On This Day

What Happened on March 16, 1974

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st performance at new Grand Ole Opry House at Opryland in Nashville
  • Both Wales (12-16 v England) and France (6-19 v Scotland) lose their final round matches handing Ireland their 8th Five Nations Rugby Championship

Famous Birthdays

  • Fotini Vavatsi, Greek archer
  • Georgios Anatolakis, Greek footballer
  • Heath Streak, cricketer (Zimbabwean pace bowler 1993-)
  • Lamont Burns, American NFL guard (NY Jets), born in Greensboro, North Carolina

Famous Deaths

  • Daniel Frank Gerber, American manufacturer of baby food, dies at 75