What Happened in November 1974

Historical Events

  • 1st Fire kills 189 in less than 25 min (Sao Paulo Brazil)
  • 1st UN affirms independence of Cyprus

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2nd Braves trade Hank Aaron to Milwaukee Brewers for OF Dave May

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 2nd USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 2nd 78 die when the Time Go-Go Club in Seoul, South Korea burns down. Six of the victims jumped to their deaths from the seventh floor after a club official barred the doors after the fire started.
  • 3rd "Lorelei" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 320 performances
  • 3rd Chako Higuchi wins Japan LPGA Golf Classic
  • 5th Dmitri Shostakovitch completes Michelangelo songs
  • 5th Ella Grasso (Ct) elected first woman US governor not related to previous governor
  • 5th Walter E Washington, becomes first elected mayor of Wash DC
  • 6th Dodger Mike Marshall is 1st relief pitcher to win Cy Young Award
  • 7th 63rd Davis Cup: South Africa beats India in (w/o)
  • 8th British Lord Lucan disappears after his nanny is found murdered in London

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8th Ted Bundy victim Debi Kent disappears in Salt Lake City, Utah

Serial Killer Ted Bundy
Serial Killer
Ted Bundy
  • 10th 2nd meeting of Giants-Jets, Jets even series at 1 with 26-20 OT win
  • 10th Montreal Canadiens shutout Washington Capitals 11-0
  • 12th South Africa suspended from UN General Assembly over racial policies
  • 12th A salmon is discovered in the River Thames, England, for the first time since 1833
  • 13th Dodgers Steve Garvey wins NL MVP

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15th Ringo Starr releases "Goodnight Vienna" & "Only You" in UK

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • 15th International Energy Agency formed in Paris within OECD framework in the wake of the 1973 oil crisis
  • 16th 1st intentional interstellar radio message sent, Arecibo telescope towards M 41, a cluster of stars some 25,000 light years away

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16th John Lennon's only solo #1 "Whatever Gets You Through the Night"

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 16th Milwaukee Bucks lose their 11th straight NBA game (team record)
  • 16th ABBA begin their first tour of Europe - their first tour outside of Sweden
  • 17th Bonnie Bryant wins Bill Branch LPGA Golf Classic
  • 17th Union of Banana Exporting Countries (UPEB) forms
  • 17th Aliança Operário-Camponesa (Worker-Peasant Alliance) founded in Portugal as a front of PCP(m-l).
  • 20th Rangers' Jeff Burroughs wins AL MVP
  • 20th The US files antitrust suit to break-up AT&T
  • 21st Freedom of Information Act passed by Congress over Pres Ford's veto
  • 21st Birmingham pub bombings: 21 civilians killed when bombs explode at two pubs in Birmingham, England (This was the deadliest attack in England during "the Troubles")
  • 22nd Lake Buena Vista Club opens
  • 22nd Test Cricket debut of Gordon Greenidge & Viv Richards, at Bangalore
  • 22nd UN General Assembly recognizes Palestine right to sovereignty
  • 23rd 60 Ethiopia government officials executed
  • 24th 2 truck hijackers freed (3/3/1974)
  • 24th 62nd CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 20-7

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24th Gerald Ford and Leonid Brezhnev sign the SALT-2 treaty to reduce each side's number of nuclear weapons

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • 24th Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Errol Golf Classic
  • 24th 24th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty wins
  • 25th Irish Republican Army is outlawed in Britain following deaths of 21
  • 25th Rangers' Mike Hargrove wins AL Rookie of Year
  • 26th Approximately 140 die when suspension bridge collapses in Nepal
  • 26th Catfish Hunter & Charlie Finley meet in arbitration
  • 26th Greenidge scores 107 in 2nd innings of Test Cricket debut v India
  • 27th Cardinals outfielder Bake McBride wins NL Rookie of Year

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28th Bowie Kuhn suspends George Steinbrenner for 2 years

