On This Day

What Happened on October 28, 1974

Historical Events

  • 1st time 2 Islanders hat trick in same game-MacMillian & Westfall
  • Luna 23 launched (landing on Moon)
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Braden Looper, American baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Weatherford, Oklahoma
  • Dejan Stefanović, Serbian footballer
  • Henri Crockett, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)

Person of interestJoaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix, American actor (Gladiator, Walk the Line, The Master), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico

  • Vicente Moreno, Spanish footballer
1974 Highlights

About October 28, 1974

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 10 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Labour Day (New Zealand), October Bank Holiday (Ireland), Veterans Day (United States)

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