What Happened in April 1974

Historical Events

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1st Ayatollah Khomeini calls for an Islamic Republic in Iran

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • 1st Pioneer Hall opens
  • 1st Yourdon, Inc forms
  • 1st In the England the Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties come into being.

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2nd 46th Academy Awards - "The Sting", Glenda Jackson & Jack Lemmon win

  • 2nd Arganat Comm publishes report concerning Yom Kippur War

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2nd Tony Greig takes 8-86 v WI Port-of-Spain (later 5-70 in 2nd inn)

Cricketer and Commentator Tony Greig
Cricketer and Commentator
Tony Greig
  • 3rd 148 tornadoes are reported over an area covering a dozen states
  • 3rd Gold hits record $197 an ounce in Paris
  • 3rd The Super Outbreak : tornadoes in the east, south & midwest United States killed approximately 315 people, with nearly 5,500 injured

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4th Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth's home-run record by hitting his 714th

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 5th Last day of Test cricket for Garry Sobers & Rohan Kanhai
  • 5th Then tallest building, World Trade Center opens in NYC (110 stories)
  • 6th 200,000 attend rock concert "California Jam" in Ontario
  • 6th Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Earl Anthony 11/16
  • 6th Yankees 1st home game at Shea Stadium, beat Indians 6-1
  • 6th 19th Eurovision Song Contest: ABBA for Sweden wins singing "Waterloo" in Brighton
  • 7th Herb Gardner's "Thieves" premieres in NYC
  • 8th Discovery Island opens
  • 8th Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 715th HR, breaking Babe Ruth's record in Atlanta

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9th San Diego Padres owner Ray Kroc, addresses fans "Ladies & gentlemen, I suffer with you I've never seen such stupid baseball playing in my life"

McDonald's Entrepreneur Ray Kroc
McDonald's Entrepreneur
Ray Kroc
  • 10th American Boccaccio Association forms
  • 10th Magicians Penn & Teller 1st meet

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10th Yitzhak Rabin replaces resigning Israeli PM Golda Meir

5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin
  • 11th WW II war criminal JP Philippa arrested

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14th 38th Masters Golf Tournament: Gary Player wins, shooting a 278

Golfer Gary Player
Gary Player
  • 15th 78th Boston Marathon: Neil Cusack of Ireland 1st man in 2:13:39 and Miki Gorman of United States 1st woman in 2:47:11
  • 15th Military coup in Niger, president Diori Hamani deposed
  • 16th "Words & Music" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 127 performances
  • 16th USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 17th Bundy victim Susan Rancourt disappears from CWU, Ellensburg, WA
  • 17th Muslim fundamentalists assault military academy in Heliopolis, Egypt
  • 18th Red Brigade kidnaps Italian attorney general Mario Sossi
  • 19th Oriole Al Bumbry hits an inside-the-park HR against NY Yankees
  • 20th Paul McCartney & Wings release single "Band on the Run"
  • 20th 'The Troubles', a period of conflict in Northern Ireland involving republican and loyalist paramilitaries, the British security forces, and civil rights groups. claims its 1000th victim
  • 21st 28th Tony Awards: River Niger & Raisin win
  • 21st 3rd Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Jo Ann Prentice
  • 22nd Barbara Walters becomes news co-anchor of Today Show
  • 23rd USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
  • 24th Dutch women hockey team becomes world champion
  • 24th NFL grants franchise to Tampa Bay Bucaneers
  • 25th Gunther Guillaume, an aide to West German Chancellor Willy Brandt, found to be a spy
  • 25th Leo Tindemans forms Belgium government
  • 25th Marcello Caetano overthrown in Portugal (Carnation revolution)
  • 25th NFL moves goal posts & adopts sudden-death playoff
  • 26th Landslide in Huancavelica Province Peru creates a natural dam
  • 26th Malta adopts constitution
  • 26th Yankees trade Peterson, Beene, Kline & Buskey to Indians for Chambliss, Tidrow & Upshaw
  • 27th Pan Am 707 crashes into mountains of Bali, killing 107
  • 28th Jane Blalock wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic

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29th US President Richard Nixon said he will release edited tapes made in White House

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 30th US President Richard Nixon hands over partial transcripts of Watergate tape recordings

Famous Birthdays

  • 1st Richard Christy, American drummer
  • 1st Hugo Benjamín Ibarra, Argentine footballer
  • 1st Sandra Völker, German swimmer
  • 2nd Håkan Hellström, Swedish musician
  • 4th O J Santiago, tight end (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 4th Dave Mirra, American athlete
  • 5th Mike DuHaney, New Haven Ct, soccer defender (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 5th Rick Terry, NFL defensive tackle (NY Jets)
  • 5th Sahaj Ticotin, American musician/producer (Ra)
  • 5th Uhm Tae Woong, South Korean actor
  • 6th Robert Kovač, Croatian footballer
  • 7th Anita Maxwell, WNBA forward (Cleveland Rockers)
  • 8th Holger Hott Johansen, Norwegian orienteerist
  • 8th Chino XL, American rapper
  • 8th Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu, Nigerian American writer
  • 8th Chris Kyle, Odessa, Texas, Navy SEAL sniper (160 kills), (d. 2013)
  • 9th Ben Bordelon, tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • 9th Kevin Mathis, cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 9th Sharon Pelletier, Madawaska Maine, Miss America-Maine (1996)
  • 9th Alexander Pichushkin, Russian serial killer
  • 10th Sherry Johnson, Owatonna Minnesota, Miss America-Minnesota (1996)
  • 10th Petros Passalis, Greek footballer
  • 10th Eric Greitens, American former military officer
  • 11th Alex Corretja, Barcelona Spain, tennis star (1990 Orange Bowl boys 16)
  • 11th Sascha van Wissen, Dutch soccer player (MVV)
  • 11th Ashot Danielyan, Armenian weightlifter
  • 11th Anton Glanzelius, Danish actor
  • 11th Tricia Helfer, Canadian model and actor
  • 11th Zöe Lucker, British television actor
  • 11th Trot Nixon, American baseball player
  • 12th Kabir Khan, cricketer (Pakistani slow left-armer 1994- )
  • 12th Roman Hamrlik, Gottwaldov Cze, NHL defenseman (Lightning, Oly-gold-98)
  • 12th Sylvinho, Brazilian footballer
  • 12th Belinda Emmett, Australian actor(d. 2006)
  • 12th Marley Shelton, American actor
  • 13th Sergei Gonchar, Chelyabinsk Russia, NHL defenseman (Capitals, Oly-S-1998)
  • 13th Darren Turner, British Race Driver
  • 14th Mike Allen Lambert, volleyball opposite hitter (Oly-96), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 14th Shawntae Harris, American rapper
  • 15th Marena Bencomo, Miss Universe-2nd place (Venezuela, 1997)
  • 15th Mike Quinn, quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 15th Sergei Krivokrasov, Angarsk Russia, NHL right wing (Blackhawks, Oly-S-98)
  • 15th Danny Pino, American actor
  • 15th Douglas Spain, American actor
  • 15th Josh Todd, American musician (Buckcherry)
  • 16th Mat Devine, American singer (Kill Hannah)
  • 16th Xu Jinglei, Chinese actress, singer and director
  • 16th Valarie Rae Miller, American actress
  • 17th James Hamilton, linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 17th Marcel Nijenhuis, soccer player (NEC)

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17th Victoria Beckham [Adams], Harlow, Essex, English singer (Posh Spice-Spice Girls)

