Historical Events in July 1974

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

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

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 18th US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • 18th World's tallest structure, 646-m Polish radio mast, completed
  • 19th Cleve Indian Dick Bosman no-hits Oakland A's, 4-0
  • 19th David Bowie's "Diamond Dog" tour ends in NYC
  • 19th Soyuz 14 lands
  • 20th Heng Yo & Heng Ju, completes 1,000 mile (SF-Seattle) pilgrimage
  • 20th Turkey invades Cyprus
  • 21st 29th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Sandra Haynie

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

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