Historical Events in 1974 (Part 3)

Events 401 - 600 of 700

  • 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

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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
  • Sep 1 Dutch law against pirate radio goes into effect
  • Sep 1 Jane Blalock/Sue Roberts wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open
  • Sep 1 Train accident at Zagreb Yugoslavia, 121 killed
  • Sep 1 The SR-71 Blackbird sets (and holds) the record for flying from New York to London: 1 hour 54 minutes and 56.4 seconds.

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Sep 2 Jerry Lewis' 9th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis

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Sep 2 US President Gerald Ford signs Employee Retirement Income Security Act

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • Sep 3 Giants John Montefusco makes his major league debut

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Sep 3 NBA guard Oscar Robertson retires

NBA Player Oscar Robertson
NBA Player
Oscar Robertson
  • Sep 3 US & German Democratic Republic establish diplomatic relations
  • Sep 6 Saudi Arabia increases its oil buy-back price from 93 percent to 94.9 percent of posted price
  • Sep 7 "Irene" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 605 performances
  • Sep 7 Shirley Cothran (Texas), 21, crowned 47th Miss America 1975
  • Sep 8 Ian Thompson wins marathon (2:13:18.8)
  • Sep 8 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • Sep 8 US President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon of all federal crimes

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 8 94th Men's U.S. Open: Jimmy Connors beats Ken Rosewall (6-1, 6-0, 6-1)

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 8 94th Women's U.S. Open: Billie Jean King beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley (3-6, 6-3, 7-5)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • Sep 10 Lou Brock ties (104) & then sets (105) baseball stolen base mark
  • Sep 10 Portugal recognizes independence of Rep of Guinea-Bissau
  • Sep 10 Teuvo Louhivouri sets cycling distance record of 515.8 mi in 24 hrs
  • Sep 10 Controversial TV drama "Born Innocent" premieres on US NBC tv, starring Linda Blair as an abused teen in a juvenile detention home
  • Sep 11 Cards beat Mets, 4-3, in 25 (7h4m), record 202 plate appearances, Félix Millán & John Milner come to bat 12 times each
  • Sep 12 Coup overthrows Emperor Haile Selassie in Ethiopia (National Day)
  • Sep 12 Jeff "Skunk" Baxter joins Doobie Brothers
  • Sep 13 -17] 3 Japanese kidnap French ambassador in Hague
  • Sep 13 1st broadcast of "The Rockford Files" on NBC-TV
  • Sep 13 Phillies set NL record, using 27 players in a game, St Louis uses 24, tying record of 51. Phils win 7-3 in 17
  • Sep 13 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 13 OPEC instructs its Secretary General to "carry out a study of supply and demand in relation to possible production controls"
  • Sep 14 Charles Kowal discovers Leda, 13th satellite of Jupiter
  • Sep 15 Market Square Arena in Indianapolis opens
  • Sep 15 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Charity Golf Classic
  • Sep 15 Air Vietnam flight 727 is hijacked, then crashes while attempting to land with 75 on board.
  • Sep 16 BART begins regular transbay service

Music releaseMusic Recording

Sep 16 Bob Dylan records Blood on the Tracks

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
  • Sep 16 US President Gerald Ford announces conditional amnesty for US Vietnam War deserters
  • Sep 16 US General Haig becomes NATO supreme commander in Europe
  • Sep 17 Courageous (US) beats Southern Cross (Aust) in 23rd America's Cup
  • Sep 18 Hurricane Fifi strikes Honduras with 110 mph winds, 5,000 die
  • Sep 19 -20] Hurricane Fifi hits coast of Honduras; about 5,000 die

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Sep 19 The KGB begin a large-scale operation to discredit Russian novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and cut his communications with Soviet dissidents

Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Writer and Nobel Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • Sep 21 US Mariner 10 makes 2nd fly-by of Mercury
  • Sep 23 "Gypsy" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 120 performances
  • Sep 23 BBC Ceefax begins 1st teletext service
  • Sep 24 Al Kaline, Detroit Tiger, is 12th to get 3,000 hits
  • Sep 24 Clarence Jones of Kintetsu Buffaloes hits his 38th HR, 1st American to win a Japanese HR title
  • Sep 25 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 25 Scientists first report that freon gases from aerosol sprays are destroying the ozone layer
  • Sep 26 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 27 -10/26] Rome: 4th bishop synod
  • Sep 27 Australian National Gallery buys W de Kooning's "Woman V" for $850,000
  • Sep 28 "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing" by Aretha Franklin peaks at #47
  • Sep 28 "I'm A Ramblin' Man" by Waylon Jennings peaks at #75
  • Sep 28 "Live It Up Part 1" by Isley Brothers peaks at #52

