On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1974

Day of the Week: Thursday

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
  • NY Yankees sign Bill Virdon as manager

Famous Birthdays

  • Alessandro Petacchi, Italian cyclist
  • Stefan Ustorf, Kaufbeuren Ger, NHL right wing (Washington Capitals)
  • Todd Warriner, Blenheim, NHL left wing (Toronto Maple Leafs)

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