On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1974

Historical Events

  • Guinee-Bissau becomes independent of Portugal
  • Soyuz 15 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 3

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric D. Snider, American humor columnist / movie reviewer
  • Freddie Scott, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Huang Bo, Chinese actor (Cow) and singer, born in Qingdao, China
  • Kelvin Cato, American NBA center (Portland Trailblazers), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Famous Deaths


Person of interestCharles Lindbergh

Charles Lindbergh, American aviator who was 1st to fly solo across the Atlantic, dies of lymphoma at 72


1974 Highlights

About August 26, 1974

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 4 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Late Summer Bank Holiday (United Kingdom)

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Virgo