Historical Events in June 1974

  • Jun 1 "My Girl Bill" by Jim Stafford hits #12
  • 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 1 Bundy victim Brenda Ball disappears from Burien, Washington
  • Jun 1 Chemical plant explodes in Flixborough Lincolnshire killing 28 in UK
  • Jun 1 The Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims is published in the journal Emergency Medicine
  • Jun 2 Mali adopts constitution
  • Jun 2 Malta's constitution goes into effect

Historic Event

Jun 3 Yitzhak Rabin replaces resigning Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, and forms a new government

  • Jun 4 Never repeated 10 cent Beer Night at Cleveland, unruly fans stumble onto field and cause Indians to forfeit the game to Rangers with score tied 5-5 in 9th
  • Jun 4 NFL grants franchise to Seattle Seahawks
  • Jun 4 Saudi Arabia announces that it will increase its participation in Aramco to 60 percent

Sports History

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

  • 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 MLB San Diego 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" (for the first time)
  • Jun 8 US and Saudi Arabia sign military-economic contract
  • Jun 10 "Feel Like Makin' Love" single released by Roberta Flack (Billboard Song of the Year 1974)

Sports History

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

  • Jun 10 Rumor's government in Italy resigns
  • Jun 11 Bundy victim Georgann Hawkins disappears from UW, Seattle, Washington
  • Jun 11 Mel Stottlemyre sets an American League record by making his 272nd consecutive start without pitching a game in 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

Baseball Record

Jun 14 MLB Angels' Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 Boston Red Sox over 13 innings in a 15-inning 2-1 win for California at Anaheim Stadium

Historic Publication

Jun 15 "All the President's Men" by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward detailing their Watergate investigation is published by Simon and Schuster in the US

Album Release

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

French Open Women's Tennis

Jun 15 French Open Women's Tennis: American teenager Chris Evert beats Olga Morozova of Russia 6-1, 6-2 for first of a record 7 French singles titles

  • Jun 15 Novelty song "The Streak" by Ray Stevens hits #1 on UK pop chart

French Open Men's Tennis

Jun 16 French Open Men's Tennis: Björn Borg of Sweden wins first career Grand Slam title; beats Manuel Orantes of Spain 2-6, 6-7, 6-0, 6-1, 6-1

  • Jun 16 US Open Men's Golf, Winged Foot GC: Hale Irwin's score of 287 (+7) is good enough for the first of his 3 Open titles, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Forrest Fezler
  • 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 Royals pitcher Steve Busby throws his 2nd career no-hitter; beats Milwaukee Brewers, 2-0
  • Jun 19 Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) suspends constitution
  • 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 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Pleasant Valley CC: 1965 champion Sandra Haynie wins by 2 shots from JoAnn Carner
  • Jun 24 India is dismissed for 42 in 17 overs in 2nd Test defeat to England at Lord's; lowest total in country's Test cricket history; Chris Old 5-21, Geoff Arnold 4-19
  • Jun 24 Kansas City pitcher Steve Busby retires first 9 White Sox to set AL record with 33 consecutive batsmen retired; Royals still lose, 3-1 to Chicago
  • 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 and rocks kill 200 (Quebrada Blanca Canyon, Colombia)

Music Single

Jun 28 Paul McCartney & Wings release singles "Band on the Run" and "Zoo Gang" in UK

  • Jun 29 Military coup in Ethiopia
  • Jun 30 Canadian Open Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), Candiac GC: Carole Jo Skala wins by 3 from JoAnn Carner
  • Jun 30 Petty thief Peter Leonard sets fire to hide his burglary at a bowling alley, fires spreads next door to "Gulliver's" nightclub killing 24 (Port Chester, New York)
  • Jun 30 Soviet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defects to the West