Today in History for September 1974

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 66 of 66

1st - Dutch law against pirate radio goes into effect
1st - Jane Blalock/Sue Roberts wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open
1st - Train accident at Zagreb Yugoslavia, 121 killed
1st - The SR-71 Blackbird sets (and holds) the record for flying from New York to London: 1 hour 54 minutes and 56.4 seconds.
2nd - Jerry Lewis' 9th Muscular Dystrophy telethon
2nd - US President Gerald Ford signs Employee Retirement Income Security Act
3rd - Giants John Montefusco makes his major league debut
3rd - NBA guard Oscar Robertson retires
3rd - US & German Democratic Republic establish diplomatic relations
6th - Saudi Arabia increases its oil buy-back price from 93 percent to 94.9 percent of posted price
7th - "Irene" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 605 performances
7th - Shirley Cothran (Texas), 21, crowned 47th Miss America 1975
8th - Ian Thompson wins marathon (2:13:18.8)
8th - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
8th - US President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon of all federal crimes
Tennis Legend Jimmy ConnorsTennis Legend Jimmy Connors 8th - 94th Men's U.S. Open: Jimmy Connors beats Ken Rosewall (6-1, 6-0, 6-1)
8th - 94th Women's U.S. Open: Billie Jean King beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley (3-6, 6-3, 7-5)
10th - Lou Brock ties (104) & then sets (105) baseball stolen base mark
10th - NY Dolls disband
10th - Portugal recognizes independence of Rep of Guinea-Bissau
10th - Teuvo Louhivouri sets cycling distance record of 515.8 mi in 24 hrs
10th - Controversial TV drama "Born Innocent" premieres on US NBC tv, starring Linda Blair as an abused teen in a juvenile detention home
11th - Cards beat Mets, 4-3, in 25 (7h4m), record 202 plate appearances, Félix Millán & John Milner come to bat 12 times each
12th - Coup overthrows Emperor Haile Selassie in Ethiopia (National Day)
12th - Jeff "Skunk" Baxter joins Doobie Brothers
Tennis Legend Billie Jean KingTennis Legend Billie Jean King 13th - -17] 3 Japanese kidnap French ambassador in Hague
13th - 1st broadcast of "The Rockford Files" on NBC-TV
13th - Phillies set NL record, using 27 players in a game, St Louis uses 24, tying record of 51. Phils win 7-3 in 17
13th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
13th - OPEC instructs its Secretary General to "carry out a study of supply and demand in relation to possible production controls"
14th - Charles Kowal discovers Leda, 13th satellite of Jupiter
15th - Market Square Arena in Indianapolis opens
15th - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Charity Golf Classic
15th - Air Vietnam flight 727 is hijacked, then crashes while attempting to land with 75 on board.
16th - BART begins regular transbay service
16th - Bob Dylan records Blood on the Tracks
Singer-Songwriter Bob DylanSinger-Songwriter Bob Dylan 16th - Pres Ford announces conditional amnesty for US Vietnam War deserters
16th - US General Haig becomes NATO supreme commander in Europe
17th - Courageous (US) beats Southern Cross (Aust) in 23rd America's Cup
18th - Hurricane Fifi strikes Honduras with 110 mph winds, 5,000 die
19th - -20] Hurricane Fifi hits coast of Honduras; about 5,000 die
19th - The KGB begin a large-scale operation to discredit Russian novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and cut his communications with Soviet dissidents
21st - US Mariner 10 makes 2nd fly-by of Mercury
23rd - "Gypsy" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 120 performances
23rd - BBC Ceefax begins 1st teletext service
24th - Al Kaline, Detroit Tiger, is 12th to get 3,000 hits
24th - Clarence Jones of Kintetsu Buffaloes hits his 38th HR, 1st American to win a Japanese HR title
Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr SolzhenitsynWriter and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn 25th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
25th - Scientists first report that freon gases from aerosol sprays are destroying the ozone layer
26th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
27th - -10/26] Rome: 4th bishop synod
27th - Austr National Gallery buys W de Kooning's "Woman V" for $850,000
28th - "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing" by Aretha Franklin peaks at #47
28th - "I'm A Ramblin' Man" by Waylon Jennings peaks at #75
28th - "Live It Up Part 1" by Isley Brothers peaks at #52
28th - "Papa Don't Take No Mess Part 1" by James Brown peaks at #31
28th - "Rock Me Gently" by Andy Kim peaks at #1
28th - "Surfin' USA" by Beach Boys reenters chart & peaks at #36
28th - US 1st Lady Betty Ford undergoes a radical mastectomy
28th - California Angel Nolan Ryan 3rd no-hitter beats Minn Twin, 4-0
MLB Pitching Legend Nolan RyanMLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan 28th - John Lennon appears as guest DJ on WNEW-FM (NYC)
28th - Mick Ronson joins Mott the Hoople
29th - 4th NYC Women's Marathon won by Katherine Switzer in 3:07:29
29th - 5th NYC Marathon won by Norbert Sander in 2:26:30
29th - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic
30th - Gen Francesco da Costa Gomez succeeds Gen Spinola as pres of Portugal

