What Happened on February 20, 1974

Historical Events

Album Release

ABC records releases "Pretzel Logic", the third studio album by rock band Steely Dan; it features hit single "Rikki Don't Lose That Number"

Sports History

Gordie Howe comes out of retirement for $1M from Houston Aeros, WHA

Famous Birthdays

  • Katerina Kroupova, Olomouc Czech, tennis star (1994 Futures-Sofia-BUL)
  • Ophelie Winter, French actress
Born in 1974

Famous Divorces

Cher & Sonny Bono

American singer and actress Cher (27) files for separation from husband singer-songwriter Sonny Bono (38)

Famous Deaths

  • David Monrad Johansen, Norwegian composer, dies at 85

About February 20, 1974

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Way We Were - Barbra Streisand
  • UK #1 Song: Devil Gate Drive - Suzi Quatro