On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1974

Historical Events

Richard Nixon's Resignation Letter

Richard Nixon resigns as President of the United States and Vice President Gerald Ford swears the oath of office to take his place as the 38th US President

Famous Birthdays

  • Derek Fisher, American NBA guard (LA Lakers) and manager (LS Sparks), born in Little Rock Arkansas
  • Nicola Stapleton, English actress (Eastenders), born in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Chase, American jazz-rock trumpet player and bandleader (Chase), dies in a plane crash at 39
1974 Highlights

About August 9, 1974

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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