On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1974

Historical Events

  • Joan Jett forms her rock group Runaways in England

Historic Event

US President Richard Nixon admits he withheld information about Watergate break-in

Famous Birthdays

  • Antoine Sibierski, French footballer
  • Frankie Hejduk, soccer defender (Olympic gold 1996), born in La Mesa, California
  • Kajol Mukherjee, Indian actress (Fanaa, My Name Is Khan), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra
1974 Highlights

About August 5, 1974

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 47 years and 4 months
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Civic Holiday (Canada), Summer Bank Holiday (Ireland, United Kingdom)

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