On This Day

What Happened on July 24, 1974

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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 Birthdays

  • Steve Bornhoeft, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in LaGrange, Illinois

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