On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1974

Historical Events

  • Australian cricketing brothers Ian (145) and Greg Chappell (162no) record 264 partnership in 1st Test draw vs New Zealand at Wellington; Ian (121) and Greg (133) double up with centuries in 2nd innings

Music Concert

George Harrison announces his concert tour of US in November

  • Watergate grand jury indicts 7 presidential aides

Famous Birthdays

  • Joachim Trier, Danish born Norwegian film director (The Worst Person in the World), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Mark-Paul Gosselaar, actor (Zack-Saved by the Bell)
  • Stephen Davis, American football running back (NFL Pro Bowl 1999, 2000, 03; Washington Redskins, Carolina Panthers), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina

Famous Deaths

  • Bobby Timmons, American jazz pianist (Moanin'), dies of cirrhosis, at 38
  • Jos de Haes, Flemish philologist & poet (Azuren Holte), dies at 53
  • Larry Doyle, American baseball second baseman (NL MVP 1912, NL batting champion 1915; NY Giants), dies of tuberculosis at 87
1974 Highlights

About March 1, 1974

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 9 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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