On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1974

Historical Events

  • British miners begin their strike in reaction to the three-day week
  • John Murtha becomes the first Vietnam War veteran elected to the United States Congress
  • Mats Wermelin, Sweden, scores all points in 272-0 basketball win
  • Maximum speed on Autobahn reduced to 100 kph
  • US Mariner 10 returns 1st close-up photos of Venus' cloud structure

Famous Birthdays

  • Adrienne Johnson, American basketball guard, administrator, broadcaster (WNBA Cleveland Rockers; Uni of Louisville), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Omarosa Manigault Newman, American reality TV star & former political aide, born in Youngstown, Ohio
1974 Highlights

About February 5, 1974

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 4 months and 19 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