On This Day

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Natasha Henstridge, Canadian actress
  • Ramon Morel, Villa Gonzalez Dom Rep, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)

Famous Deaths

  • Edmund Cobb, Mexican western actor (Motorcycle Gang, Comanche Territory), dies at 82
  • Mrs Park Chung Hi, wife of South Korean president, murdered
1974 Highlights

About August 15, 1974

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Independence Day (India)

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