On This Day

What Happened on March 29, 1974

Historical Events


Historic DiscoveryTerracotta 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
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The Terracotta army standing guarding at the tomb of China's 1st emperor, Qin Shi Huang
The Terracotta army standing guarding at the tomb of China's 1st emperor, Qin Shi Huang
  • Mariner 10's, 1st fly-by of Mercury, returns photos

Famous Birthdays

  • Kristoffer Cusick, American actor
  • Marc GenĂ©, 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? 46 years, 3 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aries