What Happened on October 30, 1974

Historical Events

Boxing Title Fight

"The Rumble in the Jungle": Muhammad Ali KOs George Foreman in the 8th round in Kinshasa, Zaire; regains world heavyweight boxing title with famous "rope-a-dope" tactic

  • "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" horror film premieres in Los Angeles

Sports History

California Angel Nolan Ryan throws fastest recorded pitch (100.9 MPH)

  • Catfish Hunter is named AL Cy Young Award
1974 Highlights

About October 30, 1974

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 48 years and 3 months
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: You Haven't Done Nothin - Stevie Wonder
  • UK #1 Song: Everything I Own - Ken Boothe