November 1974 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 Fire kills 189 in less than 25 min (Sao Paulo Brazil)
  • Nov 1 UN affirms independence of Cyprus
  • 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 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 8 British Lord Lucan disappears after his nanny is found murdered in London

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Nov 8 Ted Bundy victim Debi Kent disappears in Salt Lake City, Utah

Serial Killer Ted Bundy
Serial Killer
Ted Bundy
  • Nov 10 2nd meeting of Giants-Jets, Jets even series at 1 with 26-20 OT win
  • 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

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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 ABBA begin their first tour of Europe - their first tour outside of Sweden
  • Nov 17 Union of Banana Exporting Countries (UPEB) forms
  • Nov 17 Alian├ža Oper├írio-Camponesa (Worker-Peasant Alliance) founded in Portugal as a front of PCP(m-l).
  • Nov 20 Rangers' Jeff Burroughs wins AL MVP
  • Nov 20 The US files antitrust suit to break-up AT&T
  • Nov 21 Freedom of Information Act passed by Congress over President Ford's veto
  • Nov 21 Birmingham pub bombings: 21 civilians killed when bombs explode at two pubs in Birmingham, England (deadliest attack in England during "the Troubles")
  • Nov 22 Lake Buena Vista Club opens
  • Nov 22 UN General Assembly recognizes Palestine right to sovereignty
  • Nov 23 60 Ethiopia government officials executed
  • Nov 24 2 truck hijackers freed (3/3/1974)

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Nov 24 Gerald Ford and Leonid Brezhnev sign the SALT-2 treaty to reduce each side's number of nuclear weapons

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • Nov 25 Irish Republican Army is outlawed in Britain following deaths of 21
  • Nov 25 Rangers' Mike Hargrove wins AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 26 Approximately 140 die when suspension bridge collapses in Nepal
  • Nov 26 Catfish Hunter & Charlie Finley meet in arbitration

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Nov 28 Bowie Kuhn suspends George Steinbrenner for 2 years

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • Nov 30 Most complete early human skeleton (Lucy, Australopithecus) is discovered by Donald Johanson, Maurice Taieb, Yves Coppens and Tim White in the Middle Awash of Ethiopia's Afar Depression.

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 8 Masashi Kishimoto, Japanese manga author
  • Nov 8 Seishi Kishimoto, Japanese manga author
  • Nov 14 Adam Walsh, American murder victim (d. 1981)
  • Nov 16 Maurizio Margaglio, Italian ice dancer
  • Nov 23 Regina Fisher, Miss West Virginia USA (1996)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 4 Edgar Fernhout, Dutch painter/son of Charley Toorop, dies at 62
  • Nov 7 Eric Linklater, British author (b. 1899)
  • Nov 13 Karen Silkwood, killed in a car crash under suspicious circumstances
  • Nov 16 Walther Meissner, German physicist (Meissner Effect), dies at 91
  • Nov 23 Cornelius Ryan, war reporter/historian (Bridge too Far), dies at 54
  • Nov 25 U Thant, Burmese politician and 3rd Secretary-General of the United Nations (1961-72), dies in NY of cancer at 65
  • Nov 26 Cyril Connolly, English intellectual (b. September 10, 1903)
  • Nov 27 Louis B Russell Jr, longest living heart transplant, dies at 49
  • Nov 29 Haroldson L Hunt, US multi-millionaire, dies at 85
  • Nov 29 Ouida Bergere, scriptwriter, dies at 88