On This Day

What Happened on September 28, 1974

Historical Events

Music History

"Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing" by Aretha Franklin peaks at #47

  • "I'm A Ramblin' Man" by Waylon Jennings peaks at #75
  • "Live It Up Part 1" by Isley Brothers peaks at #52

Music History

"Papa Don't Take No Mess Part 1" by James Brown peaks at #31

  • "Rock Me Gently" by Andy Kim peaks at #1
  • "Surfin' USA" by Beach Boys reenters chart & peaks at #36
  • British rock guitarist Mick Ronson joins Mott the Hoople

Sports History

California Angel Nolan Ryan 3rd no-hitter beats Minn Twin, 4-0

Music History

John Lennon appears as guest DJ on WNEW-FM (NYC)

Historic Event

US 1st Lady Betty Ford undergoes a radical mastectomy


Famous Birthdays

  • John Light, English actor
  • Joonas Kolkka, Finnish footballer
  • Mariya Kiselyova, Russian swimmer

Famous Deaths

  • Raymond Largay, American actor (April in Paris, Variety Girl), dies at 88
1974 Highlights

About September 28, 1974

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

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