On This Day

What Happened on January 15, 1974

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Mike Minter, American football safety (Carolina Panthers), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Ray King, American baseball player, born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Karel Salmon, composer, dies at 76