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

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

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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
  • 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

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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
Singer
Elton John
  • 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

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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 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 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 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

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Nov 28 Bowie Kuhn suspends George Steinbrenner for 2 years

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

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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, Indian cricketer (281 vs Australia 2001), born in Hyderabad, India
  • Nov 2 Alex Tanaka, American actor (Saja-Swan's Crossing), born in Huntington, New York
  • Nov 2 Ruslan Salei, Belarusian NHL defenseman (Belarus, Olympics 1998, 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 (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 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 interestLeonardo DiCaprio

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 (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 20 Brad Williams, cricketer (Victoria & Young Australia fast bowler)
  • Nov 20 Drew Ginn, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 20 Jerald Moore, running back (St Louis Rams)
  • Nov 20 Kirk Reynolds, Outlook Saskatchwan, trap shooter (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 20 Marissa Ryan, actress (Elizabeth MacGillis-Major Dad)
  • 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 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, Olympic bronze 1998)
  • 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 24 Dave Aizer, US television host
  • 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, gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Kamloops, British Columbia
  • 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, 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 8 Ivory Joe Hunter "The Baron of the Boogie", American R&B singer and 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, 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 Pall Isolfsson, Icelandic composer, dies at 81
  • Nov 25 Nick Drake, rocker, 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 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