What Happened on October 2, 1974

Historical Events

Baseball Record

Future Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder Hank Aaron hits his final home run as a member of the Atlanta Braves, in a 13-0 drubbing of the Cincinnati Reds; Aaron's 733rd career HR on his last NL at bat

Famous Birthdays

  • Michelle Krusiec, American actress
  • Paul Teutul Jr., co-star of American Chopper
  • Simon Gregson [Simon Gregory], British actor (Coronation Street), born in Manchester, England
Born in 1974

Famous Deaths

  • Ina Seidel, German poet and novelist, dies at 89
1974 Highlights

About October 2, 1974

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 5 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Gandhi Jayanti (India)

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