On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 1974

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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, American 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