What Happened on January 6, 1974

Historical Events

  • "CBS Mystery Theater" premieres on radio
  • In response to the 1973 energy crisis, daylight saving time commences nearly four months early in the United States.
  • United Kingdom begins three-day work week during energy crisis

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel Cordone, Argentine footballer, born in General RodrĂ­guez Partido, Argentina
  • Juan Roque, American football tackle (Detroit Lions), born in San Diego, California
  • Marcus Crandell, CFL quarterback (Edmonton Eskimos), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Paul Grant, NBA center (Minn Timberwolves), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican sculptor/muralist, dies at 77
1974 Highlights

About January 6, 1974

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 10 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Joker - The Steve Miller Band
  • UK #1 Song: Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade