On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1974

Historical Events

  • Coup in East-Timor under UDT
  • Head-on collision between two buses kills 21 (Ankara, Turkey)

PGA Championship

PGA Championship Men's Golf, Tanglewood Park: Lee Trevino wins the first of his 2 PGA C'ships, 1 stroke ahead of defending champion Jack Nicklaus

Famous Birthdays

  • Anju Jain, Indian cricketer(women's team)
  • Audrey Mestre, French diver
  • Hadiqa Kiyani, Pakistani pop star

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Hill, Australian cricketer (3 Tests for Australia 1953-55, 8 wickets), dies at 51
  • Vicente Emilio Sojo, Venezuelan composer, dies at 86
1974 Highlights

About August 11, 1974

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 2 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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