On This Day

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, 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

LoveWedding 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, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 72