November 1974 in History

Events in History

  • 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.
  • Nov 2 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 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.

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 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
  • 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
  • Nov 17 Alian├ža Oper├írio-Camponesa (Worker-Peasant Alliance) founded in Portugal as a front of PCP(m-l).
  • Nov 17 Union of Banana Exporting Countries (UPEB) forms
  • 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 UN General Assembly recognizes Palestine right to sovereignty
  • Nov 23 60 Ethiopia government officials executed
  • Nov 24 2 truck hijackers freed (3/3/1974)

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

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 4 Kaws [Brian Donnelly], American artist and designer, born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Nov 5 Chris Sununu, American politician, Governor of New Hampshire (2017-), born in Salem, New Hampshire
  • Nov 8 Masashi Kishimoto, Japanese manga author, born in Nagi, Okayama Prefecture, Japan
  • Nov 8 Seishi Kishimoto, Japanese manga author, born in Nagi, Okayama Prefecture, Japan
  • Nov 14 Adam Walsh, American murder victim (d. 1981)

Weddings in History

Thabo Mbeki

Nov 23 South African ANC leader Thabo Mbeki (32) marries social worker Zanele Dlamini (36) in London, England

Deaths in History

  • Nov 4 Edgar Fernhout, Dutch painter and son of Charley Toorop, dies at 62
  • Nov 7 Eric Linklater, British novelist and poet (Blue Swallows), dies at 75
  • Nov 7 Sandra Rivett, English nanny to John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan, allegedly bludgeoned to death by Mr Lucan at 29 before he mysteriously disappeared
  • Nov 13 Karen Silkwood, American nuclear lab technician and labor union activist killed in a car crash under suspicious circumstances at 28
  • Nov 16 Walther Meissner, German physicist (Meissner Effect), dies at 91
  • Nov 19 Louise Fitzhugh, American author and illustrator (Harriet the Spy), dies at 46
  • Nov 23 Cornelius Ryan, Irish war reporter and historian (Bridge too Far), dies at 54

U ThantU Thant (1909-1974)

Nov 25 Burmese politician and 3rd Secretary-General of the United Nations (1961-72), dies in NY of lung cancer at 65

  • Nov 26 Cyril Connolly, English intellectual (b. September 10, 1903)
  • Nov 27 Louis B Russell Jr, American longest living heart transplant, dies at 49
  • Nov 29 Haroldson L. Hunt, US multi-millionaire, dies at 85
  • Nov 29 Ouida Bergere, American scriptwriter (Peter Ibbetson), dies at 88