What Happened on July 24, 1974

Historical Events

Film 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

James ChadwickJames Chadwick (1891-1974)

British physicist (Nobel Prize, 1935; discovered neutron), dies at 82

About July 24, 1974

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 10 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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