On This Day

What Happened on February 4, 1974

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Brandon Convery, Kingston, NHL center (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • Chris Ward, American NFL defensive end (Baltimore Ravens)
  • Mijntje Donners, Dutch hockey international

Famous Deaths

  • Mihail Andricu, composer, dies at 79
  • Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian physicist (Bose–Einstein statistics), dies at 80
1974 Highlights

About February 4, 1974

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 8 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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