Historical Events in July 1974

  • 1st 1st Laura Ashley store in the US opens (San Francisco)
  • 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

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Sport awardTennis Open

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 consecutive 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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

Sport awardGolf Major

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

Golfer Gary Player
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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 metre Polish radio mast, completed
  • 19th Cleve Indian Dick Bosman no-hits Oakland A's, 4-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
David Bowie
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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