What Happened on January 31, 1974

Famous Birthdays

  • Ariel Pestano, Cuban baseball player, born in Cuba
  • Bob Mulder, Dutch football player (Appingedam, FC Groningen), born in Delfzijl, Netherlands
  • Lorenzo Styles, American football linebacker (Atlanta Falcons), born in Sharon, Pennsylvania
  • Othella Harrington, American basketball forward (Houston Rockets), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Pavi Sald, Finnish ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • Tory Toogood, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
Born in 1974

Famous Weddings

  • "The Outlaw" actress Jane Russell (52) weds real-estate broker John Calvin People (45) in Santa Barbara, California

Famous Deaths

  • Glenn Morris, American athlete (Olympic gold decathlon 1936) and actor (Tarzan's Revenge; Hold That Co-ed), dies of congestive heart failure at 61
  • Harry Baum, actor (Crime & Punishment), dies at 58
  • Paul Haesaerts, Belgian architect and painter (Flandre), dies at 72
  • Roger Pryor, American actor (Lady by Choice, Belle of the Nineties, Identity Unknown), dies at 72

Samuel Goldwyn (1882-1974)

Polish born Jewish-American film producer (The Best Years of Our Lives) and movie magnate, dies of natural causes at 91

1974 Highlights

About January 31, 1974

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 7 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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

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