On This Day

What Happened on March 3, 1974

Historical Events

  • "Sextet" opens at Bijou Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • Despite Billy Harris' hat trick Islanders lose 3-4
  • Turkish Airlines Flight 981 crashes in the Ermenonville Forest outside Paris, killing all 346 people onboard

Famous Birthdays

  • David Faustino, actor (I Had 3 Wives, Bud-Married With Children), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jared Rushton, actor (Big, Honey I Shrank the Kids)
  • Paula Malai Ali, Malaysian-Bruneian TV Presenter and Actress

Famous Deaths

  • Barbara Ruick, actress (Carousel, Fearless Fagan), dies at 43
  • Frank Wilcox, American actor (Beverly Hillbillies), dies from a heart attack at 66
1974 Highlights

About March 3, 1974

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 10 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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