What Happened in July 1974

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 1st Laura Ashley store in the US opens (San Francisco)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 1 General Augusto Pinochet becomes president and dictator of Chile

General and Dictator Augusto Pinochet
General and Dictator
Augusto Pinochet
  • Jul 1 Isabel Peron succeeds husband Juan as President of Argentina
  • Jul 1 Monmouthshire renamed Gwent & becomes part of Wales
  • Jul 2 Fernando Mameda of Portugal sets record for 10,000 m (27:13.81)
  • Jul 3 Pitching in major league-record 13th consecutive game for Dodgers
  • Jul 3 Soyuz 14 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 3
  • Jul 3 Mike Marshall saves Tommy John's 4-1 win
  • Jul 4 Mike Marshall goes 9-0 with 3 saves in 20 appearances in 30 days

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 5 81st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats Olga Morzova (60 64)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Jul 6 88th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats K Rosewall (61 61 64)
  • Jul 7 Brewer Don Money sets record of consecutive errorless games at 3rd (78)
  • Jul 7 Sue Roberts wins LPGA Niagara Frontier Golf Classic
  • Jul 7 FIFA World Cup: West Germany beats the Netherlands 2-1 for football's 10th World Cup in Munich
  • Jul 7 New Zealand imposes a blanket ban on sports teams from South Africa
  • Jul 8 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Jul 8 Yank shortstop Jim Mason ties record with 4 doubles in 9 inn game

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jul 9 Pierre Trudeau's Liberal Party wins Canadian parliamentary election

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau
  • Jul 10 OPEC ends oil boycott against Netherlands
  • Jul 10 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 11 House Judiciary Committee releases evidence on Watergate inquiry
  • Jul 11 World Football League plays 1st games
  • Jul 12 John Ehrlichman convicted of violating Daniel Ellsberg's rights

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 13 103rd British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots a 282 at Royal Lytham

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
  • Jul 13 India's 1st one-day international (v England, Headingley)
  • Jul 14 Billy Martin is 1st AL manager ejected by umpire from 2 games in 1 day
  • Jul 14 Bundy victims Janice Ott & Denise Naslund disappear, Lk Sammamish, WA
  • Jul 14 Sharon Miller wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
  • Jul 15 Military coup on Cyprus: archbishop/president Makarios flees
  • Jul 17 1st quadrophonic studio in UK is open by Moody Blues
  • Jul 17 Bob Gibson becomes 2nd pitcher to strike-out 3,000 (Cesar Geronimo)
  • Jul 17 France performs nuclear Test at Mururoa atoll

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 17 John Lennon is ordered to leave US in 60 days

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Jul 18 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 18 World's tallest structure, 646 metre Polish radio mast, completed
  • Jul 19 Cleve Indian Dick Bosman no-hits Oakland A's, 4-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 19 David Bowie's "Diamond Dog" tour ends in NYC

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie
  • Jul 19 Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 14 lands back on earth
  • Jul 20 Heng Yo & Heng Ju, completes 1,000 mile (SF-Seattle) pilgrimage
  • Jul 20 Turkey invades Cyprus
  • Jul 21 29th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Sandra Haynie

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 21 US House Judiciary approves two Articles of Impeachment against President Richard Nixon

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Jul 21 61st Tour de France won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium
  • Jul 23 45th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-2 at 3 Rivers Stadium, Pitts
  • Jul 23 All star MVP: Steve Garvey (LA Dodgers)
  • Jul 23 Greek military dictatorship collapses
  • Jul 24 Supreme Court unanimously rules Nixon must turn over Watergate tapes

Film release premierFilm Release

Jul 24 "Death Wish", based on the novel by Brian Garfield, directed by Michael Winner and starring Charles Bronson is released in the US

  • Jul 26 France performs nuclear Test at Mururoa atoll
  • Jul 26 USSR's Soyuz fails to dock with Salyut 3
  • Jul 27 House Judiciary Committee votes 27-11 recommends Nixon impeachment
  • Jul 27 Kanhai & Jameson add 465 for 2nd wicket, Warwickshire v Gloucs
  • Jul 28 69 die when packed bus strikes heavy truck (Belem, Brazil)
  • Jul 28 Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA Wheeling Ladies Golf Classic
  • Jul 29 2nd impeachment vote against Nixon by House Judiciary Committee
  • Jul 29 Episcopal Church ordained female priests
  • Jul 29 France performs nuclear Test at Mururoa atoll
  • Jul 29 St Louis Card Lou Brock steals his 700th base
  • Jul 30 House Judiciary Committee votes on 3rd & last charge of "high crimes & misdemeanors" to impeach President Nixon in the Watergate cover-up
  • Jul 31 6th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Michele Krasnoo, Culver City California, actress (Kickboxer IV)
  • Jul 2 Natali Sacco, Miss Universe-Peru (1996)
  • Jul 2 Sean Casey, American baseball player
  • Jul 2 Moon So-ri, South Korean actress
  • Jul 2 Rocky Gray, American musician
  • Jul 3 Jamie Feick, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Jul 4 Kellee Nicole Kattleman, Miss Wyoming USA (1996)
  • Jul 4 La'Roi Glover, American football player
  • Jul 5 Márcio Amoroso, Brazilian footballer
  • Jul 6 Steve Sullivan, Timmins, NHL center (NJ Devils)
  • Jul 6 Zé Roberto, Brazilian footballer
  • Jul 7 Patrick Lalime, St Bonaventure, NHL goalie (Pitts Penguins)
  • Jul 8 Demetrius Allen, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jul 8 Zhanna Friske, Russian actress and singer
  • Jul 8 Tami Erin, American actress and model
  • Jul 9 Nikola Sarcevic, Swedish bassist and singer (Millencolin)
  • Jul 9 Sian Berry, British politician
  • Jul 10 Idalmis Marina Vidal, Miss Florida USA (1996)
  • Jul 10 Jennifer Montica Curry, Muscatine Iowa, Miss America-Iowa (1996)
  • Jul 10 Chiwetel Ejiofor, English film and theatre actor ("Twelve Years a Slave"), born in London
  • Jul 11 Andre Ooyer, soccer player (Ajax/FC Volendam)
  • Jul 11 Hermann Hreiðarsson, Icelandic footballer
  • Jul 11 André Ooijer, Dutch footballer
  • Jul 12 Stelios Giannakopoulos, Greek footballer
  • Jul 12 Sharon den Adel, Dutch singer (Within Temptation)
  • Jul 12 Gregory Helms, American professional wrestler
  • Jul 13 Jean Zhang, Miss Suriname 1993
  • Jul 13 Deborah Cox, Canadian R&B singer
  • Jul 13 Jarno Trulli, Italian race car driver
  • Jul 14 Erick Dampier, NBA center (SF Warriors)
  • Jul 14 David Mitchell, English comedian and actor
  • Jul 15 Janice Bremner, Burlington Ontario, synchronized swimmer (Olymp-silver-96)
  • Jul 15 Chot Ulep, Filipino musician
  • Jul 16 Michelle Chandler, Australian basketball point guard (Olymp-bronze-96)
  • Jul 16 Chris Pontius, American actor and Jackass cast member
  • Jul 16 Wendell Sailor, Australian rugby league and union footballer
  • Jul 17 Laura Macdonald, Scottish jazz musician
  • Jul 18 Derek Anderson, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Jul 18 Alan Morrison, British poet
  • Jul 19 Vincent Spadea, tennis star, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 19 Rey Bucanero, Mexican professional wrestler
  • Jul 19 Preston Wilson, baseball player
  • Jul 20 Kevin Meadows, gay rights activist
  • Jul 20 Bengie Molina, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • Jul 20 Simon Rex, American actor
  • Jul 21 Andrea L'Huillier, Miss Universe-Chile (1996)
  • Jul 21 Geoff Jenkins, American baseball player
  • Jul 22 Viktoria Tolstoy [Louise Viktoria Kjellberg], Swedish jazz singer (Meet Me at the Movies), born in Sigtuna Municipality, Sweden
  • Jul 22 Franka Potente, German actress
  • Jul 23 Maurice Greene, American 100m runner, born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Jul 23 Tara Williams, WNBA guard (Phoenix Mercury)
  • Jul 23 Terry Glenn, American football player
  • Jul 23 Sonny Siaki, Samoan-born professional wrestler
  • Jul 23 Rik Verbrugghe, Belgian cyclist
  • Jul 23 Kathryn Hahn, American actress
  • Jul 24 Steve Bornhoeft, American canoeist (alt-Olympics-96), born in LaGrange, Illinois
  • Jul 25 Lysa Jackson, Miss South Carolina USA (1996)
  • Jul 25 Todd Fuller, NBA center (SF Warriors)
  • Jul 25 Jay R Ferguson, American actor (Evening Shade, Mad Men), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jul 25 Kenzo Suzuki, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Jul 26 Bubba Wells, NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks)
  • Jul 26 Dean Sturridge, English Footballer
  • Jul 26 Dan Konopka, American musician (OK Go)
  • Jul 27 Pete Yorn, American musician
  • Jul 28 Justin Lee Collins, British radio host, actor and comedian, born in Southmead, Bristol

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 28 Alexis Tsipras, Greek politician (Greek President 2015), born in Athens

Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras
Prime Minister of Greece
Alexis Tsipras
  • Jul 29 Derek Wilkinson, Lasalle, NHL goalie (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 30 Hilary Swank, American actress (Boys Don't Cry, Million Dollar Baby), born in Lincoln, Nebraska

Actress Hilary Swank
Actress
Hilary Swank
  • Jul 30 Radostin Kishishev, Bulgarian footballer
  • Jul 30 Jason Robinson, English dual-code rugby player
  • Jul 31 Emilia Fox, English actress (The Pianist), born in London
  • Jul 31 Jonathan Ogden, American football player

Famous Weddings


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

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 1 Juan Perón, Argentine military officer and President of Argentina (1946-55, 73-74), dies of a heart attack at 78

General and President of Argentina Juan Perón
General and President of Argentina
Juan Perón
  • Jul 3 John C Ransom, US poet (World's Body), dies
  • Jul 4 Mohammed SA al-Hoesseini, Mufti of Jerusalem/pres Com Palestine, dies
  • Jul 6 Carlos Isamitt, composer, dies at 87
  • Jul 9 Sonia Gaskell, Russian/Neth choreographer (Diaghilev), dies at 70
  • Jul 9 Ted Bowley, cricketer (England batsman in 5 Tests 1929-30), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 9 Earl Warren, governor of California/Supreme court justice (1953-68), dies at 83

Jurist and Governor of California Earl Warren
Jurist and Governor of California
Earl Warren
  • Jul 11 Pär Lagerkvist, Swedish writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1891)
  • Jul 13 Patrick MS Blackett, British physicist (Nobel 1948), dies at 76
  • Jul 14 Henri Smajda, Tunis/French publisher (Combat), commits suicide at 77
  • Jul 14 Carl Spaatz, American World War II general and 1st Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, dies at 83
  • Jul 15 Christine Chubbuck, television news reporter (b.1944)
  • Jul 17 Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, pitcher (St Louis Cards), dies at 63
  • Jul 19 Joe Flynn, actor (McHale's Navy), dies at 59
  • Jul 19 Erno Schwarz, Hungarian American soccer player (b. 1904)
  • Jul 20 Allen Jenkins, actor (Fugitive from a Chain Gang), dies at 74
  • Jul 21 Willem F K Hussem, painter/poet (Steltlopen on Sea), dies at 74
  • Jul 22 Edna Lewis Thomas, US actress (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 88
  • Jul 22 Lili Darvas, Hungarian actress (Szerelem, Cimmaron), dies at 68
  • Jul 22 Wayne L Morse, (Sen-D-Oregon), dies at 73
  • Jul 23 Mary Forbes, actress (Nun-Les Miserables, Ivy), dies at 90
  • Jul 24 Chris Chubbock, newscaster, shoots self on air
  • Jul 24 Ernest Milton, actor (Julius Caesar, Cat Girl), dies at 84

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 24 James Chadwick, English physicist (Nobel 1935, discovered neutron), dies at 82

Physicist James Chadwick
Physicist
James Chadwick
  • Jul 26 Arthur K Watson, US businessman (IBM), dies at 55
  • Jul 27 Lightning Slim, blues singer (Nothing But the Devil), dies at 61
  • Jul 28 Jack Ellis, cricketer (Victorian WK, Ashes tourist 1926), dies
  • Jul 28 Truman Bradley, TV host (Science Fiction Theater), dies at 69
  • Jul 29 "Mama" Cass Elliot, singer (Mamas & Papas), dies from a heart attack in London at 32
  • Jul 29 Erich Kästner, German author (b. 1899)
  • Jul 30 Lev Konstantinovich Knipper, composer, dies at 75