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Sep 28 "Papa Don't Take No Mess Part 1" by James Brown peaks at #31

Singer James Brown
James Brown
  • Sep 28 "Rock Me Gently" by Andy Kim peaks at #1
  • Sep 28 "Surfin' USA" by Beach Boys reenters chart & peaks at #36

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Sep 28 US 1st Lady Betty Ford undergoes a radical mastectomy

US First Lady Betty Ford
US First Lady
Betty Ford
  • Sep 28 California Angel Nolan Ryan 3rd no-hitter beats Minn Twin, 4-0
  • Sep 28 John Lennon appears as guest DJ on WNEW-FM (NYC)
  • Sep 28 Mick Ronson joins Mott the Hoople
  • Sep 29 4th NYC Women's Marathon won by Katherine Switzer in 3:07:29
  • Sep 29 5th NYC Marathon won by Norbert Sander in 2:26:30
  • Sep 29 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic
  • Sep 30 General Francisco da Costa Gomesz succeeds General António de Spínola as President of Portugal
  • Oct 1 Watergate cover-up trial opens in Wash DC
  • Oct 1 "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" horror film premieres in director Tobe Hooper's hometown, Austin, Texas in the US
  • Oct 1 "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" horror film directed by Tobe Hooper is 1st released in the US

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Oct 2 Hank Aaron's 733rd career HR on his last NL at bat

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron

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Oct 3 Ted Bundy victim Nancy Wilcox disappears in Salt Lake City, Utah

Serial Killer Ted Bundy
Serial Killer
Ted Bundy

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Oct 3 Pele retires as soccer player

Brazilian Football Legend Pele
Brazilian Football Legend
  • Oct 3 Watergate crinimal trial begins

Music releaseAlbum Release

Oct 4 John Lennon releases "Walls & Bridges" album

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Oct 5 Guildford pub bombing by the IRA leaves 5 dead and 65 injured.
  • Oct 6 "Mack & Mabel" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 66 performances
  • Oct 6 Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA Sacramento Union Ladies Golf Classic
  • Oct 6 25th Formula One WDC: Emerson Fittipaldi wins by three points
  • Oct 7 German Democratic Republic amends constitution
  • Oct 8 Franklin National Bank collapses due to fraud and mismanagement; at the time it was the largest bank failure in the history of the United States.
  • Oct 9 Frank Robinson became 1st Black baseball manager (Cleve Indians)
  • Oct 9 Race riot in Boston due to "bussing"
  • Oct 9 Washington Capitals 1st NHL game, losing 6-3 to NY Rangers at Madison Square Garden Wash Caps begin a 37 game road losing streak
  • Oct 9 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 1
  • Oct 9 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Baltimore Orioles, 3 games to 1
  • Oct 10 A's Mike Andrews files $25 million lawsuit against Charlie Finley
  • Oct 10 Canadian John Hathaway begins 2-yr ride of 50,600 miles
  • Oct 10 Labour Party led by Harold Wilson wins UK general election
  • Oct 10 US Gen George Brown's speech deplores Jewish influence in US over his treatment during the 1973 World Series
  • Oct 10 The Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) and its political wing the Irish Republican Socialist Party (IRSP)founded at the Spa Hotel in the village of Lucan near Dublin
  • Oct 11 A's Catfish Hunter charge owner Charlie Finley with breach of contract
  • Oct 12 1st time Wash Caps are shutout as they are beat 6-0 by Minnesota
  • Oct 14 8th Country Music Association Award: Charlie Rich
  • Oct 15 National Guard mobilizes to restore order in Boston school busing
  • Oct 15 Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Paul J Flory (macro molecules)
  • Oct 15 Washington Capitals 1st NHL tie, playing LA Kings to 1-1 tie
  • Oct 16 As' Ken Holtzman, who hasn't batted all season, belts 3rd inning home run in Game 4 & gets the win, 5-2
  • Oct 17 "Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope" closes at Playhouse NYC after 1065 per
  • Oct 17 NBA New Orleans Jazz begin a 28 game road losing streak
  • Oct 17 Washington Capitals 1st NHL home victory, beating Chicago 4-3
  • Oct 17 Oakland A's beat LA Dodgers, 4 games to 1 in 71st World Series makes A's only team other than Yanks to win 3 straight series
  • Oct 18 1st NBA game at Market Square Arena - Pacers beat Spurs 129-121
  • Oct 18 Andre van de Louw appointed Mayor of Rotterdam
  • Oct 18 Wings (Country Hams) release "Walking in the Park with Eloise"

