What Happened on October 5, 1974

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Andon Boshkovski, Macedonian handball coach (Georgia 2017-19, Macedonia [ass't] 2008-13), born in Skopje, North Macedonia (d. 2022)
  • 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 (UFC Middleweight title 2005-06), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
Born in 1974
1974 Highlights

About October 5, 1974

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 7 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Honestly Love You - Olivia Newton-John
  • UK #1 Song: Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas