On This Day

Historical Events in March 1974

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 Australian cricketing brothers Ian (145) and Greg Chappell (162no) record 264 partnership in 1st Test draw vs New Zealand at Wellington; Ian (121) and Greg (133) double up with centuries in 2nd innings
  • Mar 1 Watergate grand jury indicts 7 presidential aides

Music awardsGrammy 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 Australian cricket batsman Greg Chappell makes 247no in drawn 1st Test vs NZ in Wellington; also hits 133 in 2nd innings; brother Ian 145 and 121 also scores twin centuries
  • Mar 3 "Sextet" opens at Bijou Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • Mar 3 Despite Billy Harris' hat trick Islanders lose 3-4
  • 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!" musical written by Richard & Robert Sherman opens at Shubert Theater, NYC for 341 performances (top-grossing production 1974)
  • Mar 6 An unnamed Italian industrialist loses a record $1,920,000 at roulette over 5 hours in Monte Carlo Casino

  • Mar 6 Australian cricketing brothers Ian (145 & 121) and Greg Chappell (247no and 133) score unique twin centuries in drawn 1st Test vs New Zealand in Wellington
  • 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 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 M├ędici resigns
  • Mar 16 1st performance at new Grand Ole Opry House at Opryland in Nashville
  • Mar 16 Both Wales (12-16 v England) and France (6-19 v Scotland) lose their final round matches handing Ireland their 8th Five Nations Rugby Championship
  • Mar 18 Most Arab oil producing nations end embargo against US
  • Mar 19 Jefferson Starship begins their 1st tour
  • Mar 20 "The Super Cops" directed by Gordon Parks premieres in NYC, New York
  • 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: North Carolina State beats Marquette, 76-64; Wolfpack first title; first tournament officially designated as a Division I championship

Music releaseMusic Recording

Mar 25 Barbra Streisand records the album "Butterfly"

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and 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

Historic DiscoveryTerracotta Army Discovered

Mar 29 Chinese farmers discover the Terracotta Army near Xi'an, 8,000 clay warrior statues buried to guard the tomb of China's 1st emperor, Qin Shi Huang
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The Terracotta army standing guarding at the tomb of China's 1st emperor, Qin Shi Huang
The Terracotta army standing guarding at the tomb of China's 1st emperor, Qin Shi Huang
  • Mar 30 128th Grand National: Brian Fletcher aboard Red Rum wins for the 2nd consecutive year; horse goes on to win 1977 race for 3 GN victories; Fletcher's record 3rd GN win
  • Mar 31 American golfer Lee Trevino goes bogey-free for the full 4 rounds as he wins the Greater New Orleans Open by 8 strokes from Bobby Cole and Ben Crenshaw