What Happened in June 1974

Historical Events

  • 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 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Baltimore Golf Classic
  • Jun 2 Mali adopts constitution
  • Jun 2 Malta's constitution goes into effect

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 NFL grants franchise to Seattle Seahawks
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 5 As' Reggie Jackson & Bill North engage in clubhouse fight at Detroit

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 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 7 Padres draft Brown University shortstop Bill Almon #1
  • Jun 8 106th Belmont: Miguel Rivera aboard Little Current wins in 2:29.2
  • Jun 8 Keyboardist Rick Wakeman quits rock group "Yes"
  • Jun 8 US & Saudi Arabia sign military-economic contract
  • Jun 9 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Desert Inn Golf Classic

Music concertMusic Concert

Jun 9 Supergroup Blind Faith's (Eric Clapton, Windwood, Baker) 1st concert

Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 10 Mike Schmidt hits a ball off public address speaker on Astrodome roof

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • Jun 10 Rumor's government in Italy resigns
  • Jun 10 "Feel Like Makin' Love" single released by Roberta Flack (Billboard Song of the Year 1974)
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 14 Angels' Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 Red Sox in 12 innings

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

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Jun 14 "All the President's Men" by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward detailing their Watergate investigation is published by Simon and Schuster in the US

Investigative Reporter Carl Bernstein
Investigative Reporter
Carl Bernstein
  • Jun 15 "Streak" by Ray Stevens hits #1 on UK pop chart

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jun 15 "Back Home Again" 8th studio album by John Denver is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1975)

Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver
  • Jun 16 74th US Golf Open: Hale Irwin shoots a 287 at Winged Foot GC NY
  • Jun 16 Sandra Haynie wins Lawson's LPGA Golf Open

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 16 73rd Men's French Open: Bjorn Borg beats Manuel Orantes (2-6, 6-7, 6-0, 6-1, 6-1)

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • Jun 16 73rd Women's French Open: Chris Evert beats Olga Morozova (6-1, 6-2)
  • 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 KC Royal Steve Busby 2nd no-hitter beats Milwaukee Brewers, 2-0
  • Jun 19 Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) suspends constitution

Film release premierFilm Release

Jun 20 "Chinatown", directed by Roman Polanski starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, is released

Actress Faye Dunaway
Faye Dunaway
Actor Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
Film Producer Robert Evans
Film Producer
Robert Evans
  • 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 23 20th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Haynie
  • Jun 24 India all out for 42 in Lord's Test cricket in 77 mins
  • Jun 24 Steve Busby retires 1st 9 White Sox to set AL record with 33 consecutive batters retired
  • 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 "Flip Wilson Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 27 US president Nixon visits USSR
  • Jun 28 Fall of earth & rocks kill 200 (Quebrada Blanca Canyon, Colombia)
  • Jun 28 Wings release "Band on the Run" & "Zoo Gang" in UK
  • Jun 29 Military coup in Ethiopia
  • Jun 30 2nd du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Carole Jo Skala
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 1 Alanis Morisette, Canadian-America vocalist (Jagged Little Pill), born in Ottawa, Ontario

Singer-Songwriter Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette
  • Jun 1 Akis Zikos, Greek footballer
  • Jun 2 Tammy Holmes, female outfielder (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Berkeley, California
  • Jun 2 Matt Serra, American mixed martial ar
  • Jun 2 Gata Kamsky, American chess player
  • Jun 3 Alison McCreary, Florence Alabama, Miss America (Alabama-4th-1997)
  • Jun 3 Ashaundai Smith, CFL receiver (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Jun 3 Bryan Still, wide receiver (San Diego Chargers)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 3 Kelly Jones, Welsh singer (Stereophonics), born in Cwmaman, Wales

Singer Kelly Jones
Kelly Jones
  • Jun 3 Arianne Zuker, American actress
  • Jun 4 Darin Erstad, outfielder (California Angels)
  • Jun 4 James Miller, Australian pole vaulter (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 4 Johnny Taylor, NBA forward (Orlando Magic)
  • Jun 4 Lyndsay Kahler, Orange California, Miss America-California (1997)
  • Jun 4 Andrew Gwynne, British politician
  • Jun 4 Stefan Lessard, American musician
  • Jun 5 Chad Allen [Lazzari], American actor (David-Our House, St Elsewhere), born in Cerritos, California
  • Jun 5 Russ Ortiz, American baseball player
  • Jun 6 Brooke Wilkins, Australian softball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • Jun 6 Patrick Hape, tight end (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Jun 6 Danny Strong, American actor
  • Jun 6 Sonya Walger, British actress
  • Jun 6 Uncle Kracker [Matthew Shafer], American singer and rapper (Follow Me, Drift Away), born in Mount Clemens, Michigan
  • Jun 7 Jason Caswell, Winnipeg Manitoba, Skeet shooter (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 7 Mahesh Bhupathi, India, tennis pro
  • Jun 7 Bear Grylls, British survivor
  • Jun 8 Gabe Northern, defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
  • Jun 9 Jana Nejedly, Canadian tennis player (Olympics-96), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Jun 9 Jon Harris, defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jun 9 Samoth, Norwegian guitarist (Emperor, Zyklon)
  • Jun 9 Tim Shaw, British radio personality
  • Jun 9 Randy Winn, American baseball player
  • Jun 11 Emilee Klein, LPGA golfer (1995 SAFECO Classic-2nd), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Jun 11 Tatiana Ignatieva, Minsk Belarus, tennis star (1994 Futures-Sopot POL)
  • Jun 12 Kerry Kittles, NBA guard (NJ Nets)
  • Jun 12 Vanessa Baker, Australia, diver (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 12 Hideki Matsui, Japanese baseball player
  • Jun 13 Elli Overton, Canadian Australian swimmer (Olympics-5th-92, 96)
  • Jun 13 Harvey Esajas, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • Jun 13 Valeri Bure, NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens, Oly-S-98), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Jun 13 Selma Björnsdóttir, Icelandic singer
  • Jun 13 Steve-O, American television personality
  • Jun 13 Brande Roderick, American actress
  • Jun 13 Takahiro Sakurai, Japanese voice actor
  • Jun 14 Rod Payne, corner (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Jun 14 Jang Jin-young, South Korean actress
  • Jun 14 Phillip Rhys, British actor
  • Jun 15 Any Lynn Ciccolella, Monument Colorado, Miss America-Colorado (1996)
  • Jun 15 Scott Tunkin, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics-1996)
  • Jun 16 Paul Lee, British sculptural artist
  • Jun 17 Evangelia Psarra, Greek archer
  • Jun 18 Bumper Robinson, actor (Webster, Night Court)
  • Jun 18 Keith Poole, wide receiver (New Orleans Saints)
  • Jun 18 Vincenzo Montella, Italian footballer
  • Jun 19 Doug Mientkiewicz, American baseball player
  • Jun 20 Jami Ferrell, playmate (Jan 1997), born in Munncie, Indiana
  • Jun 21 Rob Kelly, safety (New Orleans Saints)
  • Jun 21 Natasha Desborough, British radio personality
  • Jun 21 Craig Lowndes, Australian racing driver
  • Jun 21 Rob Kelly, American football player
  • Jun 21 Neely Jenkins, American musician
  • Jun 22 Mark Wetges, field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96), born in Walnut Creek, California
  • Jun 22 Nicole Juvan, Miss America-Vermont (1997), born in Essex Junction, Vermont
  • Jun 22 Donald Faison, American actor
  • Jun 22 Joseph Vijay, Indian actor
  • Jun 23 Dontonio Wingfield, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers)
  • Jun 23 Lisa Bamford, Miss America-NC (1996), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Jun 23 Maria Carolina Christina, Princess of Netherlands
  • Jun 23 Mark Hendrickson, NBA forward (Sacramento Kings)
  • Jun 23 Joel Edgerton, Australian actor
  • Jun 24 Adam Treu, guard/tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • Jun 24 Carrie Zarse, diver (Olympics-96), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 25 Lee Cole, WLAF cornerback (Rhein Fire)
  • Jun 25 Leeland McElroy, running back (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Jun 25 Vernon Crawford, linebacker (New England Patriots)
  • Jun 25 Jim LaMarca, American bass guitarist (Chimaira)
  • Jun 25 Karisma Kapoor, Indian actress
  • Jun 25 Nisha Ganatra, Canadian film director

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 26 Derek Jeter, American baseball shortstop (NY Yankees, Rookie of Year 1996), born in Pequannock, New Jersey

Baseball Player Derek Jeter
Baseball Player
Derek Jeter
  • Jun 26 Dieter Kalt, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • Jun 26 Jason Kendall, catcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in San Diego, California
  • Jun 26 Matt Striker, American professional wrestler
  • Jun 26 Jeff Frankenstein, American musician (Newsboys)
  • Jun 26 Nicole Saba, Lebanese singer
  • Jun 27 Juran Bolden, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jun 27 Big Moe, American musician (Screwed Up Click)
  • Jun 27 Christian Kane, American actor and singer
  • Jun 28 Atilla Buday, Canadian canoeist (Olympics-96), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Jun 28 Josh[ua] Crosby, Manchester Mass, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • Jun 28 Karim Abdul-Jabaar, running back (Miami Dolphins)
  • Jun 28 Rob Dyrdek, Professional skateboarder
  • Jun 30 Michelle Kang, Fredericksburg Virginia, Miss America-Virginia (1997)
  • Jun 30 Melanie Lambert American ice skater
  • Jun 30 Hezekiel Sepeng, Potchefstroom South Africa, South African athlete

Famous Weddings

  • Jun 5 "Sly and the Family Stone" frontman Sly Stone (31) weds model-actress Kathy Silva at Madison Square Garden

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 7 Actor Richard Harris (43) weds actress Ann Turkel (27)

Actor and Singer Richard Harris
Actor and Singer
Richard Harris

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 8 NBA forward Jerry Lucas (34) weds second wife Sharalee Beard

NBA Forward Jerry Lucas
NBA Forward
Jerry Lucas

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 26 Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 5th divorce from actor Richard Burton

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 2 Elliott Sullivan, actor (Sergeant), dies at 66
  • Jun 2 Waldemar F Eric Marx, cricketer (3 Tests South Africa v Aust 1921-22), dies
  • Jun 2 Hiroshi Kazato, Japanese racing driver (b. 1949)
  • Jun 6 Blanche Yurka, actress (Tale of 2 Cities, Cry of Werewolf), dies at 86

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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 9 Phillip Tead, American actor (The Front Page, Lightnin', Fighting Blade), dies at 80
  • 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 14 Knud Christian Jeppesen, composer, dies at 81
  • Jun 17 Pamela Britton, actress (Blondie, My Favorite Martian), dies at 50
  • Jun 17 Yadavendra Singh, cricketer (Yuvraj of Patiala, Test for India), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov
Marshal of the Soviet Union
Georgy Zhukov
  • Jun 18 Júlio César de Mello e Souza, Brazilian writer (b. 1896)
  • Jun 22 Horace Lindrum, Australian snooker and billiards player (b. 1912)
  • Jun 22 Darius Milhaud, French composer (b. 1892)
  • Jun 25 Cornelius Lanczos, Hungarian mathematician, dies at 81
  • Jun 28 Frank Sutton, American actor (Sgt Vince Carter-Gomer Pyle USMC), dies at 50
  • Jun 30 Alberta King, mother of Martin Luther King Jr., assassinated in church
  • Jun 30 Vannevar Bush, American engineer and politician (b. 1890)