What Happened on May 8, 1974

Historical Events

  • 50 MPH speed limit in Britain lifted

Historic Event

Canadian government of Pierre Trudeau falls

  • FC Magdenburg of East Germany win 14th European Cup Winner's Cup against AC Milan of Italy 2-0 in Rotterdam

Famous Birthdays

  • Colin Daynes, Canadian 68 kg Greco Roman wrestler (Olympic-96), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • Jon Tickle, English TV presenter (Brainiac), born in Norwich, England
  • Korey Stringer, American NFL football tackle, 1995-2000 (Minnesota Vikings), born in Warren, Ohio (d. 2001)

Famous Deaths

  • Graham Bond, British R&B musician, dies jumping under a train at 36
1974 Highlights

About May 8, 1974

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Loco-Motion - Grand Funk
  • UK #1 Song: Waterloo - Abba