What Happened on August 8, 1974

Historical Events

Historic Event

US President Richard Nixon announces he will resign at 12pm the next day

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrei Mezin, NHL goaltender (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • Andy Priaulx, British race car driver
  • Scott D'Amore, Canadian professional wrestler and manager

Famous Deaths

  • Baldur von Schirach, German author/nazi politician, dies at 67
1974 Highlights

About August 8, 1974

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 1 month and 24 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