On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1974

Historical Events

  • 1st Laura Ashley store in the US opens (San Francisco)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

General Augusto Pinochet becomes president and dictator of Chile

General and Dictator Augusto Pinochet
General and Dictator
Augusto Pinochet
  • Isabel Peron succeeds husband Juan as President of Argentina
  • Monmouthshire renamed Gwent and becomes part of Wales
  • NFL players go on strike for 41 days challenging the "Rozelle Rule" but had to wait until 1977 for new collective bargaining agreement

Famous Birthdays

  • Jefferson Pérez, Ecuadorian race walker (Olympic gold 20k 1996), born in Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Michele Krasnoo, American actress (Kickboxer IV), born in Culver City, California

Famous Deaths


Person of interestJuan Perón

Juan Perón, Argentine military officer and President of Argentina (1946-55, 73-74), dies of a heart attack at 78

General and President of Argentina Juan Perón
General and President of Argentina
Juan Perón
  • Kick Smit, Dutch soccer striker and manager (29 caps; HFC Haarlem), dies at 62
1974 Highlights

About July 1, 1974

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 46 years and 5 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer