On This Day

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

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Alberta King, American mother of Martin Luther King Jr., assassinated in church at 69
  • Vannevar Bush, American engineer and politician (b. 1890)
1974 Highlights

About June 30, 1974

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

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