On This Day

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Computer scientist Gary Kildall
Computer scientist
Gary Kildall
  • Watergate cover-up trial opens in Washington, D.C.

Famous Birthdays

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

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