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Oct 18 Chicago Bull Nate Thurmond becomes 1st in NBA to complete a quadruple double-22 pts, 14 rebounds, 13 assists & 12 blocks

NBA Forward Nate Thurmond
NBA Forward
Nate Thurmond
  • Oct 19 Det Red Wing Mickey Redmond scores 1st hat trick against Wash Caps
  • Oct 19 Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers in Portland (next win 6-1-90)
  • Oct 19 Niue becomes self-govering, in association with New Zealand
  • Oct 20 1st broadcast of "Derrick" on ZDF
  • Oct 20 Bard's presentation of "Richard III" opens at Lincoln Center NYC
  • Oct 21 1st Islander shut-out opponent-Billy Smith 5-0 vs Caps
  • Oct 21 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Cubic Corp Golf Classic
  • Oct 22 Yanks trade Bobby Murcer to Giants for Bobby Bonds
  • Oct 23 Cubs trade Billy Williams to A's for Manny Trillo, Knowles & Locker
  • Oct 23 Lake Isaac in Cleveland Metroparks' Big Creek Reservation dedicated
  • Oct 24 Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (Texas Rangers)
  • Oct 25 US Air Force fires 1st ICBM
  • Oct 25 Dmitri Shostakovitch' 15th String Quartet premieres in Leningrad
  • Oct 25 Wings release "Junior's Farm"
  • Oct 26 Cleveland Coliseum opens for NBA's Cavaliers & MISL's Crunch
  • Oct 27 Chantal Langlace runs female world record marathon (2:46:24)
  • Oct 28 1st time 2 Islanders hat trick in same game-MacMillian & Westfall
  • Oct 28 Luna 23 launched (landing on Moon)
  • Oct 28 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 29 Law bans discrimination of sex or marital status in credit application
  • Oct 30 California Angel Nolan Ryan throws fastest recorded pitch (100.9 MPH)
  • Oct 30 Catfish Hunter is named AL Cy Young Award

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Oct 30 Muhammad Ali KOs George Foreman in 8th round in Kinshasa Zaire ('The Rumble in the Jungle')

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Oct 30 "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" horror film premieres in Los Angeles
  • Oct 31 Ted Bundy victim Laura Aime disappears in Utah
  • Oct 31 Dutch Marines end hostage crisis in Scheveningen prison
  • Nov 1 Fire kills 189 in less than 25 min (Sao Paulo Brazil)
  • Nov 1 UN affirms independence of Cyprus
  • Nov 2 Braves trade Hank Aaron to Milwaukee Brewers for OF Dave May
  • Nov 2 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Nov 2 78 die when the Time Go-Go Club in Seoul, South Korea burns down. Six of the victims jumped to their deaths from the seventh floor after a club official barred the doors after the fire started.
  • Nov 3 "Lorelei" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 320 performances
  • Nov 3 Chako Higuchi wins Japan LPGA Golf Classic
  • Nov 5 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes Michelangelo songs
  • Nov 5 Ella Grasso (Ct) elected first woman US governor not related to previous governor
  • Nov 5 Walter E Washington, becomes first elected mayor of Wash DC
  • Nov 6 Dodger Mike Marshall is 1st relief pitcher to win Cy Young Award
  • Nov 7 63rd Davis Cup: South Africa beats India in (w/o)
  • Nov 8 British Lord Lucan disappears after his nanny is found murdered in London
  • Nov 8 Ted Bundy victim Debi Kent disappears in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Nov 10 2nd meeting of Giants-Jets, Jets even series at 1 with 26-20 OT win
  • Nov 10 Montreal Canadiens shutout Washington Capitals 11-0
  • Nov 12 South Africa suspended from UN General Assembly over racial policies
  • Nov 12 A salmon is discovered in the River Thames, England, for the first time since 1833
  • Nov 13 Dodgers Steve Garvey wins NL MVP

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Nov 15 Ringo Starr releases "Goodnight Vienna" & "Only You" in UK

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • Nov 15 International Energy Agency formed in Paris within OECD framework in the wake of the 1973 oil crisis
  • Nov 16 1st intentional interstellar radio message sent, Arecibo telescope towards M 41, a cluster of stars some 25,000 light years away
  • Nov 16 John Lennon's only solo #1 "Whatever Gets You Through the Night"
  • Nov 16 Milwaukee Bucks lose their 11th straight NBA game (team record)