What Happened on October 1, 1974

Historical Events

  • "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" horror film premieres in director Tobe Hooper's hometown, Austin, Texas in the US

Event of Interest

US Computer scientist Gary Kildall presents the prototype of his CP/M operating system in his backyard toolshed

  • Watergate cover-up trial opens in Washington, D.C.
1974 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Christian Borle, American actor (play Peter and the Starcatcher), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Keith Duffy, Irish pop singer (Boyzone), born in Dublin, Ireland
Born in 1974

Famous Deaths

  • Spyridon Marinatos, Greek archaeologist (discovery of the site of an ancient port city on the island of Thera, in the southern Aegean Sea), dies at 72

About October 1, 1974

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 11 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Honestly Love You - Olivia Newton-John
  • UK #1 Song: Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas