On This Day

What Happened on August 30, 1974

Historical Events

  • Express train runs at full speed into Zagreb, Yugoslavia, rail yard killing 153
  • Launching of 1st Dutch satellite, ANS, from Vandenberg
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron Barrett, American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (Reel Big Fish), born in San Bernadino, California
  • Javier Otxoa, Spanish cyclist
  • Rich Cronin, American singer songwriter (Lyte Funkie Ones), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Famous Deaths

  • Abraham Schierbeek, Dutch biologist (Leeuwenhoek), dies at 87
1974 Highlights

About August 30, 1974

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 11 months and 14 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: Love Me For A Reason - Osmonds