On This Day

What Happened on September 12, 1974

Historical Events

BattleCoup d'├ętat

Coup overthrows Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie on Ethiopia's national day

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie
Ethiopian Emperor
Haile Selassie
  • Jeff "Skunk" Baxter joins Doobie Brothers

Famous Birthdays

  • Caroline Aigle, French first woman fighter pilot in the French Air Force aged 25, born in Montauban, France (d. 2007)
  • Jennifer Nettles, American country singer (Sugarland), born in Douglas, Georgia
  • Nuno Valente, Portuguese footballer, born in Lisbon, Portugal
1974 Highlights

About September 12, 1974

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 1 month and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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