What Happened in November 1974

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Fire kills 189 in less than 25 min (Sao Paulo Brazil)
  • Nov 1 UN affirms independence of Cyprus

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 2 Braves trade Hank Aaron to Milwaukee Brewers for OF Dave May

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 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 3 "Lorelei" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 320 performances
  • Nov 3 Chako Higuchi wins Japan LPGA Golf Classic
  • 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 Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 6 Dodger Mike Marshall is 1st relief pitcher to win Cy Young Award
  • Nov 7 63rd Davis Cup: South Africa beats India in (w/o)
  • Nov 8 Britiish peer the Earl of Lucan disappears and is never seen again after his nanny is found murdered in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Serial Killer Ted Bundy
Serial Killer
Ted Bundy

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 8 "Greatest Hits" 11th studio album by Elton John is released

Singer Elton John
Elton John
  • Nov 10 2nd meeting of Giants-Jets, Jets even series at 1 with 26-20 OT win
  • Nov 10 Montreal Canadiens shutout Washington Capitals 11-0
  • 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
  • Nov 13 Dodgers Steve Garvey wins NL MVP

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Music release#1 in the Charts

Nov 16 John Lennon's only solo #1 "Whatever Gets You Through the Night"

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Nov 16 Milwaukee Bucks lose their 11th straight NBA game (team record)
  • Nov 16 ABBA begin their first tour of Europe - their first tour outside of Sweden
  • Nov 17 Bonnie Bryant wins Bill Branch LPGA Golf Classic
  • Nov 17 Union of Banana Exporting Countries (UPEB) forms
  • Nov 17 Aliança Operário-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 Test Cricket debut of Gordon Greenidge & Viv Richards, at Bangalore
  • 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)
  • Nov 24 62nd CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 20-7

AgreementTreaty of Interest

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 24 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Errol Golf Classic
  • Nov 24 24th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty wins
  • 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
  • Nov 26 Greenidge scores 107 in 2nd innings of Test Cricket debut v India
  • Nov 27 Cardinals outfielder Bake McBride wins NL Rookie of Year

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 28 Bowie Kuhn suspends George Steinbrenner for 2 years

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 29 Coco the Clown [Nicolai Poliakoff] special memorial service held at St. Paul's Cathedral, London, England

Famous Clown Coco the Clown
Famous Clown
Coco the Clown
  • Nov 29 39th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 17-13 in Birmingham
  • Nov 30 "Good Evening" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 438 performances
  • Nov 30 "Mack & Mabel" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 66 performances
  • Nov 30 20th time Islanders shut-out (3-0 vs Canucks)
  • Nov 30 Most complete early human skeleton (Lucy, Australopithecus) discovered by Donald Johanson, Maurice Taieb, Yves Coppens and Tim White in the Middle Awash of Ethiopia's Afar Depression

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 V V S Laxman, cricketer (Indian Test batsman v South Africa 1996- )
  • Nov 2 Alex Tanaka, American actor (Saja-Swan's Crossing), born in Huntington, New York
  • Nov 2 Ruslan Salei, Belarusian NHL defenseman (Belarus, Oly-98, Anaheim), born in Minsk, Belarus
  • Nov 2 Orlando Cabrera, Colombian baseball player, born in Cartagena, Colombia
  • Nov 2 Nelly [Cornell Haynes Jr.], American rapper, born in Austin, Texas
  • Nov 2 Prodigy [Albert Johnson], American rapper (Mobb Deep), born in Hempstead, Long Island, New York (d. 2017)
  • Nov 3 Tariq Abdul Wahad, NBA forward (Sacramento Kings)
  • Nov 4 Cedric Bixler-Zavala, American musician (At the Drive-In, The Mars Volta), born in Redwood City. California
  • Nov 5 Conrad Hamilton, cornerback (NY Giants)
  • Nov 5 Jerry Stackhouse, NBA guard/forward (Detroit Pistons, Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Nov 5 Dado Pršo, Croatian footballer
  • Nov 5 Angela Gossow, German vocalist (Arch Enemy)
  • Nov 5 Ryan Adams, American musician
  • Nov 6 Frank Vandenbroucke, Belgian road racing cyclist, born in Mouscron, Belgium (d. 2009)
  • Nov 7 Kris Benson, Konnesaw TX, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • Nov 7 Tarek Saleh, linebacker (Carolina Panthers)
  • Nov 7 Chris Summers, Norwegian drummer (Turbonegro)
  • Nov 8 Masashi Kishimoto, Japanese manga author
  • Nov 8 Seishi Kishimoto, Japanese manga author
  • Nov 9 Dah-ve Chodan, actress (Tia-Uncle Buck)
  • Nov 9 Traci Toguchi, Miss America-Hawaii (1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Nov 9 Alessandro Del Piero, Italian footballer
  • Nov 9 Joe C. [Joseph Calleja], American rapper (hype man for Kid Rock), born in Taylor, Michigan (d. 2000)
  • Nov 10 Niko Hurme, Finnish musician

