What Happened on March 2, 1974

Historical Events

Grammy Awards

16th Grammy Awards: Roberta Flack Best Record - "Killing Me Softly", Stevie Wonder Best Album - "Innervisions"

  • 1st class postage raised to 10 cents from 8 cents
  • Australian cricket batsman Greg Chappell makes 247no in drawn 1st Test vs NZ in Wellington; also hits 133 in 2nd innings; brother Ian 145 and 121 also scores twin centuries

Event of Interest

Grand jury concludes US President Richard Nixon is involved in Watergate cover-up

1974 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Hayley Lewis, Australian swimmer and broadcaster (World C'ship gold 200m freestyle 1991; Olympic silver 800m, bronze 400m 1992), born in Brisbane, Australia
Born in 1974

Famous Deaths

  • Salvador Puig Antich, Spanish anarchist (b. 1948)

About March 2, 1974

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 49 years and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks
  • UK #1 Song: Devil Gate Drive - Suzi Quatro