What Happened on March 5, 1974

Historical Events

  • "Candide" opens at Broadway Theater, NYC; runs for 740 performances
  • First performance in 3,000 years of world's oldest known song "Hymn to Nikkal" a 3,400 year old Hurrian hymn to moon god Nikkal from Ugarit in Syria, played at Berkeley University by Anne Kilmer and Richard Crocker [1]
  • Ralph Stewart failed in 2nd Islander penalty shot
1974 History

Famous Birthdays

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

Eva MendesEva Mendes (49 years old)

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

  • Jens Jeremies, German footballer

Kevin ConnollyKevin Connolly (49 years old)

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

  • Matt Lucas, English comedian
Born in 1974

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

About March 5, 1974

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 2 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks
  • UK #1 Song: Jealous Mind - Alvin Stardust