On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1974

Historical Events

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

Historic Event

General Augusto Pinochet becomes president and dictator of Chile

  • 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

Juan Perón

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

  • 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? 47 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Dominion Day (Canada)

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