On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1974

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

John Lennon reports seeing a UFO in NYC

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Zaheer Abbas scores 240 Pakistan v England at The Cricket Oval

Famous Birthdays

  • Benjamin Limo, Kenyan runner, born in Eldoret, Kenya
  • Christian Beranek, American graphic novelist and actor, born in Council Bluffs, Iowa
  • Ray Park, Scottish actor, born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Shifty Shellshock [Seth Binzer], American musician (Crazy Town), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Roberto Assagioli, Italian psychiatrist (b. 1888)
1974 Highlights

About August 23, 1974

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Virgo