March 1974 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 1 Watergate grand jury indicts 7 presidential aides
  • Mar 2 1st class postage raised to 10 cents from 8 cents

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Mar 2 Grand jury concludes US President Richard Nixon is involved in Watergate cover-up

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Mar 2 Greg Chappell makes 247* v NZ, 410 minutes, 29 fours 1 six
  • Mar 3 World's worst air disaster, Turkish DC-10 crashes in Paris (346 die)
  • Mar 4 David Hares' "Knuckle" premieres in London

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Mar 4 Harold Wilson replaces resigning Edward Heath as British premier

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson
British Prime Minister
Harold Wilson
  • Mar 5 Ralph Stewart failed in 2nd Islander penalty shot
  • Mar 6 An Italian loses a record $1,920,000 at roulette in Monte Carlo
  • Mar 7 "USS Monitor", Union Ship sunk in 1862 during US Civil War, restored at Cape Hatteras
  • Mar 7 1st general strike in Ethiopia
  • Mar 8 Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris, France
  • Mar 9 Last Japanese soldier, a guerrilla operating in Philippines, surrenders, 29 years after World War II ended
  • Mar 10 Christian Democrats win Belgium parliamentary election
  • Mar 10 Lawrence Rowe completes 302 v Eng Bridgetown, 36 fours 1 six
  • Mar 11 Mount Etna in Sicily erupted
  • Mar 11 Rhino Store gives people 5 cents to take home Danny Bonaduce's Album
  • Mar 12 Bundy victim Donna Manson disappears, Evergreen SC, Olympia, Wash
  • Mar 13 Glenn Turner scores twin tons for NZ's 1st win against Aust
  • Mar 15 Brazilian president Garastazu M├ędici resigns
  • Mar 16 1st performance at new Grand Ole Opry House at Opryland in Nashville
  • Mar 18 Most Arab oil producing nations end embargo against US
  • Mar 19 Jefferson Starship begins their 1st tour
  • Mar 21 Attempt made to kidnap Princess Anne in London's Pall Mall
  • Mar 23 AIAW Women's Basketball Tournament, Immaculata beat Mississippi College 68-53 in Manhattan, Kansas
  • Mar 26 Romanian communist party names party leader Ceausescu president
  • Mar 28 Rock group Raspberries breakup
  • Mar 29 Mariner 10's, 1st fly-by of Mercury, returns photos

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Mar 29 Chinese farmers discover the Terracotta Army near Xi'an, 8,000 clay warrior statues buried to guard tomb of China's 1st emperor Qin Shi Huang

First Emperor of the Qin dynasty Qin Shi Huang
First Emperor of the Qin dynasty
Qin Shi Huang

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 11 Jon Dalton, the infamous "Jonny Fairplay" from the 7th and 16th season of Survivor
  • Mar 17 Mark Dolan, TV show host
  • Mar 20 Andrzej Pilipiuk, Polish writer
  • Mar 28 Mark King, English snooker player
  • Mar 28 Scott Mills, British radio disc jockey

Deaths in History

  • Mar 1 Jos de Haes, Flemish philological/poet (Azuren Holte), dies at 53
  • Mar 2 Salvador Puig Antich, Spanish anarchist (b. 1948)
  • Mar 4 Adolph Gottlieb, US painter, dies at 71
  • Mar 5 Solomon I "Sol" Hurok, US impresario, dies at 85
  • Mar 8 Christian van Geel, Dutch poet/sculptor (Spinroc), dies at 56
  • Mar 9 Earl W Sutherland Jr, US pharmacologist (Nobel 1971), dies at 58
  • Mar 12 Billy Fox, Protestant Dublin MP, assassinated
  • Mar 12 George D. Sax, Drive-in bank and instant loan innovator. Owner of the Saxony Hotel. (b. 1904)
  • Mar 17 Carroll Nye, actor (Gone with the Wind), dies at 72
  • Mar 17 Louis I Kahn, Estonia/US architect, dies at about 73
  • Mar 19 Anne Klien, fashion designer, dies at 51
  • Mar 19 Hertha Kuusinen, Finnish communist/daughter of Otto K, dies at 70
  • Mar 20 [Lavinia] Marian Fleming Poe, African American advocate in Virginia, dies at 83
  • Mar 24 Doris Deane, dies at 74
  • Mar 24 Yoshida Isoya, Japanese architect (modern sukiya style), dies at 79
  • Mar 29 Seton I Miller, writer, dies at 71
  • Mar 30 Ludovicus J Rogier, Dutch historian (Reborn in Freedom), dies at 79