On This Day

What Happened on February 13, 1974

Historical Events

  • "Rainbow Jones" opens & closes at Music Box Theater NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and historian, is deported from the Soviet Union to Frankfurt, West Germany and stripped of his Soviet citizenship

Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Writer and Nobel Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Hall of fameHall of Fame

James 'Cool Papa' Bell is named to baseball's Hall of Fame

Baseball player Cool Papa Bell
Baseball player
Cool Papa Bell

Famous Birthdays

  • Gus Hansen, Danish poker player (3 x World Poker Tour open titles, WSOP bracelet 2010), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Jeff Duran, US radio personality, born in Arcadia, California

Person of interestRobbie Williams

Robbie Williams, English singer (Take That, Feel, She's the One), born in Stoke-on-Trent, England


Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Professional boxer George Foreman (25) divorces Adrienne Calhoun after almost 3 years of marriage

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman

1974 Highlights

About February 13, 1974

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aquarius