April 1974 in History

Events in History

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Apr 1 Ayatollah Khomeini calls for an Islamic Republic in Iran

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • Apr 1 Pioneer Hall opens at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, Florida
  • Apr 1 Yourdon Inc consulting formed by Edward Yourdon
  • Apr 1 In the England the Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties come into being.
  • Apr 2 Arganat Comm publishes report concerning Yom Kippur War
  • Apr 3 148 tornadoes are reported over an area covering a dozen states
  • Apr 3 Gold hits record $197 an ounce in Paris
  • Apr 3 The Super Outbreak : tornadoes in the east, south & midwest United States killed approximately 315 people, with nearly 5,500 injured
  • Apr 5 World Trade Center, then the world's tallest building, opens in New York (110 stories)
  • Apr 6 Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Earl Anthony 11/16
  • Apr 6 Yankees 1st home game at Shea Stadium, beat Indians 6-1
  • Apr 7 Herb Gardner's "Thieves" premieres in NYC
  • Apr 8 Discovery Island opens
  • Apr 10 American Boccaccio Association forms
  • Apr 10 Magicians Penn & Teller 1st meet

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Apr 10 Yitzhak Rabin replaces resigning Israeli PM Golda Meir

5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin
  • Apr 11 WW II war criminal JP Philippa arrested
  • Apr 15 Military coup in Niger, president Diori Hamani deposed
  • Apr 16 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Apr 17 Bundy victim Susan Rancourt disappears from CWU, Ellensburg, WA
  • Apr 17 Muslim fundamentalists assault military academy in Heliopolis, Egypt
  • Apr 18 Red Brigade kidnaps Italian attorney general Mario Sossi
  • Apr 20 Paul McCartney & Wings release single "Band on the Run"
  • Apr 20 'The Troubles', the Northern Ireland conflict between republican and loyalist paramilitaries, British security forces, and civil rights groups, claims its 1000th victim
  • Apr 21 28th Tony Awards: River Niger & Raisin win
  • Apr 22 Barbara Walters becomes news co-anchor of Today Show
  • Apr 23 USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
  • Apr 24 Dutch women hockey team becomes world champion
  • Apr 25 Gunther Guillaume, an aide to West German Chancellor Willy Brandt, found to be a spy
  • Apr 25 Leo Tindemans forms Belgium government
  • Apr 25 Marcello Caetano overthrown in Portugal (Carnation revolution)
  • Apr 26 Landslide in Huancavelica Province Peru creates a natural dam
  • Apr 26 Malta adopts constitution
  • Apr 26 Yankees trade Peterson, Beene, Kline & Buskey to Indians for Chambliss, Tidrow & Upshaw
  • Apr 27 Pan Am 707 crashes into mountains of Bali, killing 107

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Apr 29 US President Richard Nixon said he will release edited tapes made in White House

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Apr 30 US President Richard Nixon hands over partial transcripts of Watergate tape recordings

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 8 Holger Hott Johansen, Norwegian orienteerist
  • Apr 8 Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu, Nigerian American writer
  • Apr 8 Chris Kyle, Odessa, Texas, Navy SEAL sniper (160 kills), (d. 2013)
  • Apr 9 Alexander Pichushkin, Russian serial killer
  • Apr 10 Eric Greitens, American former military officer
  • Apr 18 Edgar Wright, British director
  • Apr 24 Dave Vitty, British radio personality
  • Apr 28 Vernon Kay, British TV/radio presenter

Deaths in History

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Apr 2 Georges Pompidou, French President (1969-1974) and Prime Minister (1962-1968), dies in Paris at 62

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • Apr 5 A. Y. Jackson, Canadian painter (b. 1882)
  • Apr 6 Willem Dudok, Dutch architect (Hilversum Town Hall), dies at 89
  • Apr 6 Hudson Fysh, Australian aviator and businessman (b.1895)
  • Apr 8 James Charles McGuigan, Catholic archbishop of Toronto (b. 1894)
  • Apr 10 Patricia Collinge, dies at 81
  • Apr 10 Roger Bastide, French sociologist, dies at 76
  • Apr 12 Carl Jaffe, dies at 72
  • Apr 17 Frank McGee, Today show host, dies of cancer at 52
  • Apr 18 Marcel Pagnol, French writer/movie (Topaz), dies at 79
  • Apr 20 Mohammed Ayub Khan, premier/president (Pakistan), dies
  • Apr 20 Richard Huelsenbeck, German Dada writer, dies at 81