On This Day

What Happened on November 2, 1974

Historical Events

  • 78 die when the Time Go-Go Club in Seoul, South Korea burns down. Six of the victims jumped to their deaths from the seventh floor after a club official barred the doors after the fire started.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Atlanta Braves trade then MLB home run king Hank Aaron to Milwaukee Brewers for outfielder Dave May

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Tanaka, American actor (Saja-Swan's Crossing), born in Huntington, New York
  • Nelly [Cornell Haynes Jr.], American rapper, born in Austin, Texas
  • Orlando Cabrera, Colombian baseball shortstop (Gold Glove Award 2001, 07; Montreal Expos; Boston Red Sox), born in Cartagena, Colombia
  • Prodigy [Albert Johnson], American rapper (Mobb Deep), born in Hempstead, Long Island, New York (d. 2017)
  • Ruslan Salei, Belarusian ice hockey defenceman (917 NHL games; died in Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash), born in Minsk, Belarus (d. 2011)
1974 Highlights

About November 2, 1974

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 8 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Scorpio