On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1974

Historical Events

  • Arias Navarro succeeds Carrero Blanco as premier of Spain
  • Burma accepts its constitution
  • Gold hits record $121.25 an ounce in London
  • Miguel Pinero's "Short Eyes," premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Alessandro Petacchi, Italian road cyclist (Tour de France 2010; Giro d'Italia 2004; Vuelta a EspaƱa 2005), born in La Spezia, Italy
  • Stefan Ustorf, Kaufbeuren Ger, NHL right wing (Washington Capitals)

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Daley, American sportswriter (NY Times-Pulitzer 1956), dies from a heart attack at 69
  • Gino Cervi, Italian actor (Les Miserables, Naked Maja), dies at 72
1974 Highlights

About January 3, 1974

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 10 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn