On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1974

Historical Events

  • "My Girl Bill" by Jim Stafford hits #12
  • Arab oil ministers decide to end most restrictions on exports of oil to the United States but continue embargo against the Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, and Rhodesia
  • Bundy victim Brenda Ball disappears from Burien, Washington
  • Chemical plant explodes in Flixborough Lincolnshire killing 28 in UK
  • The Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims is published in the journal Emergency Medicine

Famous Birthdays

  • Akis Zikos, Greek soccer midfielder (18 caps; Skoda Xanthi, AEK Athens, Monaco), born in Athens, Greece

Person of interestAlanis Morissette

Alanis Morissette, Canadian-America vocalist (Jagged Little Pill), born in Ottawa, Ontario

Singer-Songwriter Alanis Morissette
Singer-Songwriter
Alanis Morissette
  • Michael Rasmussen, Danish road cyclist (best climber classification Tour de France 2005, 06), born in Tølløse, Denmark
1974 Highlights

About June 1, 1974

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Gemini