On This Day

What Happened on February 7, 1974

Historical Events

  • Grenada gains independence from Britain (National Day)

Film Release

Mel Brooks' film "Blazing Saddles" opens in movie theaters starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder

  • The Symbionese Liberation Army claim responsibility for the kidnapping of Patty Hearst, daughter of Randolph Hearst

Election of Interest

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


Famous Birthdays

  • Emma McLaughlin, American novelist
  • Ryan Phillips, linebacker (NY Giants)

Steve Nash

Steve Nash, 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


Famous Deaths

  • Arline Judge, American actress (Girls in Chains, Mad Wednesday, Age of Consent), dies at 61
1974 Highlights

About February 7, 1974

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 9 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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