What Happened on August 15, 1974

Historical Events

  • France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Hurricane and floods ravage Bangladesh, 4,000 killed
  • Longest team (6) trampoline bouncing marathon (1,248 hours or 52 days)
  • South Korean President Park Chung-Hee escapes assassination attempt
1974 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Natasha Henstridge, Canadian actress (Species), born in Springdale, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Ramon Morel, Dominican pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Villa Gonzalez, Dominican Republic
Born in 1974

Famous Deaths

  • Edmund Cobb, American silent and sound screen actor, specializing in western film (A Final Reckoning; Motorcycle Gang; Comanche Territory), dies of a heart attack at 82
  • Yuk Young-So, wife of South Korean president Park Chung-Hee, murdered in an assassination attempt on her husband at 48

About August 15, 1974

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 1 month and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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

Holidays: Independence Day (India)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Night Chicago Died - Paper Lace
  • UK #1 Song: When Will I See You Again - Three Degrees