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 72 of 72

1st - Jason Taylor, American football player
1st - Jhonen Vasquez, American comic book artist
2nd - Jason Lawson, NBA center (Orlando Magic)
2nd - Karina Wieland, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
2nd - Daniel Southworth, American actor and stunt performer
3rd - Rebecca Bailey, Christchurch NZ, cyclist (Olympics-96)
3rd - Sergei Yerkovich, hockey defenseman (Team Belarus 1998)
3rd - Clare Kramer, American actress
4th - Jean Lavertue, weightlifter (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec
4th - Nona Gaye, daughter of Marvin Gaye/singer
4th - Carmit Bachar, American musician (Pussycat Dolls)
4th - Lincoln Roberts, West Indian cricketer
5th - Rawl Lewis, West Indian cricketer
6th - Justin Whalin, actor (Jimmy-Lois & Clark, Charles in Charge), born in San Franciso, California
6th - Tim Henman, English tennis player
6th - Nina Persson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans)
7th - Antonio McDyess, NBA forward (Phoenix Suns)
7th - Mario Frick, Liechtensteiner footballer
8th - Braulio Luna, Mexican footballer
8th - Tanaz Eshaghian, Iranian-born American documentarian
9th - Jennie Kwan, Glendale California, actress (Samantha Woo-California Dreams)
9th - Leah O'Brien, Garden Grove California, softball infielder (Olympic-gold-96)
9th - Mathias Färm, Swedish guitarist (Millencolin)
9th - Vikram Batra, Officer of the Indian Army
9th - Ana Carolina, Brazilian singer, composer and musician
10th - Ben Wallace, NBA forward (Wash Wizards)
10th - Jill Chartier, Miss Oregon USA (1996)
10th - Sandra Cacic, Joliet Ill, tennis star
10th - Ryan Phillippe, American actor
11th - Lucian Sahetapy, soccer player (FC Groningen)
12th - Nuno Valente, Portuguese footballer
12th - Caroline Aigle, First female French fighter pilot (d. 2007)
12th - Jennifer Nettles, American country singer, part of Sugarland
13th - Travis Knight, NBA center (Boston Celtics)
13th - Keith Murray, American rapper
14th - Hicham El Guerrouj, Moroccan athlete
15th - Jamie Stevens, German singer
16th - Justin Whalin, actor (Jimmy Olsen-Lois & Clark), born in San Franciso, California
17th - Bas Leferink, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
17th - Jason Hewitt, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics-1996)
17th - Rasheed Wallace, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers)
17th - Tormod Granheim, Norwegian adventurer
17th - Mirah, American musician
18th - Sol Campbell, English footballer
18th - Ticha Penicheiro, Portuguese basketball player
18th - Xzibit, American rapper
19th - Victoria Silverstedt, Skelleftehamn, Västerbottens län, Swedish model (1997 Playmate of the Year)
Comedian and TV Host Jimmy FallonComedian and TV Host Jimmy Fallon (19th) 19th - Jimmy Fallon, American actor and comedian, born in New York City, New York
20th - Michael Waddington, American defense lawyer
21st - Taral Hicks, American musician
21st - Andy Todd, English footballer
22nd - Gary Trent, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers)
22nd - Yoo Chae-yeong, South Korean singer and actress
23rd - Doris Glenn Easterly, Richmond Va, diver (Olympics-96)
23rd - Matt Hardy, American professional wrestler
23rd - Harumi Inoue, Japanese actress and model
24th - Kiwane Garris, NBA guard (Denver Nuggets)
24th - Matt McKeon, Florissant MO, soccer midfielder (Olympics-gold-96)
25th - Daniel Kessler, American musician (Interpol)
26th - Alison Davies, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
26th - Gary Hall Jr, US, 50m/100m/400m free relay (Oly-gold/2 silver-96)
26th - Katie Kauffman, West Lawn Pa, field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96)
26th - Martin Muursepp, NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks)
26th - Boris Cepeda, German-Ecuadorian pianist and diplomat
27th - Edward Thomas, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
27th - Lina Gaviria, Miss Universe-Colombia (1996)
28th - Joonas Kolkka, Finnish footballer
28th - Mariya Kiselyova, Russian swimmer
28th - John Light, English actor
29th - Danielle DuClos, actress (Midnight Run, Zits)
29th - Brian Ash, American film producer
30th - Jeremy Giambi, American baseball player

