On This Day

What Happened on May 31, 1974

Historical Events

  • Israel and Syria sign an agreement concerning Golan Heights
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Adrian Tomine, American contemporary cartoonist (Optic Nerve; The New Yorker), and album art creator (The Eels; Yo La Tango), born in Sacramento, California
  • Bindi Mansfield, Mooerbank NSW Australia, diver (Olympics 1996)
  • Chad Campbell, American golfer (US masters 2009 runner-up, 4 PGA Tour titles), born in Andrews, Texas
  • Jim Carey, American NHL goalie, 1994-99 (Washington Capitals, and 2 other teams), born in Dorchester, Massachusetts
  • Steve Martin, American NFL defensive tackle, 1996-2004 (Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles and 5 other teams), born in St. Paul, Minnesota

Famous Deaths

  • Adelle Davis, American nutritionist and author (Let's Stay Healthy), dies of cancer at 70
1974 Highlights

About May 31, 1974

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 4 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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