On This Day

What Happened on October 19, 1974

Historical Events

Sports History

Australian tennis star Evonne Goolagong wins her first WTA Tour Championship; beats Chris Evert 6-3, 6-4 in the final at the Los Angeles Sports Arena

  • Det Red Wing Mickey Redmond scores 1st hat trick against Wash Caps
  • Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers in Portland (next win 6-1-90)
  • Niue becomes self-govering, in association with New Zealand

Famous Birthdays

  • Joy Bryant, American actress (Parenthood, Antwone Fisher), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Percy Ellsworth, safety (NY Giants)
1974 Highlights

About October 19, 1974

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 1 month and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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