What are the important events that happened on August 9, 1974? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 9, 1974: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 9, 1974 is the 221st day of the year 1974 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 144 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 27, 1974 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 40,344 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaicosahenagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Half dollar every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $6,523.50. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Tiger is the mythical animal and Wood is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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August 9, 1974 Historical Events

  • 1974
    As a direct result of the Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon becomes the first President of the United States to resign from office. His Vice President, Gerald Ford, becomes president.

Who were born on August 9, 1974?

  • 1974
    Derek Fisher, American basketball player
  • 1974
    Kirill Reznik, American politician
  • 1974
    Mahesh Babu, Indian film actor
  • 1974
    Matt Morris, American baseball player
  • 1974
    Nicola Stapleton, English actress
  • 1974
    Stephen Fung, Hong Kong actor and director

Who died on August 9, 1974?

  • 1974
    Bill Chase, American trumpet player and bandleader (b. 1934)

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