  • 17th Mikael Åkerfeldt, Swedish guitarist and singer (Opeth)
  • 18th Mark Tremonti, American musician
  • 18th Millie Corretjer, Puerto Rican singer
  • 18th Edgar Wright, British director
  • 19th Ante Moric, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
  • 19th Akara Amarttayakul, Thai actor
  • 20th Ben[jamin] Lincoln Holbrook, Hartland Wis, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • 20th Kevin Sullivan, Brantford Ontario, 1.5k runner (Olympics-96)
  • 20th Paul Bradford, cornerback (San Diego Chargers)
  • 21st Brice Hunter, wide receiver (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 22nd Adam Parfitt, Victoria BC, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 22nd Georgia Goettmann, model (Cosmo-May 1995)
  • 22nd Shavo Odadjian, Armenian-born bassist (System of a Down)
  • 23rd Joey Kent, wide receiver (Tennessee Oilers)
  • 23rd Sam Madison, cornerback (Miami Dolphins)
  • 23rd Carlos Dengler, American musician (Interpol)
  • 23rd Barry Watson, American actor
  • 24th Jared Tomich, defensive end (New Orleans Saints)
  • 24th Marc Collins, NFL punter (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 24th Toine Rorije, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
  • 24th Joseph Bruce, American rapper
  • 24th Eric Kripke, American television writer, director and producer
  • 24th Brian Marshall, American bassist
  • 24th Dave Vitty, British radio personality
  • 25th Brad Hassell, Australian soccer striker (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
  • 25th Libor Prochazka, hockey defenseman (Team Czech Oly-Gold-1998)
  • 25th Tricia Dunn, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
  • 25th Twan Russell, linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • 26th Ivana Milicevic, Croatian-American actress
  • 26th Adil Ray, English radio presenter (BBC Asian Network)
  • 27th Carlos Fortes, soccer player (Sparta)
  • 27th Pete Chryplewicz, tight end (Detroit Lions)
  • 27th Johnny Devine, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 28th Sergei Stas, NHL defenseman (Team Belarus, Oly-98)

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28th Penélope Cruz, Alcobendas, Madrid, Spanish actress (Vanilla Sky, Waking Up in Reno)

  • 28th Richel Hersisia, Dutch boxer
  • 28th Vernon Kay, British TV/radio presenter
  • 29th Alana Blahoski, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
  • 29th Anggun, Indonesian singer
  • 29th Pascal Cygan, French footballer
  • 29th Julian Knowle, Austrian tennis player
  • 29th Jasper Wood, Canadian violinist
  • 30th Cedric Jones, defensive end (NY Giants)
  • 30th Chris Darkins, NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)

Famous Deaths

  • 1st Alfred Ernest Whitehead, composer, dies at 86
  • 2nd Douglass Dumbrille, actor (Mr Deed Goes to Town), dies at 84

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

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • 5th William Hudson, actor (I Led 3 Lives), dies at 49
  • 5th A. Y. Jackson, Canadian painter (b. 1882)
  • 6th Willem Dudok, Dutch architect (Hilversum Town Hall), dies at 89
  • 6th Hudson Fysh, Australian aviator and businessman (b.1895)
  • 8th James Charles McGuigan, Catholic archbishop of Toronto (b. 1894)
  • 10th Patricia Collinge, dies at 81
  • 10th Roger Bastide, French sociologist, dies at 76
  • 11th Curt Conway, dies
  • 12th Carl Jaffe, dies at 72
  • 13th Stanley Smith, actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts), dies at 71
  • 15th Giovanni D'Anzi, Italian songwriter (b. 1906)
  • 17th Frank McGee, Today show host, dies of cancer at 52
  • 17th Herbert Elwell, US composer (Happy Hypocrite), dies at 75
  • 17th Vinnie Taylor, rocker (Canned Heat), dies of a drug overdose
  • 18th Betty Compson, actress (Barker, Weary River, Drag Net), dies at 77
  • 18th Marcel Pagnol, French writer/movie (Topaz), dies at 79
  • 20th Mohammed Ayub Khan, premier/president (Pakistan), dies
  • 21st Charles "Chic" Harley, American football player (b. 1895)
  • 24th Bud Abbott, comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 78
  • 28th Paul Page, actor (Girl from Havanna, Moth), dies at 70

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30th Agnes Moorehead, American actress (Endora-Bewitched), dies of uterine cancer at 73