On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 1974

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Music awardsGrammy Awards

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

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Wonder
  • 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 interestEvent of Interest

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

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon

Famous Birthdays

  • Martine Dessureault, 50m swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Monika Niederst├Ątter, Italian athlete

Famous Deaths

  • Barbara Ruick, American actress and singer (Jerry Colonna Show), dies from a cerebral hemorrhage at 43
  • Salvador Puig Antich, Spanish anarchist (b. 1948)