What Happened in March 1974

Historical Events


Music concertMusic Concert

Mar 1 George Harrison announces his concert tour of US in November

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • Mar 1 Ian & Greg Chappell make 264 partnership v NZ cricket at Wellington
  • Mar 1 Watergate grand jury indicts 7 presidential aides

Music awardsMusic Awards

Mar 2 16th Grammy Awards: Roberta Flack Best Record - "Killing Me Softly", Stevie Wonder Best Album - "Innervisions"

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Wonder
  • 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 "Sextet" opens at Bijou Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • Mar 3 Despite Billy Harris' hat trick Islanders lose 3-4
  • Mar 3 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
  • Mar 3 Turkish Airlines Flight 981 crashes in the Ermenonville Forest outside Paris, killing all 346 people onboard
  • Mar 4 David Hares' "Knuckle" premieres in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 4 Harold Wilson replaces resigning Edward Heath as British premier

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson
British Prime Minister
Harold Wilson
British Prime Minister Edward Heath
British Prime Minister
Edward Heath
  • Mar 5 "Candide" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 740 performances
  • Mar 5 Ralph Stewart failed in 2nd Islander penalty shot
  • Mar 6 "Over Here" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 341 performances
  • Mar 6 An Italian loses a record $1,920,000 at roulette in Monte Carlo
  • Mar 6 Australian brothers an & Greg Chappell both score cricket centuries vs New Zealand
  • 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 9 21st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Maryland, 103-100 (OT)
  • Mar 10 "Sextet" closes at Bijou Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • Mar 10 Carol Mann wins LPGA S&H Green Stamp Golf Classic
  • 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

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Mar 12 Ted Bundy victim Donna Manson disappears from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington (body never found)

Serial Killer Ted Bundy
Serial Killer
Ted Bundy
  • 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 17 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Bing Crosby Golf Classic International
  • 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 24 36th NCAA Mens Basketball Championship: NC State beats Marquette 76-64

Music releaseMusic Recording

Mar 25 Barbra Streisand records the album "Butterfly"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

Music awardsMusic Awards

Mar 25 9th Academy of Country Music Awards: Charlie Rich and Loretta Lynn win

Singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn
Singer-songwriter
Loretta Lynn

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Mar 26 George Foreman TKOs Ken Norton in 2 for heavyweight boxing title in Caracas, Venezuela

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • 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
  • Mar 30 128th Grand National: Brian Fletcher aboard Red Rum wins

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Mark-Paul Gosselaar, actor (Zack-Saved by the Bell)
  • Mar 1 Stephen Davis, running back (Washington Redskins)
  • Mar 2 Martine Dessureault, 50m swimmer (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Mar 2 Monika Niederstätter, Italian athlete
  • Mar 3 Jared Rushton, actor (Big, Honey I Shrank the Kids)
  • Mar 3 David Faustino, actor (I Had 3 Wives, Bud-Married With Children), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 3 Paula Malai Ali, Malaysian-Bruneian TV Presenter and Actress
  • Mar 4 Jarrett Deuling, Vernon, NHL left wing (NY Islanders)
  • Mar 4 Karol Kucera, Bratislava Slovakia, tennis star (1995-Rosmalen)
  • Mar 4 Sherry Wigginton, diver (Olympics-96), born in Austin, Texas
  • Mar 4 Ariel Ortega, Argentine footballer
  • Mar 4 ICS Vortex (Simen Hestnæs), Norwegian vocalist (Arcturus)
  • Mar 4 Tommy Phelps, American baseball player
  • Mar 5 Brad Schumacher, American 400m/800m freesytyle (Olympics-gold-96)
  • Mar 5 Hans Bond, Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam)

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Mar 5 Kevin Connolly, American actor (Beverly Hillbillies, Rocky V, Angus), born in Patchogue, New York

  • Mar 5 Jens Jeremies, German footballer
  • Mar 5 Matt Lucas, English comedian

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 5 Eva Mendes, American actress (Training Day, 2 Fast 2 Furious), born in Miami, Florida

Actress Eva Mendes
Actress
Eva Mendes
  • Mar 6 Sebastian Siegel, British-American actor
  • Mar 7 Joost Volmer, soccer player (FC Twente)
  • Mar 7 Facundo Sava, Argentine footballer
  • Mar 7 Larry Bagby, American actor and musician
  • Mar 7 Jenna Fischer, American actress (The Office), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Mar 8 Steve Sarkisian, CFL quarterback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Mar 8 Toran James, linebacker (San Diego Chargers)
  • Mar 8 Mike Moriarty, American baseball player
  • Mar 9 Mark Harrity, cricketer (promising South Aust left-arm fast bowler)
  • Mar 10 Hugo Ferreira, American rock musician
  • Mar 11 Billy Granville, linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Mar 11 David Cameron, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • Mar 11 Kevin Donovan, Des Plaines Ill, figure skater (1997 Great Lakes-2nd)
  • Mar 11 Jon Dalton, the infamous "Jonny Fairplay" from the 7th and 16th season of Survivor
  • Mar 12 Chris Carr, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Minn Timberwolves)
  • Mar 13 Corinna Broiz, Garberville Colo, lightweight judoka (Olympics-96)
  • Mar 13 Thomas Enqvist, tennis star (1991 Wimbledon jr boys), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Mar 13 Vampeta, Brazilian footballer
  • Mar 14 Justine Joyce, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • Mar 15 Imad Baba, Humble Tx, soccer midfielder (Olympics-gold-96)
  • Mar 15 Robert Fick, American baseball player
  • Mar 15 John "Beatz" Holohan, American musician
  • Mar 16 Heath Streak, cricketer (Zimbabwean pace bowler 1993-)
  • Mar 16 Lamont Burns, guard (NY Jets)
  • Mar 16 Georgios Anatolakis, Greek footballer
  • Mar 16 Fotini Vavatsi, Greek archer
  • Mar 17 Eric Lane, running back (NY Giants)
  • Mar 17 John Hall, kicker (NY Jets)
  • Mar 17 Marisa Coughlan, American actress
  • Mar 17 Mark Dolan, TV show host
  • Mar 18 Petra Kamstra, Rotterdam Holland, tennis star (1995 Surabaya doubles)
  • Mar 18 Tina Krizan, Maribor Slovenia, tennis star (1995 Surabaya doubles)
  • Mar 18 Torrian Gray, safety (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Mar 19 Jennifer Lynn Drayton, Saginaw Michigan, Miss America-Michigan (1997)
  • Mar 19 John Coppinger, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in El Paso, Texas
  • Mar 19 Vida Guerra, Cuban-American swimsuit model
  • Mar 20 P J Bogart, American diver (Olympics-96), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 20 Paula Garces, Colombian actress
  • Mar 20 Andrzej Pilipiuk, Polish writer
  • Mar 21 Laura Allen, American actress
  • Mar 21 Jose Clayton, Tunisian footballer
  • Mar 22 Marcus Camby, NBA forward (Toronto Raptors)
  • Mar 22 Tuomas Gronman, NHL defenseman (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998, Pitts)
  • Mar 22 Philippe Clement, Belgian footballer
  • Mar 22 Kidada Jones, American actress
  • Mar 23 Eric Washington, NBA guard (Denver Nuggets)
  • Mar 23 Scott Galyon, linebacker (NY Giants)
  • Mar 23 Tony Alberda, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen, Emmen)
  • Mar 24 Terry Killens, linebacker (Tennessee Oilers)
  • Mar 24 Chad Butler, American drummer (Switchfoot)
  • Mar 24 Alyson Hannigan, American actress (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, How I met Your Mother), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Mar 25 Mike Adams, wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Mar 25 Vyninka Arlow, Australia, diver (Olympics-96)
  • Mar 25 Lark Voorhies, American actress
  • Mar 26 Alfred Shipman, CFL slot back (BC Lions)
  • Mar 26 Hakeem Abdul-samad, rocker (Boys)
  • Mar 26 Irina Spirlea, Bucharest Romania, tennis star (1996 Amelia Island)
  • Mar 26 Mike Peca, NHL center (Buffalo Sabres), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Mar 27 Russ Haas, wrestler (d. 2001)
  • Mar 27 Gaizka Mendieta, Spanish footballer
  • Mar 28 K C Jones, NFL center (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Mar 28 Mark King, English snooker player
  • Mar 28 Scott Mills, British radio disc jockey
  • Mar 29 Kristoffer Cusick, American actor
  • Mar 29 Marc Gené, Spanish racing car driver
  • Mar 30 Martin Love, cricketer (high scoring Queensland batsman, Aust 1995)
  • Mar 31 Anthony Hicks, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Mar 31 Carol Ann Plante, actress (Sara Henderson-Harry & the Hendersons)
  • Mar 31 James Burgess, linebacker (San Diego Chargers)
  • Mar 31 Jason Odom, tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Mar 31 Stefan Olsdal, Swedish bassist (Placebo)
  • Mar 31 Benjamin Eicher, Swiss film director

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 1 Jos de Haes, Flemish philological/poet (Azuren Holte), dies at 53
  • Mar 1 Bobby Timmons, American jazz pianist (b. 1935)
  • Mar 2 Barbara Ruick, American actress and singer (Jerry Colonna Show), dies from a cerebral hemorrhage at 43
  • Mar 2 Salvador Puig Antich, Spanish anarchist (b. 1948)
  • Mar 3 Barbara Ruick, actress (Carousel, Fearless Fagan), dies at 43
  • Mar 3 Frank Wilcox, American actor (Beverly Hillbillies), dies from a heart attack at 66
  • Mar 4 Adolph Gottlieb, US painter, dies at 71
  • Mar 5 Billy Dewolfe, American character actor (Good Morning World), dies of lung cancer at 67
  • Mar 5 Solomon I "Sol" Hurok, US impresario, dies at 85
  • Mar 5 Billy De Wolfe, American actor (b. 1907)
  • Mar 7 Alberto Rabagliati, Italian singer and actor (b. 1906)
  • Mar 8 Christian van Geel, Dutch poet/sculptor (Spinroc), dies at 56
  • Mar 8 Willem "Wim" Sonneveld, Dutch actor (Silk Stockings), dies at 56
  • Mar 9 Earl W Sutherland Jr, US pharmacologist (Nobel 1971), dies at 58
  • Mar 10 June Harrison, actress (Land of the Lawless), dies at 48
  • Mar 10 Quinto Maganini, American composer (The Argonauts), dies at 76
  • 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 13 Howard St John, American actor (Investigator, Dr Lewis-Hank), dies from a heart attack at 68
  • Mar 13 Janos Prohaska, actor (Andy Williams Show), dies at 52
  • Mar 17 [Robert] Carroll Nye, American actor (Gone with the Wind), dies at 72
  • Mar 17 Louis I Kahn, Estonia/US architect, dies at about 73
  • Mar 18 David C Imboden, actor (King of Kings), dies at 87
  • Mar 19 Anne Klien, fashion designer, dies at 51
  • Mar 19 Edward Platt, actor (Chief-Get Smart), dies at 58
  • Mar 19 Hertha Kuusinen, Finnish communist/daughter of Otto K, dies at 70
  • Mar 20 Chet Huntley, newscaster (NBC Huntley-Brinkley Report), dies at 62
  • Mar 20 [Lavinia] Marian Fleming Poe, African American advocate in Virginia, dies at 83
  • Mar 21 Candy Darling [James Slattery], American transgender actress (Flesh, Women in Revolt), dies at 29
  • Mar 22 Peter Revson, US race car driver (Indianapolis 500), dies at 35
  • Mar 24 Doris Deane, dies at 74
  • Mar 24 Yoshida Isoya, Japanese architect (modern sukiya style), dies at 79
  • Mar 25 Otto Waldis, Austrian actor (Unknown World, Whip Hand), dies at 72
  • Mar 28 Dorothy Fields, US singer (Way you Look Tonight), dies at 68
  • Mar 28 Francoise Rosay, actress (Interlude, Women in Prison), dies at 82
  • Mar 28 Arthur Crudup, American blues singer and guitarist, dies of heart attack at 68
  • Mar 29 Seton I Miller, writer, dies at 71
  • Mar 30 Ludovicus J Rogier, Dutch historian (Reborn in Freedom), dies at 79
  • Mar 31 Andrea Checci, actress (2 Women, Assassin, Black Sunday), dies at 57