What Happened in 1974 (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 700

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Singer James Brown
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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

US First Lady Betty Ford
US First Lady
Betty Ford

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • Oct 1 Watergate cover-up trial opens in Wash DC
  • Oct 1 "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" horror film premieres in director Tobe Hooper's hometown, Austin, Texas in the US
  • Oct 1 "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" horror film directed by Tobe Hooper is 1st released in the US

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 2 Hank Aaron's 733rd career HR on his last NL at bat

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 3 Ted Bundy victim Nancy Wilcox disappears in Salt Lake City, Utah

Serial Killer Ted Bundy
Serial Killer
Ted Bundy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 3 Pele retires as soccer player

Brazilian Football Legend Pele
Brazilian Football Legend
  • Oct 3 Watergate crinimal trial begins

Music releaseAlbum Release

Oct 4 John Lennon releases "Walls & Bridges" album

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Oct 5 Guildford pub bombing by the IRA leaves 5 dead and 65 injured.
  • Oct 6 "Mack & Mabel" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 66 performances
  • Oct 6 Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA Sacramento Union Ladies Golf Classic
  • Oct 6 25th Formula One WDC: Emerson Fittipaldi wins by three points
  • Oct 7 German Democratic Republic amends constitution
  • Oct 8 Franklin National Bank collapses due to fraud and mismanagement; at the time it was the largest bank failure in the history of the United States.
  • Oct 9 Frank Robinson became 1st Black baseball manager (Cleve Indians)
  • Oct 9 Race riot in Boston due to "bussing"
  • Oct 9 Washington Capitals 1st NHL game, losing 6-3 to NY Rangers at Madison Square Garden Wash Caps begin a 37 game road losing streak
  • Oct 9 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 1
  • Oct 9 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Baltimore Orioles, 3 games to 1
  • Oct 10 A's Mike Andrews files $25 million lawsuit against Charlie Finley
  • Oct 10 Canadian John Hathaway begins 2-yr ride of 50,600 miles
  • Oct 10 Labour Party led by Harold Wilson wins UK general election
  • Oct 10 US Gen George Brown's speech deplores Jewish influence in US over his treatment during the 1973 World Series
  • Oct 10 The Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) and its political wing the Irish Republican Socialist Party (IRSP)founded at the Spa Hotel in the village of Lucan near Dublin
  • Oct 11 A's Catfish Hunter charge owner Charlie Finley with breach of contract
  • Oct 12 1st time Wash Caps are shutout as they are beat 6-0 by Minnesota
  • Oct 14 8th Country Music Association Award: Charlie Rich
  • Oct 15 National Guard mobilizes to restore order in Boston school busing
  • Oct 15 Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Paul J Flory (macro molecules)
  • Oct 15 Washington Capitals 1st NHL tie, playing LA Kings to 1-1 tie
  • Oct 16 As' Ken Holtzman, who hasn't batted all season, belts 3rd inning home run in Game 4 & gets the win, 5-2
  • Oct 17 "Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope" closes at Playhouse NYC after 1065 per
  • Oct 17 NBA New Orleans Jazz begin a 28 game road losing streak
  • Oct 17 Washington Capitals 1st NHL home victory, beating Chicago 4-3
  • Oct 17 Oakland A's beat LA Dodgers, 4 games to 1 in 71st World Series makes A's only team other than Yanks to win 3 straight series
  • Oct 18 1st NBA game at Market Square Arena - Pacers beat Spurs 129-121
  • Oct 18 Andre van de Louw appointed Mayor of Rotterdam
  • Oct 18 Wings (Country Hams) release "Walking in the Park with Eloise"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 18 Chicago Bull Nate Thurmond becomes 1st in NBA to complete a quadruple double-22 pts, 14 rebounds, 13 assists & 12 blocks

NBA Forward Nate Thurmond
NBA Forward
Nate Thurmond
  • Oct 19 Det Red Wing Mickey Redmond scores 1st hat trick against Wash Caps
  • Oct 19 Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers in Portland (next win 6-1-90)
  • Oct 19 Niue becomes self-govering, in association with New Zealand
  • Oct 20 1st broadcast of "Derrick" on ZDF
  • Oct 20 Bard's presentation of "Richard III" opens at Lincoln Center NYC
  • Oct 21 1st Islander shut-out opponent-Billy Smith 5-0 vs Caps
  • Oct 21 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Cubic Corp Golf Classic
  • Oct 22 Yanks trade Bobby Murcer to Giants for Bobby Bonds
  • Oct 23 Cubs trade Billy Williams to A's for Manny Trillo, Knowles & Locker
  • Oct 23 Lake Isaac in Cleveland Metroparks' Big Creek Reservation dedicated
  • Oct 24 Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (Texas Rangers)
  • Oct 25 US Air Force fires 1st ICBM
  • Oct 25 Dmitri Shostakovitch' 15th String Quartet premieres in Leningrad
  • Oct 25 Wings release "Junior's Farm"
  • Oct 26 Cleveland Coliseum opens for NBA's Cavaliers & MISL's Crunch
  • Oct 27 Chantal Langlace runs female world record marathon (2:46:24)
  • Oct 28 1st time 2 Islanders hat trick in same game-MacMillian & Westfall
  • Oct 28 Luna 23 launched (landing on Moon)
  • Oct 28 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 29 Law bans discrimination of sex or marital status in credit application
  • Oct 30 California Angel Nolan Ryan throws fastest recorded pitch (100.9 MPH)
  • Oct 30 Catfish Hunter is named AL Cy Young Award

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Oct 30 Muhammad Ali KOs George Foreman in 8th round in Kinshasa Zaire ('The Rumble in the Jungle')

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Oct 30 "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" horror film premieres in Los Angeles
  • Oct 31 Ted Bundy victim Laura Aime disappears in Utah
  • Oct 31 Dutch Marines end hostage crisis in Scheveningen prison
  • Nov 1 Fire kills 189 in less than 25 min (Sao Paulo Brazil)
  • Nov 1 UN affirms independence of Cyprus
  • Nov 2 Braves trade Hank Aaron to Milwaukee Brewers for OF Dave May
  • Nov 2 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Nov 2 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.
  • Nov 3 "Lorelei" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 320 performances
  • Nov 3 Chako Higuchi wins Japan LPGA Golf Classic
  • Nov 5 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes Michelangelo songs
  • Nov 5 Ella Grasso (Ct) elected first woman US governor not related to previous governor
  • Nov 5 Walter E Washington, becomes first elected mayor of Wash DC
  • Nov 6 Dodger Mike Marshall is 1st relief pitcher to win Cy Young Award
  • Nov 7 63rd Davis Cup: South Africa beats India in (w/o)
  • Nov 8 British Lord Lucan disappears after his nanny is found murdered in London
  • Nov 8 Ted Bundy victim Debi Kent disappears in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Nov 10 2nd meeting of Giants-Jets, Jets even series at 1 with 26-20 OT win
  • Nov 10 Montreal Canadiens shutout Washington Capitals 11-0
  • Nov 12 South Africa suspended from UN General Assembly over racial policies
  • Nov 12 A salmon is discovered in the River Thames, England, for the first time since 1833
  • Nov 13 Dodgers Steve Garvey wins NL MVP

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • Nov 15 International Energy Agency formed in Paris within OECD framework in the wake of the 1973 oil crisis
  • Nov 16 1st intentional interstellar radio message sent, Arecibo telescope towards M 41, a cluster of stars some 25,000 light years away
  • Nov 16 John Lennon's only solo #1 "Whatever Gets You Through the Night"
  • Nov 16 Milwaukee Bucks lose their 11th straight NBA game (team record)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 1,061

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Baseball Player Derek Jeter
Baseball Player
Derek Jeter
  • Jun 26 Dieter Kalt, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • Jun 26 Jason Kendall, catcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in San Diego, California
  • Jun 26 Matt Striker, American professional wrestler
  • Jun 26 Jeff Frankenstein, American musician (Newsboys)
  • Jun 26 Nicole Saba, Lebanese singer
  • Jun 27 Juran Bolden, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jun 27 Big Moe, American musician (Screwed Up Click)
  • Jun 27 Christian Kane, American actor and singer
  • Jun 28 Atilla Buday, Budapest Hungary, Canadian canoeist (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 28 Josh[ua] Crosby, Manchester Mass, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • Jun 28 Karim Abdul-Jabaar, running back (Miami Dolphins)
  • Jun 28 Rob Dyrdek, Professional skateboarder
  • Jun 29 Ted Giannous, actor (KGB Chicken), born in San Diego, California
  • Jun 30 Michelle Kang, Fredericksburg Virginia, Miss America-Virginia (1997)
  • Jun 30 Melanie Lambert American ice skater
  • Jun 30 Hezekiel Sepeng, Potchefstroom South Africa, South African athlete
  • Jul 1 Michele Krasnoo, Culver City California, actress (Kickboxer IV)
  • Jul 2 Natali Sacco, Miss Universe-Peru (1996)
  • Jul 2 Sean Casey, American baseball player
  • Jul 2 Moon So-ri, South Korean actress
  • Jul 2 Rocky Gray, American musician
  • Jul 3 Jamie Feick, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Jul 4 Kellee Nicole Kattleman, Miss Wyoming USA (1996)
  • Jul 4 La'Roi Glover, American football player
  • Jul 5 Márcio Amoroso, Brazilian footballer
  • Jul 6 Steve Sullivan, Timmins, NHL center (NJ Devils)
  • Jul 6 Zé Roberto, Brazilian footballer
  • Jul 7 Patrick Lalime, St Bonaventure, NHL goalie (Pitts Penguins)
  • Jul 8 Demetrius Allen, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jul 8 Zhanna Friske, Russian actress and singer
  • Jul 8 Tami Erin, American actress and model
  • Jul 9 Nikola Sarcevic, Swedish bassist and singer (Millencolin)
  • Jul 9 Sian Berry, British politician
  • Jul 10 Idalmis Marina Vidal, Miss Florida USA (1996)
  • Jul 10 Jennifer Montica Curry, Muscatine Iowa, Miss America-Iowa (1996)
  • Jul 10 Chiwetel Ejiofor, English film and theatre actor ("Twelve Years a Slave"), born in London
  • Jul 11 Andre Ooyer, soccer player (Ajax/FC Volendam)
  • Jul 11 Hermann Hreiðarsson, Icelandic footballer

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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