What Happened in 1974

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 700

  • Jan 1 Lee MacPhail takes over as AL president, succeeding Joe Cronin
  • Jan 1 NBC radio begins on the hour news 24 hours a day (following CBS lead)
  • Jan 1 World Population Year begins
  • Jan 1 With effect from this date the New Zealand government terminates all tariff preferences previously granted to South Africa

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 1 62nd Men's Australian Open: Jimmy Connors beats Phil Dent (7-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3)

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 1 62nd Women's Australian Open: Evonne Goolagong Cawley beats Chris Evert (7-6, 4-6, 6-0)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Jan 1 60th Rose Bowl: #4 Ohio State beats #7 Southern California, 42-21
  • Jan 1 40th Orange Bowl: #6 Penn State beats #13 LSU, 16-9

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 2 55 MPH speed limit imposed by Richard Nixon

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Jan 2 Worst fire in Argentine history destroys 1.2 million acres
  • Jan 3 Arias Navarro succeeds Carrero Blanco as premier of Spain
  • Jan 3 Burma accepts its constitution
  • Jan 3 Gold hits record $121.25 an ounce in London
  • Jan 3 Miguel Pinero's "Short Eyes," premieres in NYC
  • Jan 3 NY Yankees sign Bill Virdon as manager
  • Jan 4 Nixon refuses to hand over tapes subpoenaed by Watergate Committee
  • Jan 5 Raul Julia appears on Bob Newhart Show in "Oh, Brother"
  • Jan 5 An earthquake in Lima, Peru, kills six people, and damages hundreds of houses.
  • Jan 6 "CBS Mystery Theater" premieres on radio
  • Jan 6 United Kingdom begins three-day work week during energy crisis
  • Jan 6 In response to the 1973 energy crisis, daylight saving time commences nearly four months early in the United States.
  • Jan 7 Gasoline rationed in Netherlands
  • Jan 8 E Wilson Jr's musical "Let My People Come" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 8 Gold hits record $126.50 an ounce in London
  • Jan 8 Loch Ness Monster "photographed"
  • Jan 8 Silver hits record $3.40 an ounce in New York
  • Jan 11 ABC airs final episode of "Love, American Style"
  • Jan 12 "Joker" by Steve Miller Band peaks at #1
  • Jan 12 Libya & Tunisia announces they are merging as "Islamic Arab Republic"
  • Jan 13 Super Bowl VIII: Miami Dolphins beat Minnesota Vikings, 24-7 in Houston Super Bowl MVP: Larry Csonka, Miami, RB
  • Jan 13 Seraphim is elected Archbishop of Athens and All Greece.
  • Jan 14 World Football League founded
  • Jan 15 "Happy Days" begins an 11 year run on ABC
  • Jan 15 24th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 134-123 at Seattle
  • Jan 15 Expert panel reports 18½ minute gap in Watergate tape, 5 separate erasures

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 16 "Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published by Doubleday

Jaws Novelist Peter Benchley
Jaws Novelist
Peter Benchley
  • Jan 16 L A Landslide kills 9, Canyonville, Oregon
  • Jan 17 Styne, Comdem & Green's musical "Lorelei" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 18 "$6 Million Man" starring Lee Majors premieres on ABC TV
  • Jan 18 Israel & Egypt sign weapons accord
  • Jan 19 Belgium government of Leburton falls
  • Jan 19 Notre Dame beats UCLA, ends NCAA-record 88-game basketball win streak
  • Jan 20 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 15-13
  • Jan 20 7th ABA All-Star Game: East 128 beats West 112 at Virginia
  • Jan 20 Essex Comm College beats Englewood Cliffs 210-67 in basketball
  • Jan 21 Gold hits record $161.31/silver hits record $3.97 an ounce in London
  • Jan 23 1st edition of women's magazine "Story"
  • Jan 24 10th British Commonwealth Games open in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Jan 25 Christian Barnard transplants 1st human heart without removal of old

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 25 Ray Kroc, CEO of McDonald's buys San Diego Padres baseball team for $12 million

McDonald's Entrepreneur Ray Kroc
McDonald's Entrepreneur
Ray Kroc
  • Jan 26 Bülent Ecevit becomes Prime Minister of Turkey for the 1st time

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 26 31st Golden Globes: The Exorcist, Al Pacino, & Marsha Mason win

Actor Al Pacino
Actor
Al Pacino
  • Jan 27 "Lorelei" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 320 performances
  • Jan 28 Sam Thompson, Jim Bottomley, & Jocko Conlan elected to Hall of Fame
  • Jan 29 27th NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 6-4 at Chicago
  • Jan 29 Kuwait announces 60 percent government participation in BP-Gulf concession
  • Jan 29 1974 NFL Draft: Ed Jones from Tennessee State first pick by Dallas Cowboys
  • Jan 30 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Feb 1 "Good Times" (spinoff from "Maude") premieres on CBS TV
  • Feb 1 Kuala Lumpur is declared a Federal Territory.

Music release#1 in the Charts

Feb 2 Barbra Streisand's 1st #1 hit, "The Way We Were"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Feb 2 Pope Paul VI encyclical "To Honor Mary"
  • Feb 2 Smallest crowd at Cleveland Arena (Cavs vs Golden State-1,641)
  • Feb 2 The F-16 Fighting Falcon flies for the first time.
  • Feb 2 10th British Commonwealth Games close in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Feb 3 "Pajama Game" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 65 performances
  • Feb 3 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
  • Feb 4 Chimpanzee Nim Chimsky signs his 1st word, at 2½ months
  • Feb 4 Petroleum rationing ends in Netherlands
  • Feb 4 Patricia Hearst (19), daughter of publisher Randolph Hearst, kidnapped by Symbionese Liberation Army
  • Feb 4 Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb explodes on a bus in West Yorkshire, England, carrying British Army soldiers and some of their family members
  • Feb 5 British miners begin their strike in reaction to the three-day week
  • Feb 5 Mats Wermelin, Sweden, scores all points in 272-0 basketball win
  • Feb 5 Maximum speed on Autobahn reduced to 100 kph
  • Feb 5 US Mariner 10 returns 1st close-up photos of Venus' cloud structure
  • Feb 5 John Murtha becomes the first Vietnam War veteran elected to the Congress of the United States.
  • Feb 5 Randolph Hearst’s 19-year-old daughter, Patty Hearst, is kidnapped from their home in California
  • Feb 6 3rd time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
  • Feb 6 Dutch speed limit set at 100km due to oil crisis
  • Feb 6 US House of Reps begins determining grounds for impeachment of Nixon
  • Feb 7 Grenada gains independence from Britain (National Day)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 7 Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles" opens in movie theaters starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder

Actor & Director Mel Brooks
Actor & Director
Mel Brooks
  • Feb 7 UK Prime Minister Edward Heath calls for a general 'snap' election in the midst of a protracted miners strike
  • Feb 7 The Symbionese Liberation Army claim responsibility for the for kidnapping of Patty Hearst, daughter of Randolph Hearst
  • Feb 8 "Good Times" debuts on CBS TV
  • Feb 8 Ringo releases "You're 16"
  • Feb 8 Skylab 4's astronauts land
  • Feb 8 Soap opera "Secret Storm" ends a 20 year run
  • Feb 8 3 US astronauts return to Earth after a 85 days in the US space station, Skylab
  • Feb 9 "Daddy What If" by Bobby Bare peaks at #41
  • Feb 9 "The Americans (A Canadian's Opinion)" by Gordon Sinclair peaks at #24
  • Feb 9 US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill
  • Feb 9 US male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr
  • Feb 10 "Gigi" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 103 performances
  • Feb 10 Gail Denenber wins LPGA Sears Women's Golf Classic
  • Feb 10 Iran/Iraqi border fight breaks out
  • Feb 10 Judy Ikenberry wins 1st Us women's marathon (2:55:17)
  • Feb 10 Silver futures hit record $4.81½ an ounce in London
  • Feb 11 Dick Woodson is 1st of 48 to invoke baseball's new arbitration rule
  • Feb 11 Titan-Centaur rocket test launch fails

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 1,060

  • Jan 1 Johnie Church, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jan 2 Juha Lind, NHL forward (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998, Dallas)
  • Jan 3 Stefan Ustorf, Kaufbeuren Ger, NHL right wing (Washington Capitals)
  • Jan 3 Todd Warriner, Blenheim, NHL left wing (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • Jan 3 Alessandro Petacchi, Italian cyclist
  • Jan 4 Carl Powell, defensive end (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Jan 4 Ian Moor, English singer
  • Jan 5 Calvin Collins, center/guard (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jan 5 John Drew Nichols, Oklahoma, rocker (PC Quest-Can You See)
  • Jan 5 Michelle Scerri, Australian golfer (1995 Tasmanian), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Jan 6 Juan Roque, tackle (Detroit Lions)
  • Jan 6 Marcus Crandell, CFL quarterback (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Jan 6 Paul Grant, NBA center (Minn Timberwolves)
  • Jan 6 Daniel Cordone, Argentine footballer
  • Jan 7 Jennifer LeRoy, Craig CO, playmate (Feb, 1993)
  • Jan 8 Arjan Blaauw, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen)
  • Jan 8 Brian Roberson, wide receiver (NY Giants)
  • Jan 9 Craig Wishart, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman vs South Africa 1995)
  • Jan 9 Jamain Stephens, NFL offensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jan 9 Farhan Akhtar, Indian Bollywood Director, Actor, Producer, Singer.
  • Jan 10 Andre Kirwan, CFL receiver (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Jan 10 Hollis Thomas, defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jan 10 Davide Dionigi, Italian footballer
  • Jan 10 Akari Kaida, Japanese composer
  • Jan 10 Jemaine Clement, New Zealand actor (Flight of the Conchords), born in Masterton
  • Jan 10 Steve Marlet, French footballer
  • Jan 10 Hrithik Roshan, Indian actor
  • Jan 11 Echo Leta Johnson, playmate (Jan, 1993), born in Austin, Texas
  • Jan 11 Goran Lozanovski, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
  • Jan 11 Rod Jones, NFL guard (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Jan 11 Toderick Malone, WLAF wide receiver (London Monarchs)
  • Jan 11 Warren Morris, Alexandria LA, baseball infielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • Jan 11 Jens Nowotny, German footballer
  • Jan 12 Melanie Jayne Chisholm, "Sporty Spice", Widnes, vocalist (Spice Girls)
  • Jan 12 Tor Arne Hetland, Norwegian cross-country skier
  • Jan 13 Matt Lepsis, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Jan 13 Sergei Brylin, Moscow Russia, NHL center (NJ Devils)
  • Jan 14 Hugues Legault, 50m swimmer (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jan 14 Kevin Jefferson, NFL linebacker (Cin Bengals)
  • Jan 14 Michael Dritlein, WLAF wide receiver (Rhein Fire)
  • Jan 14 Nancy Napolski, Hinsdale Idaho, air rifle (Olympics-1996)
  • Jan 14 Kevin Durand, Canadian actor
  • Jan 15 Aubrey Jo Hiller, Missoula Montana, Miss America-Montana (1997)
  • Jan 15 Mike Minter, safety (Carolina Panthers)
  • Jan 15 Ray King, American baseball player

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 16 Kate Moss, English model (Calvin Klein), born in Croydon, England

Supermodel Kate Moss
Supermodel
Kate Moss
  • Jan 17 Derrick Mason, wide receiver (Tennessee Oilers)
  • Jan 17 Guillermo Mercedes, Dominican/US baseball infielder (Texas Rangers)
  • Jan 17 Marcus Spriggs, offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)
  • Jan 17 Sharon Marie Ferris, NZ, sailor (Olympics-96)
  • Jan 17 Vesko Kountchev, Bulgarian musician
  • Jan 17 Yang Chen, Chinese footballer
  • Jan 18 Devon Odessa, actor (Sharon-My So Called Life, Girl of Limberlost)
  • Jan 18 Shane Burton, defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • Jan 18 Michael Tunn, Australian television and radio
  • Jan 18 Christian Burns, English musician (BBMak)
  • Jan 18 Maulik Pancholy, American actor
  • Jan 18 Princess Claire of Belgium
  • Jan 19 Amaury Telemaco, Higuey Dom Rep, pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
  • Jan 19 Gregory Playfair, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (PSV)
  • Jan 19 Tarik Oulida, soccer player (Ajax/Seville)
  • Jan 19 Walter Jones, tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jan 19 Jaime Moreno, Bolivian footballer
  • Jan 19 Frank Caliendo, American comedian
  • Jan 20 Calvin Harrison, Orlando Florida, 200m/400m runner
  • Jan 20 Rae Carruth, wide receiver (Carolina Panthers)
  • Jan 21 Jerald Sowell, fullback (NY Jets)
  • Jan 21 Jerry Wunsch, tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Jan 21 Orpheus Roye, defensive end (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jan 21 Rove McManus, Australian television host and comedian
  • Jan 21 Alex Sperafico, Brazilian racing driver
  • Jan 22 Pavel Mikhalevitch, soccer player (NEC)
  • Jan 22 Stephanie Rottier, St Niklaas Belgium, tennis star (1995 semi Prague)
  • Jan 23 Glen Chapple, cricketer (Lancashire & England A pace bowler)
  • Jan 23 Tiffani-Amber Theissen, actress (Saved by Bell, 90210), born in Long Beach, California
  • Jan 23 Rebekah Elmaloglou, Australian actress
  • Jan 23 Yosvani Pérez, Cuban baseball player
  • Jan 23 Richard T. Slone, British artist
  • Jan 24 Kristy Sargeant, ice pairs (1994 Skate Canada), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Jan 24 Layla Linn, Miss New Mexico USA (1996)
  • Jan 24 Tim Biakabutuka, running back (Carolina Panthers)
  • Jan 24 Ed Helms, American actor
  • Jan 24 Shii Ann Huang, American game show contestant
  • Jan 25 Adam Meadows, offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Jan 25 Daniel Sproule, Australian field hockey halfback (Olympics-96)
  • Jan 25 Jonathan Bryan Colling, rocker (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun Boys), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jan 25 Robert Budreau, Canadian film director
  • Jan 26 Shannon Hale, American author
  • Jan 27 ZP Theart, South African-born English singer (Dragonforce)
  • Jan 28 Derrick Mayes, NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Jan 28 Jermaine Dye, outfielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Oakland, California
  • Jan 28 Tony Delk, NBA guard (SF Warriors)
  • Jan 28 Vitaly Tregubov, hockey defenseman (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
  • Jan 28 Zack Bronson, safety (San Francisco 49ers)
  • Jan 28 Jermaine Dye, American baseball player
  • Jan 28 Magglio Ordóñez, Venezuelan baseball player
  • Jan 29 David LaFleur, tight end (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Jan 29 Jeff Mitchell, corner (Baltimore Ravens)
  • Jan 29 Kris Burley, Truro Nova Scotia, gymnist (Olympics-96)
  • Jan 29 Pat Walsh, WLAF Tackle (London Monarchs)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 14 US Senator Bill Bradley (30) weds professor Ernestine Schlant

Basketball Player/US Senator Bill Bradley
Basketball Player/US Senator
Bill Bradley

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 18 Author Maya Angelou (45) weds Paul Bernard Du Feu

Author, Poet and Actress Maya Angelou
Author, Poet and Actress
Maya Angelou
  • Jan 31 "The Outlaw" actress Jane Russell (52) weds real-estate broker John Calvin People (45) in Santa Barbara, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 10 NBA player Julius Erving (23) weds model Turquoise Brown at Waldorf

NBA Legend Julius Erving
NBA Legend
Julius Erving

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 16 MLB player Mike Schmidt (24) weds Donna Wightman

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 23 US Governor Jeb Bush (21) weds philantropist Columba Bush (20) in Austin, Texas

US Governor Jeb Bush
US Governor
Jeb Bush
  • Jun 5 "Sly and the Family Stone" frontman Sly Stone (31) weds model-actress Kathy Silva at Madison Square Garden

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 7 Actor Richard Harris (43) weds actress Ann Turkel (27)

Actor and Singer Richard Harris
Actor and Singer
Richard Harris

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 8 NBA forward Jerry Lucas (34) weds second wife Sharalee Beard

NBA Forward Jerry Lucas
NBA Forward
Jerry Lucas

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 4 Singer Barry White (29) weds R&B singer Glodean James at a private ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada

Singer Barry White
Singer
Barry White
  • Jul 16 "The Osmonds" singer Alan Osmond (25) weds Suzanne Pinegar at LDS Temple in Provo, Utah

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 7 Actress Faye Dunaway weds Peter Wolf of J Geils Band

Actress Faye Dunaway
Actress
Faye Dunaway

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 19 Oscar-winning lyricist Tim Rice (29) weds Jane McIntosh

Lyricist Tim Rice
Lyricist
Tim Rice

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 14 Singer-composer Quincy Jones Jr (41) weds actress Peggy Lipton (28) in Los Angeles, California

Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Feb 13 Professional boxer George Foreman (25) divorces Adrienne Calhoun after almost 3 years of marriage

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

May 6 Actress Maggie Smith (39) divorces actor Robert Stephens (42) after 6 years of marriage

Actress Maggie Smith
Actress
Maggie Smith

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 26 Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 5th divorce from actor Richard Burton

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Sep 13 Singer-composer Quincy Jones Jr (28) divorces actress Ulla Andersson (41) after 5 years of marriage

Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Oct 10 Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (41) divorces director-producer William Asher (53) after 11 years of marriage


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 308

  • Jan 2 Tex Ritter, country singer (5 Star Jubilee), dies at 67
  • Jan 3 Gino Cervi, actor (Becket, Don Camillo), dies at 72
  • Jan 4 Karel Janacek, composer, dies at 70
  • Jan 5 Roy Bargy, orchestra leader (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 79
  • Jan 5 Lev Oborin, Russian pianist (b. 1907)
  • Jan 6 David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican sculptor/muralist, dies at 77
  • Jan 7 Charles Alfred Coulson, British Chemist (theoretical), dies at 63
  • Jan 13 Raoul Jobin, Canadian tenor (b. 1906)
  • Jan 13 Salvador Novo, Mexican writer and poet (b. 1904)
  • Jan 14 Josef Smrkovsky, Czechoslovakia parliament chairman, dies at 62
  • Jan 15 Karel Salmon, composer, dies at 76
  • Jan 20 Edmund Blunden, British poet/critic, dies at 77
  • Jan 21 Jan Arends, Dutch poet/author, dies at 48
  • Jan 21 Ken Viljoen, cricketer (played 27 Tests for South Africa 1930-47), dies
  • Jan 21 Lewis L Strauss, head US Atomic Energy Comm (1953-58), dies at 78
  • Jan 22 Leon Lontoc, actor (Henry-Burke's Law), dies at 64
  • Jan 26 Siegfried von Vegesack, German writer, dies at 85
  • Jan 26 Wiktor Labunski, composer, dies at 78
  • Jan 27 Georgios Grivas, Greek gen/oppos leader on Cyprus (EOKA), dies at 75
  • Jan 27 Paula Ludwig, Austrian German poet, dies at 74
  • Jan 30 Bill Whitty, cricketer (37 wkts v South Africa 1910-11 series), dies
  • Jan 31 Glenn Morris, olympian/actor (Tarzan's Revenge), dies at 61
  • Jan 31 Harry Baum, actor (Crime & Punishment), dies at 58
  • Jan 31 Paul Haesaerts, Flemish architect/painter (Flandre), dies at 72
  • Jan 31 Roger Pryor, actor (Lady by Choice), dies at 72

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 31 Samuel Goldwyn, Polish/English/US film magnate (MGM), dies of natural causes at 91

Hollywood Mogul Samuel Goldwyn
Hollywood Mogul
Samuel Goldwyn
  • Feb 1 Lynda Ann Healy, 1st Bundy murder victim, abducted in Seattle
  • Feb 2 Jean Absil, Belgian composer (Benedictions), dies at 80
  • Feb 4 Mihail Andricu, composer, dies at 79
  • Feb 4 Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian physicist (b. 1894)
  • Feb 7 Arline Judge, actress (Age of Consent), dies at 61
  • Feb 8 Fern Andra, dies at 80
  • Feb 8 Fritz Zwicky, Swiss/US astronomer (supernova, dark matter), dies at 75
  • Feb 9 Cees de Lange, Dutch conferencier, dies at 60
  • Feb 11 Anna Q Nilsson, actress (Toll Gate, Sorrell & Son), dies at 85
  • Feb 14 C S Dempster, cricketer (10 Tests for NZ, 723 runs), dies
  • Feb 15 Kurt Magnus Atterberg, composer, dies at 86
  • Feb 16 John Garand, Canadian rifle engineer and manufacturer (b. 1888)
  • Feb 20 David Monrad Johansen, composer, dies at 85

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 21 Tim Horton, Canadian hockey player and co-founder of Tim Hortons, dies in a car crash at 44

NHL Star and Businessman Tim Horton
NHL Star and Businessman
Tim Horton
  • Feb 22 Samuel Byck, American attempted assassin of Richard Nixon (b. 1930)
  • Feb 23 Florence Rice, actress (Girl in 1313, Carnival), dies at 63
  • Feb 23 Harry Ruby, American composer and writer (b. 1895)
  • Feb 27 Pat Brady, Toledo Ohio, actor (Roy Rodgers Show), dies at 59
  • Feb 28 Mees Toxopeus, Dutch rescue-vessel captain, dies at 89
  • Mar 1 Jos de Haes, Flemish philological/poet (Azuren Holte), dies at 53
  • Mar 1 Bobby Timmons, American jazz pianist (b. 1935)
  • Mar 2 Barbara Ruick, actress/singer (Jerry Colonna Show), dies at 41
  • Mar 2 Salvador Puig Antich, Spanish anarchist (b. 1948)
  • Mar 3 Barbara Ruick, actress (Carousel, Fearless Fagan), dies at 43
  • Mar 3 Frank Wilcox, actor (John-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 66
  • Mar 4 Adolph Gottlieb, US painter, dies at 71
  • Mar 5 Billy DeWolfe, actor (Good Morning World), dies at 67
  • Mar 5 Solomon I "Sol" Hurok, US impresario, dies at 85
  • Mar 5 Billy De Wolfe, American actor (b. 1907)
  • Mar 7 Alberto Rabagliati, Italian singer and actor (b. 1906)
  • Mar 8 Christian van Geel, Dutch poet/sculptor (Spinroc), dies at 56
  • Mar 8 Willem "Wim" Sonneveld, Dutch actor (Silk Stockings), dies at 56
  • Mar 9 Earl W Sutherland Jr, US pharmacologist (Nobel 1971), dies at 58
  • Mar 10 June Harrison, actress (Land of the Lawless), dies at 48
  • Mar 10 Quinto Maganini, composer, dies at 76
  • Mar 12 Billy Fox, Protestant Dublin MP, assassinated
  • Mar 12 George D. Sax, Drive-in bank and instant loan innovator. Owner of the Saxony Hotel. (b. 1904)
  • Mar 13 Howard St John, actor (Investigator, Dr Lewis-Hank), dies at 68
  • Mar 13 Janos Prohaska, actor (Andy Williams Show), dies at 52
  • Mar 17 Carroll Nye, actor (Gone with the Wind), dies at 72
  • Mar 17 Louis I Kahn, Estonia/US architect, dies at about 73
  • Mar 18 David C Imboden, actor (King of Kings), dies at 87
  • Mar 19 Anne Klien, fashion designer, dies at 51
  • Mar 19 Edward Platt, actor (Chief-Get Smart), dies at 58
  • Mar 19 Hertha Kuusinen, Finnish communist/daughter of Otto K, dies at 70
  • Mar 20 Chet Huntley, newscaster (NBC Huntley-Brinkley Report), dies at 62
  • Mar 20 [Lavinia] Marian Fleming Poe, African American advocate in Virginia, dies at 83
  • Mar 21 Candy Darling, [James Slattery], female impersonator, dies
  • Mar 22 Peter Revson, US race car driver (Indianapolis 500), dies at 35
  • Mar 24 Doris Deane, dies at 74
  • Mar 24 Yoshida Isoya, Japanese architect (modern sukiya style), dies at 79
  • Mar 25 Otto Waldis, actor (Unknown World, Whip Hand), dies at 72
  • Mar 28 Dorothy Fields, US singer (Way you Look Tonight), dies at 68
  • Mar 28 Francoise Rosay, actress (Interlude, Women in Prison), dies at 82
  • Mar 28 Arthur Crudup, American blues singer and guitarist, dies of heart attack at 68
  • Mar 29 Seton I Miller, writer, dies at 71
  • Mar 30 Ludovicus J Rogier, Dutch historian (Reborn in Freedom), dies at 79
  • Mar 31 Andrea Checci, actress (2 Women, Assassin, Black Sunday), dies at 57
  • Apr 1 Alfred Ernest Whitehead, composer, dies at 86
  • Apr 2 Douglass Dumbrille, actor (Mr Deed Goes to Town), dies at 84

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 2 Georges Pompidou, French President (1969-1974) and Prime Minister (1962-1968), dies in Paris at 62

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • Apr 5 William Hudson, actor (I Led 3 Lives), dies at 49
  • Apr 5 A. Y. Jackson, Canadian painter (b. 1882)
  • Apr 6 Willem Dudok, Dutch architect (Hilversum Town Hall), dies at 89
  • Apr 6 Hudson Fysh, Australian aviator and businessman (b.1895)
  • Apr 8 James Charles McGuigan, Catholic archbishop of Toronto (b. 1894)
  • Apr 10 Patricia Collinge, dies at 81
  • Apr 10 Roger Bastide, French sociologist, dies at 76
  • Apr 11 Curt Conway, American actor, dies at 58
  • Apr 12 Carl Jaffe, dies at 72
  • Apr 13 Stanley Smith, actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts), dies at 71
  • Apr 15 Giovanni D'Anzi, Italian songwriter (b. 1906)
  • Apr 17 Frank McGee, Today show host, dies of cancer at 52
  • Apr 17 Herbert Elwell, US composer (Happy Hypocrite), dies at 75