On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1974

Famous Birthdays

  • Archie Amerson, CFL running back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Órla Fallon, Irish traditional singer, Celtic harpist, and songwriter (Celtic Woman, 2004-2009; Anúna, 1996), born in Knockananna, County Wicklow, Ireland
  • Tony McCombs, American football linebacker (Arizona Cardinals), born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander de Seversky, Russian-American aviation pioneer (b. 1894)
1974 Highlights

About August 24, 1974

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

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