On This Day

What Happened on July 21, 1974

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • US Open Women's Golf, La Grange CC: Sandra Haynie wins by 1 shot from Beth Stone and Carol Mann

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Willem F. K. Hussem, Dutch painter and poet (Steltlopen on Sea), dies at 74
1974 Highlights

About July 21, 1974

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer