On This Day

What Happened on June 9, 1974

Famous Birthdays

  • Jana Nejedly, Canadian tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Jon Harris, defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 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, 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
  • Phillips Tead, American actor (The Front Page; Lightnin'; Fighting Blade; The Adventures of Superman - "Professor Periwinkle), dies at 80
1974 Highlights

About June 9, 1974

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 4 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Gemini