On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1974

Historical Events

  • Explosion and fire destroy Great Northern RR yard in Wenatchee, Washington

Famous Birthdays

  • Adrian Voinea, Focsani Romania, tennis star (1995 Malta)
  • Bobby Petta, soccer player (Feyenoord, RKC)
  • Ever Carradine, American actress
  • Nelson Vargas, Holoyoke Mass, soccer forward (Olympic gold 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Gene Ammons, American jazz saxophonist ("The Happy Blues"), dies of bone cancer at 49
1974 Highlights

About August 6, 1974

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 48 years and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Feel Like Makin' Love - Roberta Flack
  • UK #1 Song: Rock Your Baby - George Mccrae