What Happened on August 19, 1974

Historical Events

Pussy Cats

RCA records releases "Pussy Cats", the tenth album by American singer Harry Nilsson in the US; album was produced by John Lennon and Nilsson worked through a serious vocal chord injury which diminished his vaunted range

Famous Birthdays

  • David Patten, American football wide receiver (Super Bowl 2001, 04, 05; New England Patriots), born in Hopkins, South Carolina (d. 2021)
Born in 1974

Famous Weddings

Tim Rice

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

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? 49 years, 1 month and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: (You're) Having My Baby - Paul Anka with Odia Coates
  • UK #1 Song: When Will I See You Again - Three Degrees