On This Day

What Happened on July 15, 1974

Historical Events

  • Military coup on Cyprus: archbishop, President Makarios flees
  • TV news reporter Christine Chubbuck shoots herself live on WXLT-TV, Florida, first person to commit suicide in a live broadcast

Famous Birthdays

  • Chot Ulep, Filipino musician, born in Quezon City, Philippines
  • Janice Bremner, Canadian synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Burlington, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • Christine Chubbuck, American TV news reporter, commits suicide live on TV at 29
1974 Highlights

About July 15, 1974

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 2 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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