On This Day

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)

Famous Weddings

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

Famous Deaths

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

Person of interestSamuel Goldwyn

Samuel Goldwyn, Polish English American film magnate (MGM), dies of natural causes at 91

Hollywood Mogul Samuel Goldwyn
Hollywood Mogul
Samuel Goldwyn

1974 Highlights

About January 31, 1974

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 8 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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