On This Day

What Happened on January 24, 1974

Historical Events

  • 10th British Commonwealth Games open in Christchurch, New Zealand

Famous Birthdays

  • Ed Helms, American comic actor (The Daily Show; The Office; The Hangover), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Kristy Sargeant, Canadian ice pairs (1994 Skate Canada), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Shii Ann Huang, American game show contestant, born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Tim Biakabutuka, American football running back (Carolina Panthers), born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
1974 Highlights

About January 24, 1974

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 5 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: You're Sixteen - Ringo Starr
  • UK #1 Song: Tiger Feet - Mud