On This Day

What Happened on June 6, 1974

Historical Events

  • 47th National Spelling Bee: Julie Ann Junkin wins spelling hydrophyte
  • A new Instrument of Government is promulgated making Sweden a parliamentary monarchy

Famous Birthdays

  • Brooke Wilkins, Australian softball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Danny Strong, American actor
  • Patrick Hape, tight end (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Sonya Walger, British actress
  • Uncle Kracker [Matthew Shafer], American singer and rapper ("Follow Me"; "Drift Away"), born in Mount Clemens, Michigan

Famous Deaths

  • Blanche Yurka, actress (Tale of 2 Cities, Cry of Werewolf), dies at 86
1974 Highlights

About June 6, 1974

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 5 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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