What Happened on July 21, 1974

Historical Events

Tour de France

61st Tour de France: Eddy Merckx of Belgium wins 5th Tour that he enters; equals Jacques Anquetil record for Tour victories

Event of Interest

US House Judiciary approves two Articles of Impeachment against President Richard Nixon

US Women's Golf Open

US Open Women's Golf, La Grange CC: Sandra Haynie wins by 1 shot from Beth Stone and Carol Mann

1974 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Geoff Jenkins, American baseball outfielder (MLB All-Star 2003; World Series 2008; Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Phillies), born in Olympia, Washington
Born in 1974

Famous Deaths

  • Willem F. K. Hussem, Dutch painter and poet (Steltlopen on Sea), dies at 74

About July 21, 1974

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: ANNIE's SONG - John Denver
  • UK #1 Song: Rock Your Baby - George Mccrae