What Happened on August 20, 1974

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Brooklyn pitcher Dan Bankhead is 1st black to homer in his 1st at bat
  • Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed is elected fifth President of India

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Nelson Rockefeller is selected as US Vice President by President Gerald Ford

Businessman and US Vice President Nelson Rockefeller
Businessman and US Vice President
Nelson Rockefeller
38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford

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

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

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)
  • Big Moe, American rapper (d. 2007)
  • Denesha Reid, Miss USA-Georgia (1997)
  • Maxim Vengerov, Russian violinist
  • Misha Collins, American actor (Supernatural), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Szabolcs Sáfár, Hungarian footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Ilona Massey, actress (Love HAppy, Holiday in Mexico), dies at 62