On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 1974

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

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

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)
1974 Highlights

About March 2, 1974

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 8 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Pisces