What Happened on October 1, 1974

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" horror film premieres in director Tobe Hooper's hometown, Austin, Texas in the US
  • Watergate cover-up trial opens in Washington, D.C.

Famous Birthdays

  • Christian Borle, American actor
  • Keith Duffy, Irish singer (Boyzone), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Mats Lindgren, NHL forward (Team Sweden Olympics 1998, Edmonton)

Famous Deaths

  • Spyridon Marinatos, Greek archaeologist (b. 1901)