On This Day

What Happened on February 11, 1974

Historical Events

  • First Major League Baseball arbitration case; Minnesota Twins pitcher Dick Woodson seeking $29,000 wins; Twins offered $23,000

Historic Event

Henry Kissinger unveils Nixon Administration's seven-point "Project Independence" plan to make the U.S. energy independent

  • Libya nationalizes three US oil companies that had not agreed to 51 percent nationalization in September
  • Minnesota Twins pitcher Dick Woodson is first of 48 to invoke Major League Baseball's new arbitration rule
  • Titan-Centaur rocket test launch fails

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Jones [Emeric], American radio host & conspiracy theorist (InfoWars, PrisonPlanet), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Brian Newman, American football guard (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Houston, Texas
  • D'Angelo [Michael Eugene Archer], American singer, songwriter, and record producer, born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Jaroslav Špaček, Czech NHL defenseman (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998), born in Rokycany, Czechoslovakia
  • Ronnie Ward, American NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Wally Richardson, American NFL quarterback (Baltimore Ravens), born in Orangeburg, United States
  • Zain Verjee, Kenyan-born journalist, born in Nairobi, Kenya

Famous Deaths

  • Anna Q Nilsson, actress (Toll Gate, Sorrell & Son), dies at 85
1974 Highlights

About February 11, 1974

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 9 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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