On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 1974

Historical Events

  • Philippe Petit walks tightrope strung between twin towers

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeff Buckey, American NFL offensive lineman (Miami Dolphins), born in Bakersfield, California
  • 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

Famous Weddings

Faye Dunaway

Actress Faye Dunaway weds Peter Wolf of J. Geils Band

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? 47 years, 4 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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