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

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

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

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

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 28 of 28

3rd - Harry Partch, American composer (b. 1901)
4th - Creighton W Abrams, US general/army staff chief (Vietnam), dies at 59
4th - Marcel Achard, French dramatist (La forges the Paris), dies at 75
4th - Lewi Pethrus, Swedish politician (b. 1884)
6th - Olga Baclanova, actress (Freaks, Docks of NY), dies at 75
6th - Otto Kruger, actor (Lux Video Theater), dies on 89th birthday
8th - Robert Cox, last surviving member of Keystone Kops, dies at 79
9th - Sultan Ismail Hajibeyov, composer, dies at 55
11th - Víctor Olea Alegría, Chilean Socialist Party member
14th - Barbara Jo Allen, actress (Girl Rush, Melody Ranch), dies at 66
14th - Pieter Y Adriani, Dutch tax lawyer, dies at 95
14th - Vera Vague, [Barbara Jo Allen], actress (Follow the Leader), dies at 70
14th - Warren Hull, actor (Strike it Rich, Who in the World), dies at 71
18th - Edna Best, actress (Key, Calendar, Escape), dies at 74
19th - Eve March, actress (Adam's Rib, Danny Boy), dies at 63
20th - Carlyle Blackwell Jr, entertainer, dies at 61
20th - Robert Herberigs, Flemish composer (La Chanson d'Eve), dies at 88
Author Jacqueline SusannAuthor Jacqueline Susann (21st) 21st - Jacqueline Susann, author (Valley of the Dolls), dies of cancer at 53
21st - Walter Brennan, American actor (Real McCoys, At Gun Point), dies at 80
23rd - Cliff Arquette, comedian (Charlie Weaver), dies at 68
23rd - Gerhard Nebel, writer, dies at 70
23rd - Robbie Mcintosh, drummer (Average White Band), overdoses at 24
25th - Coco the Clown, [Nikolai Poliakoff], dies at 73
25th - William Sloane, publisher/writer ("Edge of Running Water"), dies
27th - Silvio Frondizi, Argentine lawyer, assassinated by the Triple A(b. 1907)
28th - Raymond Largay, actor (April in Paris, Variety Girl), dies at 88
29th - John Smallenbroek, Dutch Internal minister, dies at 72
30th - Carlos Prats, Chilean Constitutionalist General, assassinated in the frame of Operation Condor

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