On This Day

What Happened on January 26, 1974

Historical Events

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

31st Golden Globes: "The Exorcist", Al Pacino, & Marsha Mason win

Actor Al Pacino
Al Pacino
Writer & Filmmaker William Peter Blatty
Writer & Filmmaker
William Peter Blatty
Actor Max Von Sydow
Max Von Sydow
  • 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? 47 years, 4 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aquarius