What Happened on September 28, 1974

Historical Events

Music History

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

Music History

"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)

Event of Interest

US 1st Lady Betty Ford undergoes a radical mastectomy

1974 History

Famous Birthdays

  • John Light, English actor (Around the World in Eighty Days), born in Birmingham, England
  • Joonas Kolkka, Finnish footballer
  • Mariya Kiselyova, Russian swimmer
Born in 1974

Famous Deaths

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

About September 28, 1974

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 11 months and 29 days
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