1974 in History (Part 5)

Events in History

Events 401 - 433 of 433

  • Dec 8 Soyuz 16 returns to Earth
  • Dec 9 Dow Jones index hits 570.01
  • Dec 9 Jack Brisco beats Giant Baba in Tokyo, to become NWA wrestling champ
  • Dec 9 Johnson Grigsby freed after 66 years in jail in Indiana
  • Dec 10 European Economic Community calls for a European Parliament
  • Dec 10 Helios 1 launched by US, Germany; later makes closest flyby of Sun
  • Dec 10 Space probe Helios 1 launched
  • Dec 13 Jim "Catfish" Hunter wins free agent claim against A's owner Finley
  • Dec 13 Malta becomes a republic
  • Dec 14 Islander Glenn Resch's 1st shut-out opponent-Kings 3-0
  • Dec 15 A's Catfish Hunter is ruled a free agent (later signs with Yankees)
  • Dec 16 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 16 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Dec 18 SF Visitors Center at City Hall opens
  • Dec 19 Nelson A Rockefeller sworn-in as 41st VP
  • Dec 20 Ethiopia becomes socialist one-party state
  • Dec 21 "The Sea of Hands", Raiders RB Clarence Davis somehow catches game-winning touchdown pass among "the sea of hands" of three Dolphins defenders with 24 seconds left in the game, eliminating Miami from the playoffs after they had made it to the Super Bowl in each of the last 3 seasons
  • Dec 22 2nd cease-fire between IRA & British; lasts until approx April 1975
  • Dec 22 Referenda in Comoros-3 islands for independence, 1 stays French
  • Dec 22 Ted Heath's house is attacked by members of the Provisional IRA.
  • Dec 22 The Provisional Irish Republican Army announces a Christmas ceasefire; before the ceasefire, they carry out a bomb attack on the home of former UK Prime Minister, Edward Heath
  • Dec 22 Iraq announces plans to increase its oil production capacity
  • Dec 23 Leningrad: premier of Dmitri Sjotakovitsj' Michelangelo-liederen
  • Dec 25 Cyclone Tracy virtually destroys Darwin, Australia
  • Dec 25 Marshall Fields drives a vehicle through the gates of the White House, resulting in a four-hour standoff.
  • Dec 27 FSLN seizes government hostages at a private Managua party
  • Dec 27 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Dec 28 6.3 earthquake strikes Pakistan: 5200 killed
  • Dec 28 Senegalese marxist group Reenu-Rew founds the political movement And-Jëf at a clandestine congress.
  • Dec 29 Murray Schisgal's "All Over Town" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 31 Gold legal in US, Franklin Mint strikes Panama's Gold 100 balboa coin
  • Dec 31 Lindsey Buckingham & Stevie Nicks join Fleetwood Mac
  • Dec 31 Popular Electronics displays Altair 8800 computer

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Weddings in History

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Deaths in History

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