What happened this day in history August 7, 1974

What are the important events that happened on August 7, 1974? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 7, 1974: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 7, 1974 is the 219th day of the year 1974 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 146 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 25, 1974 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 2,417,760 minutes 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 ‘dihectadecaenneagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Half dollar every day starting at age 7, then by now that person has accumulated $7,248.00. (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 7, 1974 Historical Events

  • 1974
    Philippe Petit performs a high wire act between the twin towers of the World Trade Center 1368 ft in the air.

Who were born on August 7, 1974?

  • 1974
    Andrejs Štolcers, Latvian footballer
  • 1974
    Chico Benymon, American actor
  • 1974
    Michael Shannon, American actor
  • 1974
    Sek Loso, Thai Singer

Who died on August 7, 1974?

  • 1974
    Rosario Castellanos, Mexican poet (b. 1925)
  • 1974
    Sylvio Mantha, professional ice hockey player (b. 1902)

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