February 8, 1974 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • 3 US astronauts return to Earth after a 85 days in the US space station, Skylab

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Ringo Starr releases the single "You're 16" in the UK

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • Skylab 4's astronauts land

Birthdays in History

  • Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, French disc jockey (Daft Punk)
  • Kimbo Slice [Kevin Ferguson], American mixed martial artist, born in the Bahamas (d. 2016)

Deaths in History

  • Franz Weyergans, Belgian writer and translator (Les Gens Heureux), dies at 61
  • Fritz Zwicky, Swiss/US astronomer (supernova, dark matter), dies at 75