On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 1974

Historical Events

  • Congress authorizes US citizens to own gold
  • Turkish army attacks Nicosia Cyprus
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • USSR performs underground nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Ana Matronic [Lynch], American alt-pop singer (Scissor Sisters), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Christopher Gorham, American actor, born in Fresno, California
  • Chucky Atkins, American basketball player, born in Orlando, Florida
  • Martin Bulloch, Scottish musician (Mogwai), born in Blantyre, United Kingdom

Famous Deaths

  • Raymond Budd, South African trade unionist
1974 Highlights

About August 14, 1974

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 3 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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