What Happened on January 5, 1974

Historical Events

  • An earthquake in Lima, Peru, kills six people, and damages hundreds of houses

TV Show Appearance

Raul Julia appears on "The Bob Newhart Show" in "Oh, Brother"

Famous Deaths

  • Lev Oborin, Russian-Soviet pianist (winner of 1st International Chopin Competition, 1927), composer and pedagogue, dies at 66
1974 Highlights

About January 5, 1974

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 49 years and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Time In A Bottle - Jim Croce
  • UK #1 Song: Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade