On This Day

What Happened on September 1, 1974

Historical Events

  • Dutch law against pirate radio goes into effect
  • The SR-71 Blackbird sets (and holds) the record for flying from New York to London: 1 hour 54 minutes and 56.4 seconds.
  • Train accident at Zagreb Yugoslavia, 121 killed

Famous Birthdays

  • Jason Taylor, American Pro Football HOF linebacker (NFL Defensive Player of the Year 2006; 6 × Pro Bowl 2000, 02, 04–07; All-Pro 2000, 02, 06; Miami Dolphins), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jhonen Vasquez, American comic book artist
1974 Highlights

About September 1, 1974

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 2 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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