On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1974

Historical Events

  • Guildford pub bombing by the IRA leaves 5 dead and 65 injured.

Famous Birthdays

  • Colin Meloy, American singer (The Decemberists), born in Helena, Montana
  • Douglas Emerson, American actor (Robbie-Herbie the Love Bug), born in Glendale, California
  • Heather Headley, Trinidadian singer, born in San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Rich Franklin, American mixed martial artist, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
1974 Highlights

About October 5, 1974

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 2 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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