What Happened in 1974 (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 700

  • Aug 1 China's People's Liberation Army Navy, put into service ChangZheng 1, their first nuclear-powered submarine
  • Aug 3 "Little Night Music" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 601 performances
  • Aug 3 "Words & Music" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 127 performances
  • Aug 3 Guitarist Jeff Baxter quits Steely Dan & joins Doobie Brothers
  • Aug 4 Crawford-Butler Act allows Puerto Ricans to elect own governor
  • Aug 4 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
  • Aug 5 Joan Jett forms her rock group Runaways

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 5 US President Richard Nixon admits he withheld information about Watergate break-in

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Aug 6 6th time Phils get just 1 assist in game; no other team did it twice
  • Aug 6 Explosion & fire destory Great Northern RR yard in Wenatchee, Wash
  • Aug 7 Philippe Petit walks tightrope strung between twin towers
  • Aug 8 US President Richard Nixon announces he'll resign his office 12PM Aug 9
  • Aug 9 Richard Nixon resigns US presidency, VP Gerald Ford swears oath of office to become 38th US president
  • Aug 10 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Colgate-European American Golf Open
  • Aug 11 56th PGA Championship: Lee Trevino shoots a 276 at Tanglewood NC
  • Aug 11 Coup in East-Timor under UDT
  • Aug 11 Head-on collision between two buses kills 21 (Ankara, Turkey)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 12 Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 & walks only 2 as Angels top Red Sox, 4-2

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Aug 12 Yankees Mickey Mantle & Whitey Ford become 1st team mates inducted to hall of fame on same day

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • Aug 14 Congress authorizes US citizens to own gold
  • Aug 14 Turkish army attacks Nicosia Cyprus
  • Aug 14 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 14 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Aug 15 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Aug 15 Hurricane/floods ravage Bangladesh, 4,000 killed
  • Aug 15 Longest team (6) trampoline bouncing marathon (1,248 hours or 52 days)
  • Aug 15 South Korean President Park Chung-Hee escapes assassination
  • Aug 16 Ramones concert debut (NYC's CBGBs)
  • Aug 18 Joanne Carner wins LPGA St Paul Keller Golf Open
  • Aug 20 Brooklyn pitcher Dan Bankhead is 1st black to homer in his 1st at bat
  • Aug 20 Nelson Rockefeller selected US Vice President by President Ford
  • Aug 20 Nolan Ryan pitch measured at record 161.6 kph (100.4 mph)
  • Aug 23 John Lennon reports seeing a UFO in NYC
  • Aug 23 Zaheer Abbas scores 240 Pakistan v England at The Cricket Oval
  • Aug 24 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
  • Aug 25 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Aug 25 LA Aztecs defeat Miami Toros to win NASL cup
  • Aug 26 Guinee-Bissau becomes independent of Portugal
  • Aug 26 Soyuz 15 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 3
  • Aug 27 NY Met Benny Ayala hits a HR in his 1st at bat
  • Aug 28 Soyuz 15 returns to Earth
  • Aug 29 USSR performs underground nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Aug 30 Express train runs at full speed into Zagreb, Yugoslavia, rail yard killing 153
  • Aug 30 Launching of 1st Dutch satellite, ANS, from Vandenberg
  • Aug 30 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 31 Pirate Radio Veronica moves into Scheveningen harbor
  • 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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 2 Jerry Lewis' 9th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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
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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 1,061

