On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1974

Historical Events

  • Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed is elected fifth President of India

Sports History

Nolan Ryan pitch measured at record 161.6 kph (100.4 mph)


Famous Birthdays

  • Amy Adams, American actress and singer (Arrival, Man of Steel, American Hustle), born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy
  • Andy Strachan, Australian musician (The Living End), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • Big Moe [Kenneth Doniell Moore], American rapper (Screwed Up Click), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2007)
  • Maxim Vengerov, Russian-Israeli violinist, born in Novosibirsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
  • Misha Collins, American actor (Supernatural), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Szabolcs Sáfár, Hungarian football goalkeeper, born in Budapest, Hungary

Famous Deaths

  • Ilona Massey [Hajmássy], Hungarian-American film, stage, and radio actress and singer (Ilona Massey Show), dies of cancer at 64
1974 Highlights

About August 20, 1974

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 3 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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