On This Day

What Happened on June 9, 1974

Famous Birthdays

  • Jana Nejedly, Canadian tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Randy Winn, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 2002; TB Devil Rays, Seattle Mariners, SF Giants) and analyst (NBC Sports Bay Area), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Samoth [Tomas Haugen], Norwegian black metal guitarist, drummer (Emperor, Zyklon), and arsonist, born in Hammerfest, Norway
  • Tim Shaw, British radio personality

Famous Deaths

Miguel Ángel Asturias

Miguel Ángel Asturias, Guatemalan novelist (Hombres de Maiz, Nobel 67), journalist and poet, dies at 74

Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist Miguel Ángel Asturias
Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist
Miguel Ángel Asturias
  • Phillips Tead, American character actor (The Front Page; Lightnin'; Fighting Blade; The Adventures of Superman - "Professor Pepperwinkle), dies at 80
1974 Highlights

About June 9, 1974

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 4 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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