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)

1974 History

Famous Birthdays

Amy Adams (49 years old)

American actress (Junebug; Enchanted: Julie & Julia; American Hustle; Big Eyes), 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
Born in 1974

Famous Deaths

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

About August 20, 1974

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 1 month and 4 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