What Happened on January 26, 1974

Historical Events

Election of Interest

Bülent Ecevit becomes Prime Minister of Turkey for the 1st time

Famous Birthdays

  • Rokia Traoré, Bambara Afro-beat and folk singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Tchamantché), born in Kolokani, Mali
  • Shannon Hale, American author, born in Salt Lake City, Utah

Famous Deaths

  • Siegfried von Vegesack, German writer, dies at 85
  • Wiktor Labunski, Polish-American composer, dies at 78
1974 Highlights

About January 26, 1974

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 48 years and 8 months
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Australia Day (Australia), Republic Day (India)

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