Historical Events in August 1974

  • Aug 1 Virginia Squires trade Julius "Dr J" Erving to NY Nets
  • 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