On This Day

What Happened on November 5, 1974

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dmitri Shostakovich completes Michelangelo songs

  • Ella Grasso (Ct) elected first woman US governor not related to previous governor
  • Walter E Washington, becomes first elected mayor of Washington, D.C.

Famous Birthdays

  • Angela Gossow, German vocalist (Arch Enemy), born in Cologne, Germany
  • Chris Sununu, American politician, Governor of New Hampshire (2017-), born in Salem, New Hampshire
  • Conrad Hamilton, American football cornerback (NY Giants), born in Alamogordo, New Mexico
  • Dado Pršo, Croatian footballer, born in Zadar, SFR Yugoslavia
  • Jerry Stackhouse, American NBA guard and forward (Detroit Pistons, Philadelphia 76ers), born in Kinston, North Carolina
  • Ryan Adams, American musician, singer and songwriter (Whiskeytown), born in Jacksonville, North Carolina

Famous Deaths

  • Stafford Repp, American actor (Playhouse 90, Batman, Plunder Road), dies of a heart attack at 56
1974 Highlights

About November 5, 1974

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 11 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Scorpio