July 1974 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 1st Laura Ashley store in the US opens (San Francisco)
  • Jul 1 General Pinochet becomes president of Chile
  • Jul 1 Isabel Peron succeeds husband Juan as President of Argentina
  • Jul 1 Monmouthshire renamed Gwent & becomes part of Wales
  • Jul 2 Fernando Mameda of Portugal sets record for 10,000 m (27:13.81)
  • Jul 3 Soyuz 14 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 3
  • Jul 3 Mike Marshall saves Tommy John's 4-1 win
  • Jul 4 Mike Marshall goes 9-0 with 3 saves in 20 appearances in 30 days
  • Jul 7 Brewer Don Money sets record of consecutive errorless games at 3rd (78)
  • Jul 8 USSR performs underground nuclear test

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau
  • Jul 10 OPEC ends oil boycott against Netherlands
  • Jul 10 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 11 House Judiciary Committee releases evidence on Watergate inquiry
  • Jul 11 World Football League plays 1st games
  • Jul 12 John Ehrlichman convicted of violating Daniel Ellsberg's rights
  • Jul 13 India's 1st one-day international (v England, Headingley)
  • Jul 14 Billy Martin is 1st AL manager ejected by ump from 2 games in 1 day
  • Jul 14 Bundy victims Janice Ott & Denise Naslund disappear, Lk Sammamish, WA
  • Jul 15 Military coup on Cyprus: archbishop/president Makarios flees
  • Jul 17 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • Jul 18 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 18 World's tallest structure, 646 metre Polish radio mast, completed
  • Jul 19 Cleve Indian Dick Bosman no-hits Oakland A's, 4-0
  • Jul 19 Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 14 lands back on earth
  • Jul 20 Heng Yo & Heng Ju, completes 1,000 mile (SF-Seattle) pilgrimage
  • Jul 20 Turkey invades Cyprus

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Jul 23 Greek military dictatorship collapses
  • Jul 24 Supreme Court unanimously rules Nixon must turn over Watergate tapes
  • Jul 26 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • Jul 26 USSR's Soyuz fails to dock with Salyut 3
  • Jul 27 House Judiciary Committee votes 27-11 recommends Nixon impeachment
  • Jul 27 Kanhai & Jameson add 465 for 2nd wicket, Warwickshire v Gloucs
  • Jul 28 69 die when packed bus strikes heavy truck (Belem, Brazil)
  • Jul 29 2nd impeachment vote against Nixon by House Judiciary Committee
  • Jul 29 Episcopal Church ordained female priests
  • Jul 29 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • Jul 29 St Louis Card Lou Brock steals his 700th base
  • Jul 30 House Judiciary Committee votes on 3rd & last charge of "high crimes & misdemeanors" to impeach President Nixon in the Watergate cover-up

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 4 Kellee Nicole Kattleman, Miss Wyoming USA (1996)
  • Jul 9 Sian Berry, British politician
  • Jul 10 Idalmis Marina Vidal, Miss Florida USA (1996)
  • Jul 13 Jean ..., Miss Suriname 1993
  • Jul 18 Alan Morrison, British poet
  • Jul 20 Kevin Meadows, gay rights activist
  • Jul 25 Lysa Jackson, Miss South Carolina USA (1996)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 28 Alexis Tsipras, Greek politician (Greek President 2015), born in Athens

Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras
Prime Minister of Greece
Alexis Tsipras

Deaths in History

  • Jul 1 Juan Perón, Argentine military officer and President of Argentina (1946-55, 73-74), dies of a heart attack at 78
  • Jul 3 John C Ransom, US poet (World's Body), dies
  • Jul 4 Mohammed SA al-Hoesseini, Mufti of Jerusalem/pres Com Palestine, dies
  • Jul 9 Sonia Gaskell, Russian/Neth choreographer (Diaghilev), dies at 70

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 9 Earl Warren, governor of California/Supreme court justice (1953-68), dies at 83

Jurist and Governor of California Earl Warren
Jurist and Governor of California
Earl Warren
  • Jul 11 Pär Lagerkvist, Swedish writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1891)
  • Jul 13 Patrick MS Blackett, British physicist (Nobel 1948), dies at 76
  • Jul 14 Henri Smajda, Tunis/French publisher (Combat), commits suicide at 77
  • Jul 14 Carl Spaatz, American World War II general and 1st Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, dies at 83
  • Jul 15 Christine Chubbuck, television news reporter (b.1944)
  • Jul 21 Willem F K Hussem, painter/poet (Steltlopen on Sea), dies at 74
  • Jul 22 Wayne L Morse, (Sen-D-Oregon), dies at 73

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 24 James Chadwick, English physicist (Nobel 1935), dies at 82

Physicist James Chadwick
Physicist
James Chadwick
  • Jul 26 Arthur K Watson, US businessman (IBM), dies at 55
  • Jul 29 Erich Kästner, German author (b. 1899)