What Happened on March 26, 1974

Historical Events

Boxing Title Fight

George Foreman TKOs Ken Norton in 2nd round for the WBA, WBC and The Ring heavyweight boxing titles in Caracas, Venezuela

  • Romanian communist party names party leader Ceausescu president

Famous Birthdays

  • Irina Spirlea, Romanian tennis star (1996 Amelia Island), born in Bucharest, Romania
  • Mike Peca, Canadian NHL center (Buffalo Sabres), born in Toronto, Ontario
Born in 1974

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Condon, American nuclear physicist (pioneer in quantum mechanics, involved in Manhattan Project), dies at 72

About March 26, 1974

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 6 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Sunshine On My Shoulders - John Denver
  • UK #1 Song: Billy, Don't Be A Hero - Paper Lace