Historical Events in June 1974

  • Jun 1 "My Girl Bill" by Jim Stafford hits #12
  • Jun 1 Bundy victim Brenda Ball disappears from Burien, Wash
  • Jun 1 Chemical plant explodes in Flixborough Lincs kills 28 in UK
  • Jun 1 The Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims is published in the journal Emergency Medicine.
  • Jun 1 Arab oil ministers decide to end most restrictions on exports of oil to the United States but continue embargo against the Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, and Rhodesia
  • Jun 2 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Baltimore Golf Classic
  • Jun 2 Mali adopts constitution
  • Jun 2 Malta's constitution goes into effect

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 3 Yitzhak Rabin forms a new Israeli government

5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin
  • Jun 4 NFL grants franchise to Seattle Seahawks
  • Jun 4 Never repeated 10 cent Beer Night at Cleveland, unruly fans stumble onto field & cause Indians to forfeit the game to Rangers with score tied 5-5 in 9th
  • Jun 4 Saudi Arabia announces that it will increase its participation in Aramco to 60 percent

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 5 As' Reggie Jackson & Bill North engage in clubhouse fight at Detroit

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • Jun 6 47th National Spelling Bee: Julie Ann Junkin wins spelling hydrophyte
  • Jun 6 A new Instrument of Government is promulgated making Sweden a parliamentary monarchy.
  • Jun 7 Padres draft Brown University shortstop Bill Almon #1
  • Jun 8 106th Belmont: Miguel Rivera aboard Little Current wins in 2:29.2
  • Jun 8 Keyboardist Rick Wakeman quits rock group "Yes"
  • Jun 8 US & Saudi Arabia sign military-economic contract
  • Jun 9 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Desert Inn Golf Classic

Music concertMusic Concert

Jun 9 Supergroup Blind Faith's (Eric Clapton, Windwood, Baker) 1st concert

Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 10 Mike Schmidt hits a ball off public address speaker on Astrodome roof

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • Jun 10 Rumor's government in Italy resigns
  • Jun 11 Bundy victim Georgann Hawkins disappears from UW, Seattle, Wash
  • Jun 11 Mel Stottlemyre's AL record 272nd consecutive start, without relief
  • Jun 13 Henry Aaron addresses House of Representatives
  • Jun 13 IMF establishes its "oil facility", a special fund for loans to nations whose balance of payments have been severely affected by high oil prices

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 14 Angels' Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 Red Sox in 12 innings

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Jun 15 "Streak" by Ray Stevens hits #1 on UK pop chart
  • Jun 16 74th US Golf Open: Hale Irwin shoots a 287 at Winged Foot GC NY
  • Jun 16 Sandra Haynie wins Lawson's LPGA Golf Open

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 16 73rd Men's French Open: Bjorn Borg beats Manuel Orantes (2-6, 6-7, 6-0, 6-1, 6-1)

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 16 73rd Women's French Open: Chris Evert beats Olga Morozova (6-1, 6-2)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Jun 17 The Provisional Irish Republican Army bombs the Houses of Parliament in London, injuring 11 people and causing extensive damage
  • Jun 18 Gaston Thorn forms Luxembourg government
  • Jun 19 KC Royal Steve Busby 2nd no-hitter beats Milwaukee Brewers, 2-0
  • Jun 19 Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) suspends constitution

Film release premierFilm Release

Jun 20 "Chinatown", starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, is released

  • Jun 21 24th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" wins the Golden Bear
  • Jun 23 1st extraterrestrial message sent from Earth into space
  • Jun 23 20th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Haynie
  • Jun 24 India all out for 42 in Lord's Test cricket in 77 mins
  • Jun 24 Steve Busby retires 1st 9 White Sox to set AL record with 33 consecutive batters retired
  • Jun 26 The Universal Product Code is scanned for the first time to sell a package of Wrigley's chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio
  • Jun 27 "Flip Wilson Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 27 US president Nixon visits USSR
  • Jun 28 Fall of earth & rocks kill 200 (Quebrada Blanca Canyon, Colombia)
  • Jun 28 Wings release "Band on the Run" & "Zoo Gang" in UK
  • Jun 29 Military coup in Ethiopia
  • Jun 30 2nd du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Carole Jo Skala
  • Jun 30 Petty thief Peter Leonard sets fire to cover burglary that torches "Gulliver's" nightclub killing 24 (Port Chester NY)
  • Jun 30 Soviet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defects to west