On This Day

What Happened on September 3, 1974

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Future Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame guard Oscar Robertson retires; leaves NBA with 26,710 points, 9,887 assists & 7,804 rebounds in 1,040 games

NBA Player Oscar Robertson
NBA Player
Oscar Robertson
  • SF Giants' pitcher John Montefusco in his MLB debut, homers in his first at bat and pitches 9 innings in relief to earn a 9 - 5 victory over the Dodgers
  • US & German Democratic Republic establish diplomatic relations

Famous Birthdays

  • Clare Kramer, American actress (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Rebecca Bailey, New Zealand cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Christchurch, New Zealand

Famous Deaths

  • Harry Partch, American composer (Revelations in the Courthouse Park; Delusion Of The Fury), dies at 73
1974 Highlights

About September 3, 1974

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 1 month and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Virgo