On This Day

What Happened on June 9, 1974

Day of the Week: Sunday

Famous Birthdays

  • Jana Nejedly, Canadian tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Jon Harris, defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Randy Winn, American baseball player
  • Samoth, Norwegian guitarist (Emperor, Zyklon)
  • Tim Shaw, British radio personality

Famous Deaths


Person of interestMiguel 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
  • Phillip Tead, American actor (The Front Page, Lightnin', Fighting Blade), dies at 80