What Happened on August 23, 1974

Historical Events

Music History

John Lennon reports seeing a UFO in NYC

  • 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
  • Konstantin Novoselov, Russian physicist (2010 Nobel Prize for isolation of Graphene), born in Nizhny Tagil, Russia [1]
  • Ray Park, Scottish actor (G.I. Joes movies; Slayer), born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Shifty Shellshock [Seth Binzer], American musician (Crazy Town), born in Los Angeles, California
Born in 1974

Famous Deaths

  • Roberto Assagioli, Italian psychiatrist and writer (Psychosynthesis,), dies at 86

About August 23, 1974

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 49 years and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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

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