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 11 Leonardo DiCaprio, American actor (The Departed, Inception, The Wolf of Wall Street), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Nov 11 Phillip Ward, linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Nov 11 Static Major, American singer (d. 2008)
  • Nov 12 Tamala Jones, American actress
  • Nov 14 David Moscow, actor (Big)
  • Nov 14 Adam Walsh, American murder victim (d. 1981)
  • Nov 15 Fred Brock, wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Nov 15 Chad Kroeger, Canadian singer
  • Nov 16 Eric Judy, American Musician
  • Nov 16 Maurizio Margaglio, Italian ice dancer
  • Nov 16 Paul Scholes, British footballer
  • Nov 17 Abbygale Williamson Arenas, Miss Universe-Photogenic (Phil, 1997)
  • Nov 17 Marc Edwards, NFL fullback (SF 49ers)
  • Nov 17 Leslie Bibb, American actress
  • Nov 17 Berto Romero, Spanish humorist
  • Nov 18 Autumn Smith, Miss USA-Alabama (1997, top 10)
  • Nov 18 Christian Schmidt, actor (Mullers Baro)
  • Nov 18 Chloë Sevigny, American actress
  • Nov 19 Orlando Fuentes, Ellsworth AFB SD, half-lightweight judoka (Oly-96)
  • Nov 20 Brad Williams, cricketer (Victoria & Young Australia fast bowler)
  • Nov 20 Drew Ginn, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • Nov 20 Jerald Moore, running back (St Louis Rams)
  • Nov 20 Kirk Reynolds, Outlook Saskatchwan, trap shooter (Olympics-96)
  • Nov 20 Marissa Ryan, actress (Elizabeth MacGillis-Major Dad)
  • Nov 21 Casey Patton, boxer (Olympics-96), born in London, Ontario
  • Nov 21 Tremain Mack, strong safety (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Nov 22 Meike Babel, Langen Germany, tennis star (1991 Futures-Paderborn-GER)
  • Nov 22 Joe Nathan, American baseball player
  • Nov 23 Jamie Sharper, linebacker (Baltimore Ravens)
  • Nov 23 Malik Rose, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs)
  • Nov 23 Saku Koivu, Turku Fin, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens, Oly-B-98)
  • Nov 23 Tora Suber, WNBA guard (Charlotte Sting)
  • Nov 23 Tyrus McCloud, linebacker (Baltimore Ravens)
  • Nov 24 Stephen Merchant, British comedian
  • Nov 24 Taro Yamamoto, Japanese actor
  • Nov 25 Cynthia Geyn Brown, playmate (May, 1995), born in San Jose, California
  • Nov 26 David Barnard, WLAF defensive tackle (Scotland Claymores)
  • Nov 26 Jamie Jones, singer (All 4 One)
  • Nov 26 Richard Ikeda, Kamloops BC, gymnist (Olympics-96)
  • Nov 26 Tammy Lynn Michaels, American actress
  • Nov 27 Lee Vaughn, cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Nov 28 Jason Ferguson, defensive tackle (NY Jets)
  • Nov 28 Joerg Heckenbach, WLAF receiver (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Nov 28 apl.de.ap, American rapper (Black Eyed Peas)
  • Nov 28 András Tölcséres, Hungarian footballer
  • Nov 28 Kristian Schmid, Australian actor
  • Nov 29 Pavol Demitra, Dubnica Slo, NHL right wing (Ottawa Senators, Blues)
  • Nov 29 Lin Chi-ling, Taiwanese model
  • Nov 30 Luther Broughton, HB (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Nov 30 Marcellus Wiley, defensive end (Buffalo Bills)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Ralf Harolde, American actor (Framed, Smart Money, Tip-off), dies at 75
  • Nov 4 Edgar Fernhout, Dutch painter/son of Charley Toorop, dies at 62
  • Nov 5 Stafford Repp, actor (Chief O'Hara-Batman), dies at 56
  • Nov 7 Rodolfo Acosta, actor (Passion, Littlest Outlaw), dies at 54
  • Nov 7 Eric Linklater, British author (b. 1899)
  • Nov 8 Ivory Joe Hunter "The Baron of the Boogie", American Rhythm and Blues singer-songwriter, dies at 60
  • Nov 9 Egon Joseph Wellesz, Austrian composer/musicologist, dies at 89
  • Nov 11 Alfonso Leng, composer, dies at 80
  • Nov 11 Jane Ace, comedian (Easy Aces), dies at 74
  • Nov 12 Charles Quinlivan, actor (7 Guns to Mesa), dies at 50
  • Nov 13 Karen Silkwood, killed in a car crash under suspicious circumstances
  • Nov 13 Vittorio de Sica, Italian actor and director (Bicycle Thieves, Sciuscià), dies at 73
  • Nov 14 Johnny Mack Brown, American actor (Lawman is Born, Back Trail), dies from a cardiac condition at 70
  • Nov 15 James Morrison, American actor (Wine of Youth, Little Detectives), dies on his birthday at 86
  • Nov 16 Walther Meissner, German physicist (Meissner Effect), dies at 91
  • Nov 17 Clive Brook, British actor and director (List of Adrian Messenger, On Approval), dies at 87
  • Nov 19 George Brunies, American musician (b. 1902)
  • Nov 21 Frank Martin, Swiss composer (In Terra Fax), dies at 84
  • Nov 23 Cornelius Ryan, Irish war reporter and historian (Bridge too Far), dies at 54
  • Nov 23 Pall Isolfsson, Icelandic composer, dies at 81
  • Nov 25 Nick Drake, rocker, dies of a drug overdose at 26
  • Nov 25 Rosemary Lane, actress (Chatterbox, 4 Wives), dies at 61
  • 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
  • Nov 29 James J. Braddock, American heavyweight boxer (b. 1905)
  • Nov 30 Bert Gordon [Barney Gorodetsky], American comedian, dies at 79