On This Day

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

Sports History

Nov 2 Atlanta Braves trade then MLB home run king Hank Aaron to Milwaukee Brewers for outfielder Dave May

  • 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

Music History

Nov 5 Dmitri Shostakovich 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

The Great Lord Lucan Mystery

Nov 8 British peer the Earl of Lucan disappears and is never seen again after his nanny is found murdered in London

Historic Event

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

Album Release

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

  • Nov 10 Montreal Canadiens shutout Washington Capitals 11-0

Music History

Nov 11 Operatic soprano Maria Callas makes her final public appearance in Sapporo, Japan

  • 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

Sports History

Nov 13 Dodgers Steve Garvey wins NL MVP

Music Single

Nov 15 Ringo Starr releases singles "Goodnight Vienna" and "Only You" in the UK

  • 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

#1 in the Charts

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

  • Nov 16 Milwaukee Bucks lose their 11th straight NBA game (team record)

Music History

Nov 16 ABBA begin their first tour of Europe - their first tour outside of Sweden

  • 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 17 Bonnie Bryant becomes the only left-handed player in history to win an LPGA Tour event; scores a 3-stroke victory in the Bill Branch Golf Classic in Fort Myers, Florida

Music History

Nov 18 "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" by English progressive rock band Genesis is released, their last to feature original frontman Peter Gabriel

  • 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 and Viv Richards, at Bangalore
  • Nov 22 UN General Assembly recognizes Palestine right to sovereignty
  • Nov 23 60 Ethiopia government officials executed
  • Nov 23 Alexis Argüello of Nicaragua knocks out Mexican defending champion Rubén Olivares in the 13th round at the Forum in Inglewood, California, to claim the WBA world featherweight boxing title
  • Nov 24 2 truck hijackers freed (3/3/1974)
  • Nov 24 CFL Grey Cup, Empire Stadium, Vancouver: Montreal Alouettes defeat Edmonton Eskimos, 20-7 on a slick, wet field

Treaty of Interest

Nov 24 Gerald Ford and Leonid Brezhnev agree to a framework for the SALT-II treaty to reduce each side's number of nuclear weapons, at the Vladivostok Summit

  • Nov 24 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 [1] [2]

Sports History

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 Greenidge scores 107 in 2nd innings of Test Cricket debut v India
  • Nov 27 Cardinals outfielder Bake McBride wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 28 John Lennon's last concert appearance, as a guest of Elton John, Madison Square Garden, New York City NYC; they perform "Whatever Gets You Thru the Night"; "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds"; and "I Saw Her Standing There"

Historic Event

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

  • 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)

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 V. V. S. Laxman, Indian cricket batsman (134 Tests; 8,781 runs @ 45.5; best 281, 2001), born in Hyderabad, Telangana
  • Nov 2 Alex Tanaka, American actor (Saja-Swan's Crossing), born in Huntington, New York
  • Nov 2 Ruslan Salei, Belarusian ice hockey defenceman (917 NHL games; died in Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash), born in Minsk, Belarus (d. 2011)
  • Nov 2 Orlando Cabrera, Colombian baseball shortstop (Gold Glove Award 2001, 07; Montreal Expos; Boston Red Sox), 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 [Olivier Saint-Jean], French basketball forward, 1997-2003 (1st French player in NBA; Sacramento Kings, Dallas Mavericks, and 2 other teams), born in Paris, France
  • Nov 4 Cedric Bixler-Zavala, American musician (At the Drive-In, The Mars Volta), born in Redwood City. California
  • Nov 4 Louise Redknapp, English singer-songwriter and TV personality, born in London, England
  • Nov 4 Kaws [Brian Donnelly], American artist and designer, born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Nov 5 Conrad Hamilton, American football cornerback (NY Giants), born in Alamogordo, New Mexico
  • Nov 5 Jerry Stackhouse, American NBA guard and forward (Detroit Pistons, Philadelphia 76ers), born in Kinston, North Carolina
  • Nov 5 Dado Pršo, Croatian footballer, born in Zadar, SFR Yugoslavia
  • Nov 5 Angela Gossow, German vocalist (Arch Enemy), born in Cologne, Germany
  • Nov 5 Ryan Adams, American musician, singer and songwriter (Whiskeytown - "Don't Be Sad"; solo -"New York, New York"), born in Jacksonville, North Carolina
  • Nov 5 Chris Sununu, American politician, Governor of New Hampshire (2017-), born in Salem, New Hampshire
  • Nov 6 Frank Vandenbroucke, Belgian road racing cyclist, born in Mouscron, Belgium (d. 2009)
  • Nov 7 Kris Benson, American baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Superior, Wisconsin
  • Nov 7 Tarek Saleh, American football linebacker (Carolina Panthers), born in Woodbridge, Connecticut
  • Nov 7 Chris Summers, Norwegian drummer (Turbonegro), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Nov 8 Masashi Kishimoto, Japanese manga author, born in Nagi, Okayama Prefecture, Japan
  • Nov 8 Seishi Kishimoto, Japanese manga author, born in Nagi, Okayama Prefecture, Japan
  • Nov 9 Dah-ve Chodan, actress (Tia-Uncle Buck)
  • Nov 9 Alessandro Del Piero, Italian footballer, born in Conegliano, Italy
  • 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 (Stala & so), born in Karkkila, Finland

