On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1974

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

"The Dean Martin Show" last airs on NBC-TV

Actor, Comedian and Singer Dean Martin
Actor, Comedian and Singer
Dean Martin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

27th Cannes Film Festival: "The Conversation" directed by Francis Ford Coppola wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film


Famous Birthdays

  • Ace Custis, American NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks), born in Eastville, Virginia
  • Marcus Coleman, American football defensive back (NY Jets), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Maria Alejandra Vento, Venezuelan tennis star (1995 Futures-Braz), born in Caracas
  • Masahide Kobayashi, Japanese baseball player, born in Yamanashi, Yamanashi, Japan
  • Natalie Neaton, American soccer forward (Olympics 1996), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • Will Sasso, Canadian-American actor and comedian (The Three Stooges 2012), born in Ladner, British Columbia, Canada

Famous Deaths


Person of interestDuke Ellington

Duke Ellington, American musician, dies of cancer at 75

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington

1974 Highlights

About May 24, 1974

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 6 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Gemini