What Happened on June 30, 1974

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 hide his burglary at a bowling alley, fires spreads next door to "Gulliver's" nightclub killing 24 (Port Chester, New York)
  • Soviet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defects to the West
1974 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Hezekiel Sepeng, South African athlete, born in Potchefstroom, South Africa
Born in 1974

Famous Deaths

  • Alberta King, American mother of Martin Luther King Jr., assassinated in church at 69
  • Vannevar Bush, American engineer (developed 1st electronic analogue computer) and science administrator, dies at 84

About June 30, 1974

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Rock The Boat - The Hues Corporation
  • UK #1 Song: She - Charles Aznavour