On This Day

What Happened on June 30, 1974

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Canadian Open Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), Candiac GC: Carole Jo Skala wins by 3 from JoAnn Carner
  • Petty thief Peter Leonard sets fire to cover burglary that torches "Gulliver's" nightclub killing 24 (Port Chester NY)
  • Soviet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defects to west

Famous Birthdays

  • Hezekiel Sepeng, Potchefstroom South Africa, South African athlete
  • Melanie Lambert American ice skater

Famous Deaths

  • Alberta King, mother of Martin Luther King Jr., assassinated in church
  • Vannevar Bush, American engineer and politician (b. 1890)