On This Day

What Happened on July 24, 1974

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Release

"Death Wish", based on the novel by Brian Garfield, directed by Michael Winner and starring Charles Bronson is released in the US

  • Supreme Court unanimously rules Nixon must turn over Watergate tapes

Famous Deaths

  • Chris Chubbock, newscaster, shoots self on air
  • Ernest Milton, actor (Julius Caesar, Cat Girl), dies at 84

Person of interestJames Chadwick

James Chadwick, English physicist (Nobel 1935, discovered neutron), dies at 82

Physicist James Chadwick
James Chadwick

1974 Highlights

About July 24, 1974

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 1 month and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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