On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1974

Famous Birthdays

  • David Patten, American football wide receiver (Super Bowl 2001, 04, 05; New England Patriots), born in Hopkins, South Carolina (d. 2021)

Famous Weddings

Tim Rice

British EGOT (Emmy; Grammy; Oscar; and Tony awards winner) lyricist Tim Rice (29) weds Jane McIntosh

Lyricist Tim Rice
Lyricist
Tim Rice

Famous Deaths

  • Rodger Davies, United States ambassador to Cyprus, murdered at 53 by Greek Cypriot gunmen during a demonstration outside the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia
1974 Highlights

About August 19, 1974

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 2 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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