1974 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 433

  • 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 Médici 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 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

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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
  • May 2 Former VP Spiro Agnew disbarred
  • May 2 Six Catholic civilians killed and eighteen wounded when the UVF explode a bomb at Rose & Crown Bar on Ormeau Road, Belfast
  • May 6 Bundy victim Roberta Parks disappears from OSU, Corvallis, Ore
  • May 6 Smallest attendance at Phila's Veterans Stadium (4,149)
  • May 6 West German Chancellor Willy Brandt resigns
  • May 7 Pulitzer prize awarded to Robert Lowell (Dolphin)
  • May 8 50 MPH speed limit in Britain lifted

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May 8 Canadian government of Pierre Trudeau falls

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau
  • May 9 US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins formal hearings on Nixon impeachment
  • May 10 7th ABA championship: NY Nets beats Utah Stars, 4 games to 1
  • May 11 Steely Dan releases "Rikki Don't Lose that Number"
  • May 14 Symbionese Liberation Army destroyed in shoot-out, 6 killed
  • May 15 Mail truck terrorists take school in Maalot, 30 killed
  • May 15 Walter Scheel succeeds Gustav Heinemann as West German President
  • May 15 Ma'alot massacre: A total of 31 people, including hostage takers, are killed.
  • May 15 Beginning of the Ulster Workers' Council strike called by Ulster loyalists and unionists who were against the Sunningdale Agreement, which proposed the sharing of political power with Irish nationalists
  • May 16 Helmut Schmidt becomes West German Chancellor
  • May 16 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • May 17 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 15th String quartet
  • May 17 The Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)explode four bombs in the Republic of Ireland, killing 33 civilians and wounded a further 300(This is the highest number of casualties in a single incident during "The Troubles")
  • May 18 India becomes 6th nation to explode an atomic bomb
  • May 18 Nigeria announces 55 percent government participation in all oil concessions
  • May 19 Valeri Giscard d'Estaing wins French presidential election
  • May 20 Soyuz 14 returns to Earth
  • May 22 Ruffian begins her racing career as a filly & dies 14 months later
  • May 22 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • May 23 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • May 23 Italian Red Brigade officer Mario Sossi freed
  • May 26 During a David Cassidy concert in London a 14-year old is trampled
  • May 28 Emmy 1st Daytime Award presentation
  • May 28 Italian fascists bomb demonstrators in Brescia, 6 killed
  • May 29 Northern Ireland is brought under direct rule from Westminster
  • May 30 10th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks beat Mets 9-4
  • May 31 Israel & Syria sign an agreement concerning Golan Heights
  • May 31 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 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
  • Jun 3 Yitzhak Rabin forms a new Israeli government
  • 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

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Deaths in History

Deaths 101 - 136 of 136

  • Sep 11 Víctor Olea Alegría, Chilean Socialist Party member
  • Sep 14 Pieter Y Adriani, Dutch tax lawyer, dies at 95
  • Sep 14 Vera Vague, [Barbara Jo Allen], actress (Follow the Leader), dies at 70
  • Sep 20 Carlyle Blackwell Jr, entertainer, dies at 61

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Sep 21 Jacqueline Susann, author (Valley of the Dolls), dies of cancer at 53

  • Sep 23 Gerhard Nebel, German writer, dies at 70

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Sep 25 Coco the Clown, [Nikolai Poliakoff], dies at 73

Famous Clown Coco the Clown
Famous Clown
Coco the Clown
  • Sep 27 Silvio Frondizi, Argentine lawyer, assassinated by the Triple A(b. 1907)
  • Sep 29 John Smallenbroek, Dutch Internal minister, dies at 72
  • Sep 30 Carlos Prats, Chilean Constitutionalist General, assassinated in the frame of Operation Condor
  • Oct 1 Spyridon Marinatos, Greek archaeologist (b. 1901)
  • Oct 2 Ina Seidel, writer, dies at 89
  • Oct 4 Anne Sexton, US poetess (Pulitzer 1967), dies at 45

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Oct 9 Oskar Schindler, German businessman (b. 1908)

Industrialist Oskar Schindler
Oskar Schindler
  • Oct 10 Marie Luise Kaschnitz, writer, dies at 73
  • Oct 17 René A de Rooy, Suriname/Antillean poet, dies at 57
  • Oct 29 Victor E van Vriesland, poet (Mirror of Dutch Poetry), dies at 82
  • 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
  • Dec 1 Lajos Zilahy, Hungarian/US author (Angry Angel), dies at 83
  • Dec 1 Stephen Gill Spottswood, US bishop/chairman (NAACP), dies at 77
  • Dec 2 Max Weber, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1897)

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Dec 14 Walter Lippmann, American journalist (Public Opinion), dies at 85

Writer and Political Commentator Walter Lippmann
Writer and Political Commentator
Walter Lippmann
  • Dec 16 Kostas Varnalis, writer, dies
  • Dec 21 James Henry Govier, British artist (b. 1910)
  • Dec 22 Fosco Giachetti, entertainer, dies at 70
  • Dec 22 Lorraine Gauguin, entertainer, dies at 50
  • Dec 27 Amy Vanderbilt, American authority on etiquette, dies of multiple fractures of the skull at 66