On This Day

What Happened on February 7, 1974

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Grenada gains independence from Britain (National Day)

Film release premierFilm Release

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

Actor & Director Mel Brooks
Actor & Director
Mel Brooks
Actor Gene Wilder
Gene Wilder
  • The Symbionese Liberation Army claim responsibility for the kidnapping of Patty Hearst, daughter of Randolph Hearst

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

British Prime Minister Edward Heath
British Prime Minister
Edward Heath

Famous Birthdays

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

Person of interestSteve Nash

Steve Nash, Canadian NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, LA Lakers), born in Johannesburg, South Africa

Basketball Player Steve Nash
Basketball Player
Steve Nash

Famous Deaths

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