Today in History for April 1974

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 54 of 54

1st - Ayatollah Khomeini calls for an Islamic Republic in Iran
1st - Pioneer Hall opens
1st - Yourdon, Inc forms
1st - In the England the Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties come into being.
2nd - 46th Academy Awards - "The Sting", Glenda Jackson & Jack Lemmon win
2nd - Arganat Comm publishes report concerning Yom Kippur War
2nd - Tony Greig takes 8-86 v WI Port-of-Spain (later 5-70 in 2nd inn)
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
4th - Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth's home-run record by hitting his 714th
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
Baseball Player Hank AaronBaseball Player Hank Aaron 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
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"
10th - American Boccaccio Association forms
10th - Magicians Penn & Teller 1st meet
10th - Yitzhak Rabin replaces resigning Israeli PM Golda Meir
11th - WW II war criminal JP Philippa arrested
Golfer Gary PlayerGolfer Gary Player 14th - 38th Masters Golf Tournament: Gary Player wins, shooting a 278
15th - 3rd Boston Women's Marathon won by Miki Gorman of California in 2:47:11
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
37th US President Richard Nixon37th US President Richard Nixon 29th - US President Richard Nixon said he will release edited tapes made in White House
30th - US President Richard Nixon hands over partial transcripts of Watergate tape recordings

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 95 of 95

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)
Singer Victoria BeckhamSinger Victoria Beckham (17th) 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)
Actress Penélope CruzActress Penélope Cruz (28th) 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

Deaths 1 - 24 of 24

1st - Alfred Ernest Whitehead, composer, dies at 86
2nd - Douglass Dumbrille, actor (Mr Deed Goes to Town), dies at 84
French President Georges PompidouFrench President Georges Pompidou (2nd) 2nd - Georges Pompidou, French President (1969-1974) and Prime Minister (1962-1968), dies in Paris at 62
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
Actress Agnes MooreheadActress Agnes Moorehead (30th) 30th - Agnes Moorehead, American actress (Endora-Bewitched), dies of uterine cancer at 73

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