On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1974

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Hurricane/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