998-2001), born in Hartford, Connecticut
Born in 1974

Famous Deaths

  • Ildebrando Antoniutti, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1898)
1974 Highlights

About August 1, 1974

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: ANNIE's SONG - John Denver
  • UK #1 Song: Rock Your Baby - George Mccrae