Leonardo DiCaprio

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

  • Nov 11 Static Major [Stephen Garrett], American R&B singer and songwriter, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2008)
  • Nov 12 Tamala Jones, American actress, born in Pasadena, California
  • 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, guitarist, and songwriter (Nickelback "How You Remind Me"; "Photograph"), born in Hanna, Alberta
  • Nov 16 Eric Judy, American rock bassist (Modest Mouse), born in Issaquah, Washington
  • Nov 16 Maurizio Margaglio, Italian ice dancer, born in Milan, Italy
  • Nov 16 Paul Scholes, British footballer, born in Salford, United Kingdom
  • 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 Christian Schmidt, actor (Mullers Baro)
  • Nov 18 Chloë Sevigny, American actress
  • Nov 19 Orlando Fuentes, American half-lightweight judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Ellsworth SD
  • Nov 19 Tawnie Olson, Canadian contemporary classical composer, and educator
  • Nov 20 Brad Williams, Australian cricket fast bowler (4 Tests, 9 wickets; 25 ODIs, 35 wickets), born in Frankston, Australia
  • Nov 20 Drew Ginn, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in South Gippsland Shire, Australia
  • Nov 20 Jerald Moore, American football running back (St Louis Rams), born in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 20 Kirk Reynolds, Canadian trap shooter (Olympics 1996), born in Outlook, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Nov 20 Marissa Ryan, American actress (Elizabeth MacGillis-Major Dad), born in Manhattan, New York City, New York
  • Nov 21 Casey Patton, boxer (Olympics 1996), 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 pitcher (MLB All-Star 2004, 05, 08, 09, 12, 13; SF Giants, Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers), born in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 23 Jamie Sharper, linebacker (Baltimore Ravens), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Nov 23 Malik Rose, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 23 Saku Koivu, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens, Olympic bronze 1998), born in Turku, Finland
  • Nov 23 Tora Suber, WNBA guard (Charlotte Sting), born in Coatesville, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 23 Tyrus McCloud, American football linebacker (Baltimore Ravens), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Nov 24 Stephen Merchant, British comedian, writer, director, and actor (The Office; Extras; Life's Too Short), born in Hanham, Bristol, England
  • Nov 24 Taro Yamamoto, Japanese actor and politician, born in Takarazuka, Hyōgo, Japan
  • Nov 24 Dave Aizer, American television host (Slime Time Live)
  • Nov 26 Jamie Jones, American singer (All 4 One), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 26 Richard Ikeda, gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Kamloops, British Columbia
  • Nov 26 Tammy Lynn Michaels, American actress (Popular), born in Lafayette, Indiana
  • Nov 28 Jason Ferguson, defensive tackle (NY Jets)
  • Nov 28 apl.de.ap [Allan Pineda Lindo], Filipino-American rapper and producer (Black Eyed Peas - "I Gotta Feeling"), born in Angeles, Philippines
  • Nov 28 András Tölcséres, Hungarian footballer
  • Nov 28 Kristian Schmid, Australian actor
  • Nov 29 Pavol Demitra, Slovak NHL right wing (Ottawa Senators, Blues), born in Dubnica nad Váhom, Slovakia (d. 2011)
  • Nov 29 Lin Chi-ling, Taiwanese model, born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Nov 30 Marcellus Wiley, defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
  • Nov 30 Marina de Tavira, Mexican actress (Roma), born in Mexico City, Mexico

Famous Weddings

Thabo Mbeki

Nov 23 South African ANC leader Thabo Mbeki (32) marries social worker Zanele Dlamini (36) in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Ralf Harolde, American actor (Framed, Smart Money, Tip-off), dies at 75
  • Nov 4 Edgar Fernhout, Dutch painter and son of Charley Toorop, dies at 62
  • Nov 4 Bert Patenaude, American soccer forward (4 caps; scorer of first hat-trick in World Cup history, 1930), dies at 65
  • Nov 5 Stafford Repp, American actor (Playhouse 90, Batman, Plunder Road), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • Nov 7 Rodolfo Acosta, Mexican-American character actor (Salón México, The Fugitive, Littlest Outlaw), dies of cancer at 54
  • Nov 7 Eric Linklater, British novelist and poet (Blue Swallows), dies at 75
  • Nov 7 Sandra Rivett, English nanny to John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan, allegedly bludgeoned to death by Mr Lucan at 29 before he mysteriously disappeared
  • Nov 8 Ivory Joe Hunter "The Baron of the Boogie", American R&B singer, piano player, and songwriter ("Since I Met You Baby"), dies of lung cancer at 60
  • Nov 9 Egon Joseph Wellesz, Austrian-English composer, teacher and musicologist, dies at 89
  • Nov 11 Alfonso Leng, Chilean dentist and composer (Doloras), dies at 90
  • Nov 11 Jane Ace, American comedian (Easy Aces), dies at 74
  • Nov 12 Charles Quinlivan, American actor (Seven Guns to Mesa, Mr. Garlund), dies of a heart attack 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 19 Louise Fitzhugh, American author and illustrator (Harriet the Spy), dies at 46
  • 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 Páll Ísólfsson, Icelandic organist and composer, dies at 81
  • Nov 25 Nick Drake, English singer-songwriter (Pink Moon), dies of a drug overdose at 26
  • Nov 25 Rosemary Lane, American actress (An Angel from Texas, 4 Mothers, Harvest Melody), dies from diabetes and pulmonary obstruction at 61
  • Nov 26 Cyril Connolly, English intellectual (b. September 10, 1903)
  • Nov 27 Louis B Russell Jr, American longest living heart transplant, dies at 49
  • Nov 29 Haroldson L. Hunt, US multi-millionaire, dies at 85
  • Nov 29 Ouida Bergere, American scriptwriter (Peter Ibbetson), dies at 88
  • Nov 29 James J. Braddock, American boxer (World Heavyweight champion 1935-37), dies at 69
  • Nov 30 Bert Gordon [Barney Gorodetsky], American comedian, dies at 79