On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1974

Historical Events

  • Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris, France

Famous Birthdays

  • Mike Moriarty, American baseball player
  • Steve Sarkisian, CFL quarterback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Toran James, linebacker (San Diego Chargers)

Famous Deaths

  • Christian van Geel, Dutch poet/sculptor (Spinroc), dies at 56
  • Willem "Wim" Sonneveld, Dutch singer considered one of the 'Great Three' of Dutch cabaret (My Fair Lady), dies from a heart attack at 56
1974 Highlights

About March 8, 1974

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 8 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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