  • May 1 Vladimir Zavyalov, hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Olympics-1998)
  • May 2 Miles Joseph, American soccer forward (Olympics-gold-96), born in West Springfield, Massachusetts
  • May 2 Garðar Thór Cortes, Icelandic tenor
  • May 2 Andy Johnson, Welsh footballer
  • May 3 Princess Haya bint Hussein of Jordan
  • May 4 Miguel Cairo, Venezuelan baseball player
  • May 5 Seiji Ara, Japanese racing driver
  • May 7 Scott Whittaker, center/tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • May 7 Breckin Meyer, American actor
  • May 7 Ian Pearce, English footballer
  • May 8 Calvin Branch, cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
  • May 8 Colin Daynes, Windsor Ontario, 68 kg Greco Roman wrestler (Olympic-96)
  • May 8 Korey Stringer, NFL tackle (Minnesota Vikings)
  • May 8 Jon Tickle, English entertainer
  • May 9 Shin Yahata, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • May 9 Stephane Yelle, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • May 10 Grant Williams, NFL tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
  • May 10 Janet Reasons, Port Orchard Washington, Miss America-Washington (1997)
  • May 10 Sylvain Wiltord, French footballer
  • May 11 Roger Juffing, soccer player (Fortuna Sittard
  • May 11 Stanley Gene, Papua New Guinean rugby league footballer
  • May 11 Billy Kidman, American professional wrestler
  • May 11 Benoît Magimel, French actor
  • May 11 Darren Ward, Welsh footballer
  • May 12 Anna Ozolins, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • May 12 Tiffany Stoker, Clovis California, Miss America (California-4th-1996)
  • May 13 Albert Connell, wide receiver (Washington Redskins)
  • May 13 Lisa Jacob, 800m freestyle relay (Olympics-96)
  • May 13 Brian Geraghty, American actor
  • May 13 Tim McMahon, American hardcore singer (Mouthpiece, Hands Tied, Triple Threat)
  • May 14 Ken Belanger, Sault-ste-marie Ca, NHL left wing (NY Islanders)
  • May 14 Keram Malichi-Sanchez, actor (No Contest, Catwalk, Boulevard)
  • May 14 Jennifer Allan, American model
  • May 15 A J Hinch, Wavely IA, baseball catcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • May 15 Addilson dos Santos, soccer player (Sparta)
  • May 15 Ahmet Rodan Zappa, son of Frank/rocker (Z, 2 Hip 4 TV)
  • May 15 Shiney Ahuja, Indian actor
  • May 16 Conal Groom, Northford Conn, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • May 16 Keith Thibodeaux, cornerback (Washington Redskins)
  • May 16 Laura Pausini, Italian pop singer
  • May 16 Sonny Sandoval, American singer (P.O.D.)
  • May 17 Marcia Turner, Miss America (Mass-Top 10-1996), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • May 17 Wiki González, Venezuelan baseball player
  • May 17 Sendhil Ramamurthy, American actor
  • May 18 Nelson Figueroa, American baseball player
  • May 19 Andrew Johns, Australian rugby league footballer
  • May 20 Brandon Jessie, tight end (NY Giants)
  • May 21 Fairuza Balk (The Craft, Gas Food Lodging)
  • May 21 Havoc, American rapper (Mobb Deep)
  • May 22 Greg Jones, linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • May 22 Sean Gunn, American actor
  • May 22 A. J. Langer, American actress
  • May 23 Duane Clemons, linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 23 Jewel Kilcher, American singer-songwriter (Pieces of You), born in Payson, Utah

Singer-Songwriter Jewel Kilcher
Jewel Kilcher
  • May 23 Kimber West, playmate (Feb 1997), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 23 Ken Jennings, American game show contestant, born in Edmonds, Washington

74 Time Jeopardy Champion Ken Jennings
74 Time Jeopardy Champion
Ken Jennings
  • May 23 Matt Hindle, Canadian bobsledder
  • May 23 Mónica Naranjo, Spanish singer
  • May 24 Ace Custis, NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks)
  • May 24 Marcus Coleman, free safety (NY Jets)
  • May 24 Maria Alejandra Vento, Venezuelan tennis star (1995 Futures-Braz), born in Caracas
  • May 24 Natalie Neaton, soccer forward (Olympics-96), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • May 24 Will Sasso, Canadian actor and comedian
  • May 24 Masahide Kobayashi, Japanese baseball player
  • May 25 Dennis Stallings, linebacker (Tennessee Oilers)
  • May 25 Frank Klepacki, American musician
  • May 26 Lars Frölander, Swedish swimmer
  • May 27 Danny Wuerffel, NFL quarterback (New Orleans Saints)
  • May 28 Alicia Minshew, American actress
  • May 29 Barbara Mulej, Kranj Slovenia, tennis star (1992 Futures Germ)
  • May 29 Kenny Bynum, running back (San Diego Chargers)
  • May 29 Robyn Petroskey, Minneapolis Minn, figure skater (1996 Midwest champ)
  • May 29 Myf Warhurst, Australian radio presenter on Triple J and TV personality on Spicks and Specks
  • May 29 Marc Gené, Spanish Formula One driver
  • May 30 David Wilkie, Ellensburg, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens)
  • May 30 Konstantinos Chalkias, Greek footballer
  • May 30 Cee-Lo, American musician
  • May 30 Big L, American rapper (d. 1999)
  • May 31 Bindi Mansfield, Mooerbank NSW Australia, diver (Olympics-96)
  • May 31 Jim Carey, Dorchester MA, NHL goalie (Washington Capitals)
  • May 31 Steve Martin, defensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
  • May 31 Chad Campbell, American golfer
  • May 31 Adrian Tomine, American cartoonist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Singer Kelly Jones
Kelly Jones
  • Jun 3 Arianne Zuker, American actress
  • Jun 4 Darin Erstad, outfielder (California Angels)
  • Jun 4 James Miller, Australian pole vaulter (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 4 Johnny Taylor, NBA forward (Orlando Magic)
  • Jun 4 Lyndsay Kahler, Orange California, Miss America-California (1997)
  • Jun 4 Andrew Gwynne, British politician
  • Jun 4 Stefan Lessard, American musician
  • Jun 5 Chad Allen [Lazzari], American actor (David-Our House, St Elsewhere), born in Cerritos, California

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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