On This Day

What Happened on October 4, 1974

Historical Events


Music releaseAlbum Release

John Lennon releases "Walls & Bridges" album featuring No. 1 single "Whatever Gets You thru the Night"

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Famous Birthdays

  • Claudia Elena Vasquez, Miss Universe-best costume (Colombia, 1997)
  • Paco León, Spanish actor

Famous Deaths

  • Anne Sexton, American poet (Live or Die; Pulitzer 1967), dies at 45
1974 Highlights

About October 4, 1974

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 2 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Libra