On This Day

What Happened on February 2, 1974

Historical Events

Music release#1 in the Charts

Barbra Streisand's 1st #1 hit, "The Way We Were"

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Playmobil toys debut at the Nuremberg Toy Fair, designed by Hans Beck and produced by the Brandst├Ątter Group

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Pope Paul VI encyclical "To Honor Mary"

Pope Paul VI
Paul VI
  • Smallest crowd at Cleveland Arena (Cavs vs Golden State-1,641)
  • The F-16 Fighting Falcon flies for the first time.

Famous Birthdays

  • J R Conrad, offensive tackle/guard (NY Jets)
  • Jeff Cassar, soccer goalkeeper (Olympic gold 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Absil, Belgian organist and composer (Benedictions; Peau d'Ane), dies at 80
1974 Highlights

About February 2, 1974

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 8 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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