Historical Events in November 1974

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

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 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

Album Release

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

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

  • 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 A salmon is discovered in the River Thames, England, for the first time since 1833
  • Nov 12 South Africa suspended from UN General Assembly over racial policies

Sports History

Nov 13 Dodgers Steve Garvey wins NL MVP

  • Nov 15 International Energy Agency formed in Paris within OECD framework in the wake of the 1973 oil crisis

Music Single

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

  • Nov 16 1st intentional interstellar radio message sent, Arecibo telescope towards M 41, a cluster of stars some 25,000 light years away

Music History

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

#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)
  • 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
  • Nov 17 Union of Banana Exporting Countries (UPEB) forms

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 Birmingham pub bombings: 21 civilians killed when bombs explode at two pubs in Birmingham, England (deadliest attack in England during "the Troubles")
  • Nov 21 Freedom of Information Act passed by Congress over President Ford's veto
  • 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)

Sports History

Nov 24 24th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty wins

  • 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]
  • 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 MLB St. Louis 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"
  • Nov 29 39th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 17-13 in Birmingham

Historic Event

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

  • 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)