What Happened on September 23, 1974

Historical Events

  • BBC Ceefax begins 1st teletext service

Music Single

John Lennon's single "Whatever Gets You Thru the Night", featuring Elton John, released in US; it was Lennon's only solo No. 1 single during his lifetime

Music Premiere

Revival of Jules Styne and Stephen Sondheim's musical "Gypsy" opens at Winter Garden Theater, NYC; runs for 120 performances, Angela Lansbury wins Tony Award for her role as Mama Rose

1974 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Doris Glenn Easterly, diver (Olympics 1996), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Harumi Inoue, Japanese actress and model
  • Matt Hardy, American professional wrestler
Born in 1974

Famous Deaths

  • Cliff Arquette, American comedian (Charlie Weaver), dies at 68
  • Gerhard Nebel, German writer, dies at 70
  • Robbie Mcintosh, Scottish drummer (Average White Band), overdoses at 24

About September 23, 1974

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Rock Me Gently - Andy Kim
  • UK #1 Song: Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas