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
  • Chris Taylor, Australian comedian, (The Chaser), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Janice Bremner, Canadian synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Burlington, Ontario
Born in 1974

Famous Deaths

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

About July 15, 1974

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 10 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Rock Your Baby - George McCrae
  • UK #1 Song: She - Charles Aznavour