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • 28th John Lennon's last concert appearance (Elton John concert in Madison Square Garden NYC)
  • 29th 39th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 17-13 in Birmingham
  • 30th "Good Evening" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 438 performances
  • 30th "Mack & Mabel" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 66 performances
  • 30th 20th time Islanders shut-out (3-0 vs Canucks)
  • 30th Most complete early human skeleton (Lucy, Australopithecus) is discovered by Donald Johanson, Maurice Taieb, Yves Coppens and Tim White in the Middle Awash of Ethiopia's Afar Depression.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1st V V S Laxman, cricketer (Indian Test batsman v South Africa 1996- )
  • 2nd Alex Tanaka, actor (Saja-Swan's Crossing)
  • 2nd Jaroslav Spacek, NHL defenseman (Team Czech Oly-Gold-1998, (Sweden)
  • 2nd Ruslan Salei, NHL defenseman (Belarus, Oly-98, Anaheim)
  • 2nd Orlando Cabrera, Colombian baseball player
  • 2nd Nelly, American rapper
  • 2nd Prodigy, American rapper (Mobb Deep)
  • 3rd Tariq Abdul Wahad, NBA forward (Sacramento Kings)
  • 4th Cedric Bixler-Zavala, American musician (At the Drive-In, The Mars Volta)
  • 5th Conrad Hamilton, cornerback (NY Giants)
  • 5th Jerry Stackhouse, NBA guard/forward (Detroit Pistons, Phila 76ers)
  • 5th Dado Pršo, Croatian footballer
  • 5th Angela Gossow, German vocalist (Arch Enemy)
  • 5th Ryan Adams, American musician
  • 6th Frank Vandenbroucke, Belgian cyclist
  • 7th Kris Benson, Konnesaw TX, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 7th Tarek Saleh, linebacker (Carolina Panthers)
  • 7th Chris Summers, Norwegian drummer (Turbonegro)
  • 8th Masashi Kishimoto, Japanese manga author
  • 8th Seishi Kishimoto, Japanese manga author
  • 9th Dah-ve Chodan, actress (Tia-Uncle Buck)
  • 9th Traci Toguchi, Miss America-Hawaii (1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 9th Alessandro Del Piero, Italian footballer
  • 9th Joe C., American rapper (d. 2000)
  • 9th Uncle Kracker, American singer and rapper
  • 10th Niko Hurme, Finnish musician

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11th Leonardo DiCaprio, American actor (The Departed, Inception, The Wolf of Wall Street), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 11th Phillip Ward, linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 11th Static Major, American singer (d. 2008)
  • 12th Tamala Jones, American actress
  • 14th David Moscow, actor (Big)
  • 14th Adam Walsh, American murder victim (d. 1981)
  • 15th Fred Brock, wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 15th Chad Kroeger, Canadian singer
  • 16th Eric Judy, American Musician
  • 16th Maurizio Margaglio, Italian ice dancer
  • 16th Paul Scholes, British footballer
  • 17th Abbygale Williamson Arenas, Miss Universe-Photogenic (Phil, 1997)
  • 17th Brandon Call, actor (Baywatch, Blind Fury, Step by Step)
  • 17th Marc Edwards, NFL fullback (SF 49ers)
  • 17th Leslie Bibb, American actress
  • 17th Berto Romero, Spanish humorist
  • 18th Autumn Smith, Miss USA-Alabama (1997, top 10)
  • 18th Christian Schmidt, actor (Mullers Baro)
  • 18th Chloë Sevigny, American actress
  • 19th Orlando Fuentes, Ellsworth AFB SD, half-lightweight judoka (Oly-96)
  • 20th Brad Williams, cricketer (Victoria & Young Australia fast bowler)
  • 20th Drew Ginn, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 20th Jerald Moore, running back (St Louis Rams)
  • 20th Kirk Reynolds, Outlook Saskatchwan, trap shooter (Olympics-96)
  • 20th Marissa Ryan, actress (Elizabeth MacGillis-Major Dad)
  • 21st Casey Patton, London Ontario, boxer (Olympics-96)
  • 21st Tremain Mack, strong safety (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 22nd Meike Babel, Langen Germany, tennis star (1991 Futures-Paderborn-GER)
  • 22nd Joe Nathan, American baseball player
  • 23rd Jamie Sharper, linebacker (Baltimore Ravens)
  • 23rd Malik Rose, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs)
  • 23rd Regina Fisher, Miss West Virginia USA (1996)
  • 23rd Saku Koivu, Turku Fin, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens, Oly-B-98)
  • 23rd Tora Suber, WNBA guard (Charlotte Sting)
  • 23rd Tyrus McCloud, linebacker (Baltimore Ravens)
  • 24th Stephen Merchant, British comedian
  • 24th Taro Yamamoto, Japanese actor
  • 25th Cynthia Geyn Brown, playmate (May, 1995), born in San Jose, California
  • 26th David Barnard, WLAF defensive tackle (Scotland Claymores)
  • 26th Jamie Jones, singer (All 4 One)
  • 26th Richard Ikeda, Kamloops BC, gymnist (Olympics-96)
  • 26th Tammy Lynn Michaels, American actress
  • 27th Lee Vaughn, cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 28th Jason Ferguson, defensive tackle (NY Jets)
  • 28th Joerg Heckenbach, WLAF receiver (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 28th apl.de.ap, American rapper (Black Eyed Peas)
  • 28th András Tölcséres, Hungarian footballer
  • 28th Kristian Schmid, Australian actor
  • 29th Pavol Demitra, Dubnica Slo, NHL right wing (Ottawa Senators, Blues)
  • 29th Lin Chi-ling, Taiwanese model
  • 30th Luther Broughton, HB (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 30th Marcellus Wiley, defensive end (Buffalo Bills)

