On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1974

Historical Events


USARichard 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

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The brief letter confirming Richard Nixon's resignation, per federal law it was addressed to Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger
The brief letter confirming Richard Nixon's resignation, per federal law it was addressed to Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger
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Famous Birthdays

  • Derek Fisher, NBA guard (LA Lakers)
  • Kirill Reznik, American politician
  • Nicola Stapleton, English actress
  • Tremayne Allen, tight end (Chicago Bears)

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Chase, American trumpet player and bandleader (b. 1934)
1974 Highlights

About August 9, 1974

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo