What Happened in September 1974

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 Dutch law against pirate radio goes into effect
  • Sep 1 Jane Blalock/Sue Roberts wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open
  • Sep 1 Train accident at Zagreb Yugoslavia, 121 killed
  • Sep 1 The SR-71 Blackbird sets (and holds) the record for flying from New York to London: 1 hour 54 minutes and 56.4 seconds.

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Sep 2 Jerry Lewis' 9th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis

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Sep 2 US President Gerald Ford signs Employee Retirement Income Security Act

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • Sep 3 Giants John Montefusco makes his major league debut

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Sep 3 NBA guard Oscar Robertson retires

NBA Player Oscar Robertson
NBA Player
Oscar Robertson
  • Sep 3 US & German Democratic Republic establish diplomatic relations
  • Sep 6 Saudi Arabia increases its oil buy-back price from 93 percent to 94.9 percent of posted price
  • Sep 7 "Irene" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 605 performances
  • Sep 7 Shirley Cothran (Texas), 21, crowned 47th Miss America 1975
  • Sep 8 Ian Thompson wins marathon (2:13:18.8)
  • Sep 8 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 8 US President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon of all federal crimes

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 8 94th Men's U.S. Open: Jimmy Connors beats Ken Rosewall (6-1, 6-0, 6-1)

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 8 94th Women's U.S. Open: Billie Jean King beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley (3-6, 6-3, 7-5)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • Sep 10 Lou Brock ties (104) & then sets (105) baseball stolen base mark
  • Sep 10 Portugal recognizes independence of Rep of Guinea-Bissau
  • Sep 10 Teuvo Louhivouri sets cycling distance record of 515.8 mi in 24 hrs
  • Sep 10 Controversial TV drama "Born Innocent" premieres on US NBC tv, starring Linda Blair as an abused teen in a juvenile detention home
  • Sep 11 Cards beat Mets, 4-3, in 25 (7h4m), record 202 plate appearances, Félix Millán & John Milner come to bat 12 times each
  • Sep 12 Coup overthrows Emperor Haile Selassie in Ethiopia (National Day)
  • Sep 12 Jeff "Skunk" Baxter joins Doobie Brothers
  • Sep 13 -17] 3 Japanese kidnap French ambassador in Hague
  • Sep 13 1st broadcast of "The Rockford Files" on NBC-TV
  • Sep 13 Phillies set NL record, using 27 players in a game, St Louis uses 24, tying record of 51. Phils win 7-3 in 17
  • Sep 13 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 13 OPEC instructs its Secretary General to "carry out a study of supply and demand in relation to possible production controls"
  • Sep 14 Charles Kowal discovers Leda, 13th satellite of Jupiter
  • Sep 15 Market Square Arena in Indianapolis opens
  • Sep 15 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Charity Golf Classic
  • Sep 15 Air Vietnam flight 727 is hijacked, then crashes while attempting to land with 75 on board.
  • Sep 16 BART begins regular transbay service

Music releaseMusic Recording

Sep 16 Bob Dylan records Blood on the Tracks

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • Sep 16 US President Gerald Ford announces conditional amnesty for US Vietnam War deserters
  • Sep 16 US General Haig becomes NATO supreme commander in Europe
  • Sep 17 Courageous (US) beats Southern Cross (Aust) in 23rd America's Cup
  • Sep 18 Hurricane Fifi strikes Honduras with 110 mph winds, 5,000 die
  • Sep 19 -20] Hurricane Fifi hits coast of Honduras; about 5,000 die

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Sep 19 The KGB begin a large-scale operation to discredit Russian novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and cut his communications with Soviet dissidents

Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Writer and Nobel Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • Sep 21 US Mariner 10 makes 2nd fly-by of Mercury
  • Sep 23 "Gypsy" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 120 performances
  • Sep 23 BBC Ceefax begins 1st teletext service
  • Sep 24 Al Kaline, Detroit Tiger, is 12th to get 3,000 hits
  • Sep 24 Clarence Jones of Kintetsu Buffaloes hits his 38th HR, 1st American to win a Japanese HR title
  • Sep 25 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 25 Scientists first report that freon gases from aerosol sprays are destroying the ozone layer
  • Sep 26 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 27 -10/26] Rome: 4th bishop synod
  • Sep 27 Australian National Gallery buys W de Kooning's "Woman V" for $850,000
  • Sep 28 "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing" by Aretha Franklin peaks at #47
  • Sep 28 "I'm A Ramblin' Man" by Waylon Jennings peaks at #75
  • Sep 28 "Live It Up Part 1" by Isley Brothers peaks at #52

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Sep 28 "Papa Don't Take No Mess Part 1" by James Brown peaks at #31

Singer James Brown
Singer
James Brown
  • Sep 28 "Rock Me Gently" by Andy Kim peaks at #1
  • Sep 28 "Surfin' USA" by Beach Boys reenters chart & peaks at #36

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Sep 28 US 1st Lady Betty Ford undergoes a radical mastectomy

US First Lady Betty Ford
US First Lady
Betty Ford

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Sep 28 California Angel Nolan Ryan 3rd no-hitter beats Minn Twin, 4-0

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Sep 28 John Lennon appears as guest DJ on WNEW-FM (NYC)
  • Sep 28 Mick Ronson joins Mott the Hoople
  • Sep 29 4th NYC Women's Marathon won by Katherine Switzer in 3:07:29
  • Sep 29 5th NYC Marathon won by Norbert Sander in 2:26:30
  • Sep 29 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic
  • Sep 30 General Francisco da Costa Gomesz succeeds General António de Spínola as President of Portugal

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Jason Taylor, American football player
  • Sep 1 Jhonen Vasquez, American comic book artist
  • Sep 2 Jason Lawson, NBA center (Orlando Magic)
  • Sep 2 Karina Wieland, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • Sep 2 Daniel Southworth, American actor and stunt performer
  • Sep 3 Rebecca Bailey, cyclist (Olympics-96), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Sep 3 Sergei Yerkovich, hockey defenseman (Team Belarus 1998)
  • Sep 3 Clare Kramer, American actress
  • Sep 4 Jean Lavertue, weightlifter (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Sep 4 Nona Gaye, daughter of Marvin Gaye/singer
  • Sep 4 Carmit Bachar, American musician (Pussycat Dolls)
  • Sep 4 Lincoln Roberts, West Indian cricketer
  • Sep 5 Rawl Lewis, West Indian cricketer
  • Sep 6 Justin Whalin, actor (Jimmy-Lois & Clark, Charles in Charge), born in San Francisco, California
  • Sep 6 Tim Henman, English tennis player
  • Sep 6 Nina Persson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans)
  • Sep 7 Antonio McDyess, NBA forward (Phoenix Suns)
  • Sep 7 Mario Frick, Liechtensteiner footballer
  • Sep 8 Braulio Luna, Mexican footballer
  • Sep 8 Tanaz Eshaghian, Iranian-born American documentarian
  • Sep 9 Jennie Kwan, actress (Samantha Woo-California Dreams), born in Glendale, California
  • Sep 9 Leah O'Brien, Garden Grove California, softball infielder (Olympic-gold-96)
  • Sep 9 Mathias Färm, Swedish guitarist (Millencolin)
  • Sep 9 Vikram Batra, Officer of the Indian Army
  • Sep 9 Ana Carolina, Brazilian singer, composer and musician
  • Sep 10 Ben Wallace, NBA forward (Wash Wizards)
  • Sep 10 Jill Chartier, Miss Oregon USA (1996)
  • Sep 10 Sandra Cacic, tennis star, born in Joliet, Illinois
  • Sep 10 Ryan Phillippe, American actor
  • Sep 11 Lucian Sahetapy, soccer player (FC Groningen)
  • Sep 12 Nuno Valente, Portuguese footballer
  • Sep 12 Caroline Aigle, First female French fighter pilot (d. 2007)
  • Sep 12 Jennifer Nettles, American country singer, part of Sugarland
  • Sep 13 Travis Knight, NBA center (Boston Celtics)
  • Sep 13 Keith Murray, American rapper
  • Sep 14 Hicham El Guerrouj, Moroccan athlete
  • Sep 15 Jamie Stevens, German singer
  • Sep 16 Justin Whalin, actor (Jimmy Olsen-Lois & Clark), born in San Francisco, California
  • Sep 17 Bas Leferink, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
  • Sep 17 Jason Hewitt, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics-1996)
  • Sep 17 Rasheed Wallace, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers)
  • Sep 17 Tormod Granheim, Norwegian adventurer
  • Sep 17 Mirah, American musician
  • Sep 18 Sol Campbell, English footballer
  • Sep 18 Ticha Penicheiro, Portuguese basketball player
  • Sep 18 Xzibit, American rapper
  • Sep 19 Victoria Silverstedt, Skelleftehamn, Västerbottens län, Swedish model (1997 Playmate of the Year)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 19 Jimmy Fallon, American actor and comedian, born in New York City, New York

Comedian and TV Host Jimmy Fallon
Comedian and TV Host
Jimmy Fallon
  • Sep 20 Michael Waddington, American defense lawyer
  • Sep 21 Taral Hicks, American musician
  • Sep 21 Andy Todd, English footballer
  • Sep 22 Gary Trent, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers)
  • Sep 22 Yoo Chae-yeong, South Korean singer and actress
  • Sep 23 Doris Glenn Easterly, diver (Olympics-96), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Sep 23 Matt Hardy, American professional wrestler
  • Sep 23 Harumi Inoue, Japanese actress and model
  • Sep 24 Kiwane Garris, NBA guard (Denver Nuggets)
  • Sep 24 Matt McKeon, Florissant MO, soccer midfielder (Olympics-gold-96)
  • Sep 25 Daniel Kessler, American musician (Interpol)
  • Sep 26 Alison Davies, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • Sep 26 Gary Hall Jr, US, 50m/100m/400m free relay (Oly-gold/2 silver-96)
  • Sep 26 Katie Kauffman, West Lawn Pa, field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96)
  • Sep 26 Martin Muursepp, NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks)
  • Sep 26 Boris Cepeda, German-Ecuadorian pianist and diplomat
  • Sep 27 Edward Thomas, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Sep 27 Lina Gaviria, Miss Universe-Colombia (1996)
  • Sep 28 Joonas Kolkka, Finnish footballer
  • Sep 28 Mariya Kiselyova, Russian swimmer
  • Sep 28 John Light, English actor
  • Sep 29 Danielle DuClos, actress (Midnight Run, Zits)
  • Sep 29 Brian Ash, American film producer
  • Sep 30 Jeremy Giambi, American baseball player

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 14 Singer-composer Quincy Jones Jr (41) weds actress Peggy Lipton (28) in Los Angeles, California

Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Sep 13 Singer-composer Quincy Jones Jr (28) divorces actress Ulla Andersson (41) after 5 years of marriage

Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 3 Harry Partch, American composer (b. 1901)
  • Sep 4 Creighton W Abrams, US general/army staff chief (Vietnam), dies at 59
  • Sep 4 Marcel Achard, French dramatist (La forges the Paris), dies at 75
  • Sep 4 Lewi Pethrus, Swedish politician (b. 1884)
  • Sep 6 Olga Baclanova, actress (Freaks, Docks of NY), dies at 75
  • Sep 6 Otto Kruger, actor (Lux Video Theater), dies on 89th birthday
  • Sep 8 Robert Cox, last surviving member of Keystone Kops, dies at 79
  • Sep 9 Sultan Ismail Hajibeyov, composer, dies at 55
  • Sep 11 Víctor Olea Alegría, Chilean Socialist Party member
  • Sep 14 Barbara Jo Allen, actress (Girl Rush, Melody Ranch), dies at 66
  • Sep 14 Pieter Y Adriani, Dutch tax lawyer, dies at 95
  • Sep 14 Vera Vague, [Barbara Jo Allen], actress (Follow the Leader), dies at 70
  • Sep 14 Warren Hull, actor (Strike it Rich, Who in the World), dies at 71
  • Sep 18 Edna Best, actress (Key, Calendar, Escape), dies at 74
  • Sep 19 Eve March, actress (Adam's Rib, Danny Boy), dies at 63
  • Sep 20 Carlyle Blackwell Jr, entertainer, dies at 61
  • Sep 20 Robert Herberigs, Flemish composer (La Chanson d'Eve), dies at 88

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 21 Jacqueline Susann, author (Valley of the Dolls), dies of cancer at 53

  • Sep 21 Walter Brennan, American actor (Real McCoys, At Gun Point), dies at 80
  • Sep 23 Cliff Arquette, American comedian (Charlie Weaver), dies at 68
  • Sep 23 Gerhard Nebel, German writer, dies at 70
  • Sep 23 Robbie Mcintosh, drummer (Average White Band), overdoses at 24

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Sep 25 Coco the Clown, [Nikolai Poliakoff], dies at 73

Famous Clown Coco the Clown
Famous Clown
Coco the Clown
  • Sep 25 William Sloane, publisher/writer ("Edge of Running Water"), dies
  • Sep 27 Silvio Frondizi, Argentine lawyer, assassinated by the Triple A(b. 1907)
  • Sep 28 Raymond Largay, actor (April in Paris, Variety Girl), dies at 88
  • Sep 29 John Smallenbroek, Dutch Internal minister, dies at 72
  • Sep 30 Carlos Prats, Chilean Constitutionalist General, assassinated in the frame of Operation Condor