What Happened on February 4, 1974

Historical Events

Event of Interest

American publishing heir Randolph Hearst’s 19-year-old daughter, Patty Hearst, is kidnapped from her apartment in Berkeley, California by the Symbionese Liberation Army

  • Chimpanzee Nim Chimsky signs his 1st word, at 2½ months
  • Petroleum rationing ends in Netherlands
  • Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb explodes on a bus in West Yorkshire, England, carrying British Army soldiers and some of their family members
1974 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Ward, American NFL defensive end (Baltimore Ravens)
  • Mijntje Donners, Dutch hockey international
Born in 1974

Famous Deaths

  • Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian physicist (Bose–Einstein statistics), dies at 80

About February 4, 1974

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Love's Theme - Love Unlimited Orchestra
  • UK #1 Song: Tiger Feet - Mud