What Happened on March 29, 1974

Historical Events

Terracotta Army Discovered

Chinese farmers discover the Terracotta Army near Xi'an, 8,000 clay warrior statues buried to guard the tomb of China's 1st emperor, Qin Shi Huang

Film Release

Film adaption of "The Great Gatsby" starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow with costumes by Ralph Lauren first released

  • Mariner 10's, 1st fly-by of Mercury, returns photos

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Cuba [Alexis Puentes], Cuban-Canadian singer-songwriter (Mendó), born in Artemisa, Cuba
  • Kristoffer Cusick, American actor
  • Marc Gené, Spanish racing car driver

Famous Deaths

  • Andrea Checchi, Italian actor (The Lady Without Camelias, Two Anonymous Letters), dies of periarthritis at 57
  • Seton I. Miller, Hollywood screenwriter (Pete's Dragon, Istanbul), dies at 71
1974 Highlights

About March 29, 1974

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 7 months and 30 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