Famous Deaths

  • 1st Ralf Harolde, actor (Safe, Framed, Stolen Harmony), dies at 75
  • 4th Edgar Fernhout, Dutch painter/son of Charley Toorop, dies at 62
  • 5th Stafford Repp, actor (Chief O'Hara-Batman), dies at 56
  • 7th Rodolfo Acosta, actor (Passion, Littlest Outlaw), dies at 54
  • 7th Eric Linklater, British author (b. 1899)
  • 8th Ivory Joe Hunter, rocker, dies at 60
  • 9th Egon Joseph Wellesz, Austria, composer/musicologist, dies at 89
  • 11th Alfonso Leng, composer, dies at 80
  • 11th Jane Ace, comedian (Easy Aces), dies at 74
  • 12th Charles Quinlivan, actor (7 Guns to Mesa), dies at 50
  • 13th Karen Silkwood, killed in a car crash under suspicious circumstances
  • 13th Vittorio de Sica, Italian actor/director (Boccacio 70), dies
  • 14th Johnny Mack Brown, actor (Lawman is Born, Back Trail), dies at 70
  • 15th James Morrison, actor (Don't, Black Beauty), dies on his 86th birthday
  • 16th Walther Meissner, German physicist (Meissner Effect), dies at 91
  • 17th Clive Brook, actor/director (On Approval), dies at 87
  • 19th George Brunies, American musician (b. 1902)
  • 21st Frank Martin, Swiss composer (In Terra Fax), dies at 84
  • 23rd Cornelius Ryan, war reporter/historian (Bridge too Far), dies at 54
  • 23rd Pall Isolfsson, composer, dies at 81
  • 25th Nick Drake, rocker, dies of a drug overdose at 26
  • 25th Rosemary Lane, actress (Chatterbox, 4 Wives), dies at 61
  • 25th [Sithu] U Thant, UN Sec-General (1961-72), dies in NY of cancer at 65
  • 26th Cyril Connolly, English intellectual (b. September 10, 1903)
  • 27th Louis B Russell Jr, longest living heart transplant, dies at 49
  • 29th Haroldson L Hunt, US multi-millionaire, dies at 85
  • 29th Ouida Bergere, scriptwriter, dies at 88
  • 29th James J. Braddock, American heavyweight boxer (b. 1905)