June 1974 in History

Events in History

  • 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 Mali adopts constitution
  • Jun 2 Malta's constitution goes into effect

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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 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
  • 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 8 US & Saudi Arabia sign military-economic contract
  • 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
  • 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 Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) suspends constitution
  • 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 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 US president Nixon visits USSR
  • Jun 28 Fall of earth & rocks kill 200 (Quebrada Blanca Canyon, Colombia)
  • Jun 29 Military coup in Ethiopia
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 2 Matt Serra, American mixed martial ar
  • Jun 2 Gata Kamsky, American chess player
  • Jun 4 Andrew Gwynne, British politician
  • Jun 7 Bear Grylls, British survivor
  • Jun 9 Tim Shaw, British radio personality
  • Jun 11 Tanya Pogatchnik, Miss Montana USA (1996)
  • Jun 16 Paul Lee, British sculptural artist
  • Jun 21 Natasha Desborough, British radio personality
  • Jun 23 Maria Carolina Christina, Princess of Netherlands

Deaths in History

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Jun 9 Miguel Ángel Asturias, Guatemalan novelist (Hombres de Maiz, Nobel 67), journalist and poet, dies at 74

Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist Miguel Ángel Asturias
Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist
Miguel Ángel Asturias
  • Jun 10 Henry WFA, English duke of Gloucester/baron Culloden, dies at 74
  • Jun 11 Julius Evola, Italian philosopher (b. 1898)
  • Jun 11 Eurico Gaspar Dutra, President of Brazil (b. 1883)
  • Jun 18 Georgy Zhukov, Russian deputy commander-in-chief of the Red Army during WWII (Battles of Stalingrad, Kursk and Berlin) and Minister of Defense, dies at 77
  • Jun 18 Júlio César de Mello e Souza, Brazilian writer (b. 1896)
  • Jun 22 Horace Lindrum, Australian snooker and billiards player (b. 1912)
  • Jun 25 Cornelius Lanczos, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1893)
  • Jun 30 Alberta King, mother of Martin Luther King Jr., assassinated in church
  • Jun 30 Vannevar Bush, American engineer and politician (b. 1890)