What Happened on July 19, 1974

Historical Events

  • Cleveland Indians pitcher Dick Bosman no-hits Oakland A's, 4-0

Music History

David Bowie's "Diamond Dog" tour ends in NYC

  • Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 14 lands back on earth

Famous Birthdays

  • Preston Wilson, baseball player
  • Ramin Djawadi, Iranian-German Emmy Award-winning film and television composer (Iron Man; GAme of Thrones; A Wrinkle in Time), born in Duisburg, West Germany
  • Rey Bucanero, Mexican professional wrestler
  • Vincent Spadea, tennis star, born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Ernő Schwarz, Hungarian-American soccer forward (2 caps Hungary; Ferencváros, NY Giants, NY Americans) and coach (United States [men] 1953-56), dies at 69
  • Joe Flynn, American character actor (McHale's Navy - "Capt. Binghamton; The Love Bug; The Rescuers), dies of a heart attack while swimming in his pool at 49
1974 Highlights

About July 19, 1974

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 6 months and 8 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