Historical Events in April 1974

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1st Ayatollah Khomeini calls for an Islamic Republic in Iran

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • 1st Pioneer Hall opens at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, Florida
  • 1st Yourdon Inc consulting formed by Edward Yourdon
  • 1st In the England the Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties come into being.

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

2nd 46th Academy Awards: "The Sting", Glenda Jackson & Jack Lemmon win

  • 2nd Arganat Comm publishes report concerning Yom Kippur War

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2nd Tony Greig takes 8-86 v WI Port-of-Spain (later 5-70 in 2nd inn)

Cricketer and Commentator Tony Greig
Cricketer and Commentator
Tony Greig
  • 3rd 148 tornadoes are reported over an area covering a dozen states
  • 3rd Gold hits record $197 an ounce in Paris
  • 3rd The Super Outbreak : tornadoes in the east, south & midwest United States killed approximately 315 people, with nearly 5,500 injured

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4th Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth's home-run record by hitting his 714th

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 5th Last day of Test cricket for Garry Sobers & Rohan Kanhai
  • 5th World Trade Center, then the world's tallest building, opens in New York (110 stories)
  • 6th 200,000 attend rock concert "California Jam" in Ontario
  • 6th Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Earl Anthony 11/16
  • 6th Yankees 1st home game at Shea Stadium, beat Indians 6-1
  • 6th 19th Eurovision Song Contest: ABBA for Sweden wins singing "Waterloo" in Brighton
  • 7th Herb Gardner's "Thieves" premieres in NYC
  • 8th Discovery Island opens
  • 8th Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 715th HR, breaking Babe Ruth's record in Atlanta

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9th San Diego Padres owner Ray Kroc, addresses fans "Ladies & gentlemen, I suffer with you I've never seen such stupid baseball playing in my life"

McDonald's Entrepreneur Ray Kroc
McDonald's Entrepreneur
Ray Kroc
  • 10th American Boccaccio Association forms
  • 10th Magicians Penn & Teller 1st meet

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10th Yitzhak Rabin replaces resigning Israeli PM Golda Meir

5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin
  • 11th WW II war criminal JP Philippa arrested

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14th 38th Masters Golf Tournament: Gary Player wins, shooting a 278

Golfer Gary Player
Gary Player
  • 15th 78th Boston Marathon: Neil Cusack of Ireland 1st man in 2:13:39 and Miki Gorman of United States 1st woman in 2:47:11
  • 15th Military coup in Niger, president Diori Hamani deposed
  • 16th "Words & Music" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 127 performances
  • 16th USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 17th Bundy victim Susan Rancourt disappears from CWU, Ellensburg, WA
  • 17th Muslim fundamentalists assault military academy in Heliopolis, Egypt
  • 18th Red Brigade kidnaps Italian attorney general Mario Sossi
  • 19th Oriole Al Bumbry hits an inside-the-park HR against NY Yankees
  • 20th Paul McCartney & Wings release single "Band on the Run"
  • 20th 'The Troubles', the Northern Ireland conflict between republican and loyalist paramilitaries, British security forces, and civil rights groups, claims its 1000th victim
  • 21st 28th Tony Awards: River Niger & Raisin win
  • 21st 3rd Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Jo Ann Prentice
  • 22nd Barbara Walters becomes news co-anchor of Today Show
  • 23rd USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
  • 24th Dutch women hockey team becomes world champion
  • 24th NFL grants franchise to Tampa Bay Bucaneers
  • 25th Gunther Guillaume, an aide to West German Chancellor Willy Brandt, found to be a spy
  • 25th Leo Tindemans forms Belgium government
  • 25th Marcello Caetano overthrown in Portugal (Carnation revolution)
  • 25th NFL moves goal posts & adopts sudden-death playoff
  • 26th Landslide in Huancavelica Province Peru creates a natural dam
  • 26th Malta adopts constitution
  • 26th Yankees trade Peterson, Beene, Kline & Buskey to Indians for Chambliss, Tidrow & Upshaw
  • 27th Pan Am 707 crashes into mountains of Bali, killing 107
  • 28th Jane Blalock wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic

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29th US President Richard Nixon said he will release edited tapes made in White House

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 30th US President Richard Nixon hands over partial transcripts of Watergate tape recordings