What Happened on February 7, 1974

Historical Events

Event of Interest

American left-wing guerilla group Symbionese Liberation Army claim responsibility for the kidnapping of Patty Hearst, daughter of American publishing heir Randolph Hearst

  • Grenada gains independence from Britain (National Day)

Film Premiere

Mel Brooks' western spoof film "Blazing Saddles", starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder premieres at the Pickwick Drive-In in Burbank, California; patrons watched from horseback rather than cars

Election of Interest

UK Prime Minister Edward Heath calls for a 'snap' general election in the midst of a protracted miners' strike

1974 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Emma McLaughlin, American novelist
  • J Dilla [James Dewitt Yancey], American rapper and producer (Donuts), born in Detroit Michigan (d. 2006)

Steve NashSteve Nash (49 years old)

Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame guard (NBA MVP 2005, 06; 8 × NBA All-Star; Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, LA Lakers) and coach (Brooklyn Nets), born in Johannesburg, South Africa

Born in 1974

Famous Deaths

  • Arline Judge, American actress (Girls in Chains, Mad Wednesday, Age of Consent), dies at 61

About February 7, 1974

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 3 months and 23 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