What Happened in June 1974

Historical Events

  • 1st "My Girl Bill" by Jim Stafford hits #12
  • 1st Bundy victim Brenda Ball disappears from Burien, Wash
  • 1st Chemical plant explodes in Flixborough Lincs kills 28 in UK
  • 1st The Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims is published in the journal Emergency Medicine.
  • 1st Arab oil ministers decide to end most restrictions on exports of oil to the United States but continue embargo against the Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, and Rhodesia
  • 2nd Judy Rankin wins LPGA Baltimore Golf Classic
  • 2nd Mali adopts constitution
  • 2nd Malta's constitution goes into effect

Event of interestEvent of Interest

3rd Yitzhak Rabin forms a new Israeli government

5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin
  • 4th NFL grants franchise to Seattle Seahawks
  • 4th Never repeated 10 cent Beer Night at Cleveland, unruly fans stumble onto field & cause Indians to forfeit the game to Rangers with score tied 5-5 in 9th
  • 4th Saudi Arabia announces that it will increase its participation in Aramco to 60 percent

Event of interestEvent of Interest

5th As' Reggie Jackson & Bill North engage in clubhouse fight at Detroit

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 6th 47th National Spelling Bee: Julie Ann Junkin wins spelling hydrophyte
  • 6th A new Instrument of Government is promulgated making Sweden a parliamentary monarchy.
  • 7th Padres draft Brown University shortstop Bill Almon #1
  • 8th 106th Belmont: Miguel Rivera aboard Little Current wins in 2:29.2
  • 8th Keyboardist Rick Wakeman quits rock group "Yes"
  • 8th US & Saudi Arabia sign military-economic contract
  • 9th Joanne Carner wins LPGA Desert Inn Golf Classic

Music concertMusic Concert

9th Supergroup Blind Faith's (Eric Clapton, Windwood, Baker) 1st concert

Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton

Event of interestEvent of Interest

10th Mike Schmidt hits a ball off public address speaker on Astrodome roof

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 10th Rumor's government in Italy resigns
  • 11th Bundy victim Georgann Hawkins disappears from UW, Seattle, Wash
  • 11th Mel Stottlemyre's AL record 272nd consecutive start, without relief
  • 13th Henry Aaron addresses House of Representatives
  • 13th IMF establishes its "oil facility", a special fund for loans to nations whose balance of payments have been severely affected by high oil prices

Event of interestEvent of Interest

14th Angels' Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 Red Sox in 12 innings

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 15th "Streak" by Ray Stevens hits #1 on UK pop chart
  • 16th 74th US Golf Open: Hale Irwin shoots a 287 at Winged Foot GC NY
  • 16th Sandra Haynie wins Lawson's LPGA Golf Open

Sport awardTennis Open

16th 73rd Men's French Open: Bjorn Borg beats Manuel Orantes (2-6, 6-7, 6-0, 6-1, 6-1)

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg

Sport awardTennis Open

16th 73rd Women's French Open: Chris Evert beats Olga Morozova (6-1, 6-2)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 17th The Provisional Irish Republican Army bombs the Houses of Parliament in London, injuring 11 people and causing extensive damage
  • 18th Gaston Thorn forms Luxembourg government
  • 19th KC Royal Steve Busby 2nd no-hitter beats Milwaukee Brewers, 2-0
  • 19th Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) suspends constitution

Film release premierFilm Release

20th "Chinatown", starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, is released

  • 21st 24th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" wins the Golden Bear
  • 23rd 1st extraterrestrial message sent from Earth into space
  • 23rd 20th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Haynie
  • 24th India all out for 42 in Lord's Test cricket in 77 mins
  • 24th Steve Busby retires 1st 9 White Sox to set AL record with 33 consecutive batters retired
  • 26th The Universal Product Code is scanned for the first time to sell a package of Wrigley's chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio
  • 27th "Flip Wilson Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 27th US president Nixon visits USSR
  • 28th Fall of earth & rocks kill 200 (Quebrada Blanca Canyon, Colombia)
  • 28th Wings release "Band on the Run" & "Zoo Gang" in UK
  • 29th Military coup in Ethiopia
  • 30th 2nd du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Carole Jo Skala
  • 30th Petty thief Peter Leonard sets fire to cover burglary that torches "Gulliver's" nightclub killing 24 (Port Chester NY)
  • 30th Soviet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defects to west

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1st Alanis Morisette, Canadian-America vocalist (Jagged Little Pill), born in Ottawa, Ontario

Singer-Songwriter Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette
  • 1st Akis Zikos, Greek footballer
  • 2nd Tammy Holmes, female outfielder (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Berkeley, California
  • 2nd Matt Serra, American mixed martial ar
  • 2nd Gata Kamsky, American chess player
  • 3rd Alison McCreary, Florence Alabama, Miss America (Alabama-4th-1997)
  • 3rd Ashaundai Smith, CFL receiver (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 3rd Bryan Still, wide receiver (San Diego Chargers)

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3rd Kelly Jones, Welsh singer (Stereophonics), born in Cwmaman, Wales

Singer Kelly Jones
Kelly Jones
  • 3rd Arianne Zuker, American actress
  • 4th Darin Erstad, outfielder (California Angels)
  • 4th James Miller, Australian pole vaulter (Olympics-96)
  • 4th Johnny Taylor, NBA forward (Orlando Magic)
  • 4th Lyndsay Kahler, Orange California, Miss America-California (1997)
  • 4th Andrew Gwynne, British politician
  • 4th Stefan Lessard, American musician
  • 5th Chad Allen [Lazzari], American actor (David-Our House, St Elsewhere), born in Cerritos, California
  • 5th Russ Ortiz, American baseball player
  • 6th Brooke Wilkins, Australian softball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 6th Patrick Hape, tight end (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 6th Danny Strong, American actor
  • 6th Sonya Walger, British actress
  • 7th Jason Caswell, Winnipeg Manitoba, Skeet shooter (Olympics-96)
  • 7th Mahesh Bhupathi, India, tennis pro
  • 7th Bear Grylls, British survivor
  • 8th Gabe Northern, defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
  • 9th Jana Nejedly, Prague Czech, Canadian tennis player (Olympics-96)
  • 9th Jon Harris, defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 9th Samoth, Norwegian guitarist (Emperor, Zyklon)
  • 9th Tim Shaw, British radio personality
  • 9th Randy Winn, American baseball player
  • 11th Emilee Klein, LPGA golfer (1995 SAFECO Classic-2nd), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 11th Tanya Pogatchnik, Miss Montana USA (1996)
  • 11th Tatiana Ignatieva, Minsk Belarus, tennis star (1994 Futures-Sopot POL)
  • 12th Kerry Kittles, NBA guard (NJ Nets)
  • 12th Vanessa Baker, Australia, diver (Olympics-96)
  • 12th Hideki Matsui, Japanese baseball player
  • 13th Elli Overton, Canada, Australian swimmer (Olympics-5th-92, 96)
  • 13th Harvey Esajas, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 13th Valeri Bure, Moscow Russia, NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens, Oly-S-98)
  • 13th Selma Björnsdóttir, Icelandic singer
  • 13th Steve-O, American television personality
  • 13th Brande Roderick, American actress
  • 13th Takahiro Sakurai, Japanese voice actor
  • 14th Rod Payne, corner (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 14th Jang Jin-young, South Korean actress
  • 14th Phillip Rhys, British actor
  • 15th Any Lynn Ciccolella, Monument Colorado, Miss America-Colorado (1996)
  • 15th Scott Tunkin, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics-1996)
  • 16th Paul Lee, British sculptural artist
  • 17th Evangelia Psarra, Greek archer
  • 18th Bumper Robinson, actor (Webster, Night Court)
  • 18th Keith Poole, wide receiver (New Orleans Saints)
  • 18th Vincenzo Montella, Italian footballer
  • 19th Doug Mientkiewicz, American baseball player
  • 20th Jami Ferrell, Munncie Indiana, playmate (Jan 1997)
  • 21st Rob Kelly, safety (New Orleans Saints)
  • 21st Natasha Desborough, British radio personality
  • 21st Craig Lowndes, Australian racing driver
  • 21st Rob Kelly, American football player
  • 21st Neely Jenkins, American musician
  • 22nd Mark Wetges, Walnut Creek California, field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96)
  • 22nd Nicole Juvan, Essex Junction Vermont, Miss America-Vermont (1997)
  • 22nd Donald Faison, American actor
  • 22nd Joseph Vijay, Indian actor
  • 23rd Dontonio Wingfield, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers)
  • 23rd Lisa Bamford, Miss America-NC (1996), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 23rd Maria Carolina Christina, Princess of Netherlands
  • 23rd Mark Hendrickson, NBA forward (Sacramento Kings)
  • 23rd Joel Edgerton, Australian actor
  • 24th Adam Treu, guard/tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 24th Carrie Zarse, diver (Olympics-96), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 25th Lee Cole, WLAF cornerback (Rhein Fire)
  • 25th Leeland McElroy, running back (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 25th Vernon Crawford, linebacker (New England Patriots)
  • 25th Jim LaMarca, American bass guitarist (Chimaira)
  • 25th Karisma Kapoor, Indian actress
  • 25th Nisha Ganatra, Canadian film director

Person of interestPerson of Interest

26th Derek Jeter, American baseball shortstop (NY Yankees, Rookie of Year 1996), born in Pequannock, New Jersey

Baseball Player Derek Jeter
Baseball Player
Derek Jeter
  • 26th Dieter Kalt, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • 26th Jason Kendall, catcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in San Diego, California
  • 26th Matt Striker, American professional wrestler
  • 26th Jeff Frankenstein, American musician (Newsboys)
  • 26th Nicole Saba, Lebanese singer
  • 27th Juran Bolden, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 27th Big Moe, American musician (Screwed Up Click)
  • 27th Christian Kane, American actor and singer
  • 28th Atilla Buday, Budapest Hungary, Canadian canoeist (Olympics-96)
  • 28th Josh[ua] Crosby, Manchester Mass, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • 28th Karim Abdul-Jabaar, running back (Miami Dolphins)
  • 28th Rob Dyrdek, Professional skateboarder
  • 29th Ted Giannous, actor (KGB Chicken), born in San Diego, California
  • 30th Michelle Kang, Fredericksburg Virginia, Miss America-Virginia (1997)
  • 30th Melanie Lambert American ice skater
  • 30th Hezekiel Sepeng, Potchefstroom South Africa, South African athlete

Famous Weddings

  • 5th "Sly and the Family Stone" frontman Sly Stone (31) weds model-actress Kathy Silva at Madison Square Garden

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Actor and Singer Richard Harris
Actor and Singer
Richard Harris

HeartWedding of Interest

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

NBA Forward Jerry Lucas
NBA Forward
Jerry Lucas

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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

Famous Deaths

  • 2nd Elliott Sullivan, actor (Sergeant), dies at 66
  • 2nd Waldemar F Eric Marx, cricketer (3 Tests South Africa v Aust 1921-22), dies
  • 2nd Hiroshi Kazato, Japanese racing driver (b. 1949)
  • 6th Blanche Yurka, actress (Tale of 2 Cities, Cry of Werewolf), dies at 86

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9th Miguel Ángel Asturias, Guatemalan novelist (Hombres de Maiz, Nobel 67), journalist and poet, dies at 74

Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist Miguel Ángel Asturias
Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist
Miguel Ángel Asturias
  • 9th Phillip Tead, actor (Lightnin', Fighting Blade), dies at 80
  • 10th Henry WFA, English duke of Gloucester/baron Culloden, dies at 74
  • 11th Julius Evola, Italian philosopher (b. 1898)
  • 11th Eurico Gaspar Dutra, President of Brazil (b. 1883)
  • 14th Knud Christian Jeppesen, composer, dies at 81
  • 17th Pamela Britton, actress (Blondie, My Favorite Martian), dies at 50
  • 17th Yadavendra Singh, cricketer (Yuvraj of Patiala, Test for India), dies
  • 18th Georgi K Zhukov, Russian marshal/minister of Defense, dies at 77
  • 18th Júlio César de Mello e Souza, Brazilian writer (b. 1896)
  • 22nd Horace Lindrum, Australian snooker and billiards player (b. 1912)
  • 22nd Darius Milhaud, French composer (b. 1892)
  • 25th Cornelius Lanczos, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1893)
  • 28th Frank Sutton, actor (Sgt Vince Carter-Gomer Pyle USMC), dies at 50
  • 30th Alberta King, mother of Martin Luther King Jr., assassinated in church
  • 30th Vannevar Bush, American engineer and politician (b. 1890)