What Happened on January 15, 1974

Historical Events

  • 24th NBA All-Star Game, Seattle Center Coliseum: West beats East, 134-123; MVP: Bob Lanier, Detroit Pistons
  • Expert panel reports 18½ minute gap in Watergate tape, 5 separate erasures
  • TV sitcom "Happy Days" created by Garry Marshall and starring Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross, and Tom Bosley, begins an 11 year run on ABC

Famous Birthdays

  • Mike Minter, American NFL football safety, 1997-2006 (Carolina Panthers), and college coach (Campbell University, 2013-present), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Ray King, American MLB baseball pitcher, 1999-2008 (Milwaulkee Brewers, Atlanta Braves, and 6 other teams), born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Karel Salmon [Karl Salomon], Israeli operatic bass-baritone singer, composer, and conductor, dies at 76
1974 Highlights

About January 15, 1974

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 49 years and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Show And Tell - Al Wilson
  • UK #1 Song: You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me - New Seekers