What Happened On 2nd January 1974 In History

January 2nd (1974) was a Wednesday. It's the 1st day of the year (2nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 364 days left to the end of the year.

Historical Events for 2nd January, 1974

  • » President of the United States known as United States President Richard Nixon signs a National Maximum Speed Law Enactment e.g bill lowering the maximum U.S. speed limit to 55 MPH in order to conserve gasoline during an OPEC embargo.

Famous Birthdays on January 2 in 1974

  • » Jason de Vos, Canadian soccer player
  • » Tomáš Řepka, Czech footballer
  • » Deborah Sengl, Austrian painter and artist

January 2nd Famous Deaths for 1974

  • » Tex Ritter, American singer and actor (b. 1905)

January 2nd Holidays in History

  • » Public holidays in Haiti known as Ancestry Day (Haiti)
  • » Carnival named Carnival Day (Saint Kitts and Nevis)
  • » Christian Calendar of saints called Feast Day:
  • » Basil of Caesarea named Basil the Great (Catholic Church and Church of England)
  • » Defendens called Defendens of Thebes
  • » Gregory of Nazianzus (Catholic Church)
  • » Johann Konrad Wilhelm Löhe (Lutheran Church)
  • » Macarius of Alexandria
  • » Seraphim of Sarov (repose)
  • » Vedanayagam Samuel Azariah (Episcopal Church (United States) named Episcopal Church)
  • » January 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • » The first day of the Riosucio, Caldas Carnival of Riosucio called Carnival of Riosucio, celebrated until January 8 every 2 years. (Riosucio, Caldas or Riosucio)
  • » The ninth Twelve Days of Christmas e.g day of Christmas (Western Christianity)
  • » The second day of New Year (a holiday in Kazakhstan, Republic of Macedonia Macedonia, Culture of Mauritius Mauritius, Montenegro, Public holidays in New Zealand New Zealand, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, Ukraine):
  • » Public and Bank holidays in Scotland e.g Bank Holiday, if it is a Sunday, the day moves to January 3 (Scotland)
  • » Kaapse Klopse (Cape Town)

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