On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1974

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

55 MPH speed limit imposed by Richard Nixon

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Worst fire in Argentine history destroys 1.2 million acres

Famous Birthdays

  • Ludmila Formanová, Czech athlete (World C'ship gold 800m 1999), born in Čáslav, Czech Republic
  • Tomáš Řepka, Czech soccer defender (46 caps; Sparta Prague, Fiorentina, West Ham United), born in Slavičín, Czech Republic

Famous Deaths

  • (Woodward) "Tex" Ritter, American country singer (5 Star Jubilee), dies at 67
1974 Highlights

About January 2, 1974

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 9 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Day after New Year's Day (New Zealand), New Year Holiday (United Kingdom)

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