On This Day

What Happened on June 28, 1974

Historical Events

  • Fall of earth and rocks kill 200 (Quebrada Blanca Canyon, Colombia)
  • Wings release singles "Band on the Run" and "Zoo Gang" in UK

Famous Birthdays

  • Abdul-Karim al-Jabbar, American football running back (Miami Dolphins), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Atilla Buday, Canadian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Josh[ua] Crosby, Manchester Mass, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Rob Dyrdek, American entrepreneur, TV personality (Ridiculousness) and professional skateboarder, born in Kettering, Ohio
  • Siphiwo Ntshebe, South African operatic tenor, born Port Elizabeth, South Africa (d. 2010)

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Sutton, American actor (Marty, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.), dies of a heart attack at 50
1974 Highlights

About June 28, 1974

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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