What Happened on February 5, 1974

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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
  • Randolph Hearst’s 19-year-old daughter, Patty Hearst, is kidnapped from their home in California
  • US Mariner 10 returns 1st close-up photos of Venus' cloud structure

Famous Birthdays

  • Adrienne Johnson, WNBA guard (Cleveland Rockers)
  • Omarosa Manigault Newman, American reality TV star and former political aide, born in Ohio