What Happened on August 7, 1974

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Philippe Petit walks tightrope strung between twin towers

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeff Buckey, tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • Michael Shannon, American actor (Nocturnal Animals, Boardwalk Empire), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Philippe De Rouville, Victoriaville, NHL goalie (Pitts Penguins)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Actress Faye Dunaway weds Peter Wolf of J. Geils Band

Actress Faye Dunaway
Faye Dunaway

Famous Deaths

  • Rosario Castellanos, Mexican poet (b. 1925)
  • Sylvio Mantha, professional ice hockey player (b. 1902)