Historical Events in July 1974

  • Jul 1 1st Laura Ashley store in the US opens (San Francisco)
  • Jul 1 General Pinochet becomes president of Chile
  • Jul 1 Isabel Peron succeeds husband Juan as President of Argentina
  • Jul 1 Monmouthshire renamed Gwent & becomes part of Wales
  • Jul 2 Fernando Mameda of Portugal sets record for 10,000 m (27:13.81)
  • Jul 3 Pitching in major league-record 13th consecutive game for Dodgers
  • Jul 3 Soyuz 14 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 3
  • Jul 3 Mike Marshall saves Tommy John's 4-1 win
  • Jul 4 Mike Marshall goes 9-0 with 3 saves in 20 appearances in 30 days

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 5 81st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats Olga Morzova (60 64)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 6 88th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats K Rosewall (61 61 64)

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • Jul 7 Brewer Don Money sets record of consecutive errorless games at 3rd (78)
  • Jul 7 Sue Roberts wins LPGA Niagara Frontier Golf Classic
  • Jul 7 FIFA World Cup: West Germany beats the Netherlands 2-1 for football's 10th World Cup in Munich
  • Jul 7 New Zealand imposes a blanket ban on sports teams from South Africa
  • Jul 8 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Jul 8 Yank shortstop Jim Mason ties record with 4 doubles in 9 inn game

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jul 9 Pierre Trudeau's Liberal Party wins Canadian parliamentary election

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau
  • Jul 10 OPEC ends oil boycott against Netherlands
  • Jul 10 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 11 House Judiciary Committee releases evidence on Watergate inquiry
  • Jul 11 World Football League plays 1st games
  • Jul 12 John Ehrlichman convicted of violating Daniel Ellsberg's rights

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 13 103rd British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots a 282 at Royal Lytham

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
  • Jul 13 India's 1st one-day international (v England, Headingley)
  • Jul 14 Billy Martin is 1st AL manager ejected by ump from 2 games in 1 day
  • Jul 14 Bundy victims Janice Ott & Denise Naslund disappear, Lk Sammamish, WA
  • Jul 14 Sharon Miller wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
  • Jul 15 Military coup on Cyprus: archbishop/president Makarios flees
  • Jul 17 1st quadrophonic studio in UK is open by Moody Blues
  • Jul 17 Bob Gibson becomes 2nd pitcher to strike-out 3,000 (Cesar Geronimo)
  • Jul 17 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 17 John Lennon is ordered to leave US in 60 days

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Jul 18 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 18 World's tallest structure, 646 metre Polish radio mast, completed
  • Jul 19 Cleve Indian Dick Bosman no-hits Oakland A's, 4-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 19 David Bowie's "Diamond Dog" tour ends in NYC

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie
  • Jul 19 Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 14 lands back on earth
  • Jul 20 Heng Yo & Heng Ju, completes 1,000 mile (SF-Seattle) pilgrimage
  • Jul 20 Turkey invades Cyprus
  • Jul 21 29th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Sandra Haynie

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 21 US House Judiciary approves two Articles of Impeachment against President Richard Nixon

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Jul 21 61st Tour de France won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium
  • Jul 23 45th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-2 at 3 Rivers Stadium, Pitts
  • Jul 23 All star MVP: Steve Garvey (LA Dodgers)
  • Jul 23 Greek military dictatorship collapses
  • Jul 24 Supreme Court unanimously rules Nixon must turn over Watergate tapes
  • Jul 26 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • Jul 26 USSR's Soyuz fails to dock with Salyut 3
  • Jul 27 House Judiciary Committee votes 27-11 recommends Nixon impeachment
  • Jul 27 Kanhai & Jameson add 465 for 2nd wicket, Warwickshire v Gloucs
  • Jul 28 69 die when packed bus strikes heavy truck (Belem, Brazil)
  • Jul 28 Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA Wheeling Ladies Golf Classic
  • Jul 29 2nd impeachment vote against Nixon by House Judiciary Committee
  • Jul 29 Episcopal Church ordained female priests
  • Jul 29 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • Jul 29 St Louis Card Lou Brock steals his 700th base
  • Jul 30 House Judiciary Committee votes on 3rd & last charge of "high crimes & misdemeanors" to impeach President Nixon in the Watergate cover-up
  • Jul 31 6th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel