Historical Events in September 1974

  • Sep 1 Dutch law against pirate radio goes into effect
  • Sep 1 Train accident at Zagreb Yugoslavia, 121 killed
  • Sep 1 The SR-71 Blackbird sets (and holds) the record for flying from New York to London: 1 hour 54 minutes and 56.4 seconds.

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Sep 2 Jerry Lewis' 9th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis

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Sep 2 US President Gerald Ford signs Employee Retirement Income Security Act

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • Sep 3 SF Giants' pitcher John Montefusco in his MLB debut, homers in his first at bat and pitches 9 innings in relief to earn a 9 - 5 victory over the Dodgers

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Sep 3 Future Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame guard Oscar Robertson retires; leaves NBA with 26,710 points, 9,887 assists & 7,804 rebounds in 1,040 games

NBA Player Oscar Robertson
NBA Player
Oscar Robertson
  • Sep 3 US & German Democratic Republic establish diplomatic relations
  • Sep 6 Saudi Arabia increases its oil buy-back price from 93 percent to 94.9 percent of posted price
  • Sep 7 "Irene" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 605 performances
  • Sep 7 Shirley Cothran (Texas), 21, crowned 47th Miss America 1975

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 7 US Open Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King wins her 4th and final US title; beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley 3-6, 6-3, 7-5

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • Sep 8 Ian Thompson wins marathon (2:13:18.8)

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Sep 8 US President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon of all federal crimes

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • Sep 8 US Open Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors wins his first of 5 US titles; outclasses Ken Rosewall 6-1, 6-0, 6-1

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Sep 8 Evil Knievel attempts to jump the Snake River Canyon in Idaho but fails, escaping with minor injuries

Motorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel
Motorcycle Daredevil
Evel Knievel

  • Sep 10 Lou Brock ties (104) & then sets (105) baseball stolen base mark
  • Sep 10 Portugal recognizes independence of Republic of Guinea-Bissau
  • Sep 10 Teuvo Louhivouri sets cycling distance record of 515.8 mi in 24 hrs
  • Sep 10 Controversial TV drama "Born Innocent" premieres on US NBC tv, starring Linda Blair as an abused teen in a juvenile detention home
  • Sep 11 Cards beat Mets, 4-3, in 25 (7h4m), record 202 plate appearances, Félix Millán & John Milner come to bat 12 times each

BattleCoup d'état

Sep 12 Coup overthrows Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie on Ethiopia's national day

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie
Ethiopian Emperor
Haile Selassie
  • Sep 12 Jeff "Skunk" Baxter joins Doobie Brothers
  • Sep 13 -17] 3 Japanese kidnap French ambassador in Hague
  • Sep 13 1st broadcast of "The Rockford Files" on NBC-TV
  • Sep 13 Phillies set NL record, using 27 players in a game, St Louis uses 24, tying record of 51. Phils win 7-3 in 17
  • Sep 13 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 13 OPEC instructs its Secretary General to "carry out a study of supply and demand in relation to possible production controls"
  • Sep 14 Charles Kowal discovers Leda, 13th satellite of Jupiter
  • Sep 15 Market Square Arena in Indianapolis opens
  • Sep 15 Air Vietnam flight 727 is hijacked, then crashes while attempting to land with 75 on board.
  • Sep 16 BART begins regular transbay service

Music releaseMusic Recording

Sep 16 Bob Dylan records Blood on the Tracks

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • Sep 16 US President Gerald Ford announces conditional amnesty for US Vietnam War deserters
  • Sep 16 US General Alexander Haig Jr. becomes NATO supreme commander in Europe
  • Sep 17 Courageous (US) beats Southern Cross (Aust) in 23rd America's Cup
  • Sep 18 Hurricane Fifi strikes Honduras with 110 mph winds, 5,000 die
  • Sep 19 -20] Hurricane Fifi hits coast of Honduras; about 5,000 die

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Sep 19 The KGB begin a large-scale operation to discredit Russian novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and cut his communications with Soviet dissidents

Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Writer and Nobel Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • Sep 21 US Mariner 10 makes 2nd fly-by of Mercury
  • Sep 23 "Gypsy" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 120 performances

  • Sep 23 BBC Ceefax begins 1st teletext service
  • Sep 24 Al Kaline, Detroit Tiger, is 12th to get 3,000 hits
  • Sep 24 Clarence Jones of Kintetsu Buffaloes hits his 38th HR, 1st American to win a Japanese HR title
  • Sep 25 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 25 Scientists first report that freon gases from aerosol sprays are destroying the ozone layer
  • Sep 26 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 27 -10/26] Rome: 4th bishop synod
  • Sep 27 Australian National Gallery buys W de Kooning's "Woman V" for $850,000

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Sep 28 "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing" by Aretha Franklin peaks at #47

Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin
  • Sep 28 "I'm A Ramblin' Man" by Waylon Jennings peaks at #75
  • Sep 28 "Live It Up Part 1" by Isley Brothers peaks at #52

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Sep 28 "Papa Don't Take No Mess Part 1" by James Brown peaks at #31

Singer James Brown
Singer
James Brown
  • Sep 28 "Rock Me Gently" by Andy Kim peaks at #1
  • Sep 28 "Surfin' USA" by Beach Boys reenters chart & peaks at #36

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Sep 28 US 1st Lady Betty Ford undergoes a radical mastectomy

US First Lady Betty Ford
US First Lady
Betty Ford

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Sep 28 California Angel Nolan Ryan 3rd no-hitter beats Minn Twin, 4-0

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

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Sep 28 John Lennon appears as guest DJ on WNEW-FM (NYC)

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Sep 28 Mick Ronson joins Mott the Hoople
  • Sep 29 4th NYC Women's Marathon won by Katherine Switzer in 3:07:29
  • Sep 29 5th NYC Marathon won by Norbert Sander in 2:26:30
  • Sep 30 General Francisco da Costa Gomesz succeeds General António de Spínola as President of Portugal