What Happened on August 7, 1974

Historical Events

  • Philippe Petit walks tightrope strung between twin towers

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael Shannon, American actor (Nocturnal Animals, Boardwalk Empire), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Philippe De Rouville, Canadian NHL goalie (Pitts Penguins), born in Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada
Born in 1974

Famous Weddings

Faye Dunaway

American actress Faye Dunaway (33) weds American rock singer Peter Wolf (28) of J. Geils Band; divorce in 1979

Famous Deaths

  • Rosario Castellanos, Mexican poet (Balún Canán), dies in an electrical accident at 49
  • Sylvio Mantha, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 72
1974 Highlights

About August 7, 1974

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 1 month and 20 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