On This Day

What Happened on March 5, 1974

Historical Events

  • "Candide" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 740 performances
  • Ralph Stewart failed in 2nd Islander penalty shot

Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Schumacher, American 400m/800m freesytyle (Olympic gold 1996)

Person of interestEva Mendes

Eva Mendes, American actress (Training Day, 2 Fast 2 Furious), born in Miami, Florida

Actress Eva Mendes
Eva Mendes
  • Jens Jeremies, German footballer

Person of interestKevin Connolly

Kevin Connolly, American actor (Beverly Hillbillies, Rocky V, Angus), born in Patchogue, New York

  • Matt Lucas, English comedian

Famous Deaths

  • Billy De Wolfe, American character actor (Good Morning World), dies of lung cancer at 67
  • Sol Hurok, American theatrical impresario, dies at 85
1974 Highlights

About March 5, 1974

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 7 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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