What Happened on October 24, 1974

Historical Events

Sports History

Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (Texas Rangers)

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster, son of English prince Richard, born in London
  • Jamal Mayers, Canadian NHL hockey player (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Toronto, Ontario
Born in 1974

Famous Deaths

  • David Oistrakh, Soviet violinist considered one of the pre-eminent violinists of the 20th century (Moscow Conservatory), dies at 66
1974 Highlights

About October 24, 1974

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Then Came You - Dionne Warwicke & Spinners
  • UK #1 Song: Everything I Own - Ken Boothe