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Historical Events In 1974

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Aug 30   In the year 1974 express train runs full speed into Zagreb, Yugo rail yard killing 153  

Aug 31   On this day in history william Pershing Benedict, American pilot  

Sep 01   In the year 1974 the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird fighter establishes a new record by flying the Atlantic in under 2 hours  

Sep 04   Creighton W Abrams, US general/army staff chief (Vietnam), dies at 59 on this day in history.  

Sep 06   In the year 1974 olga Baclanova, actress (Freaks, Docks of NY), dies at 75  

Sep 08   Pres Gerald Ford pardons former Pres R Nixon of all federal crimes in the year 1974.  

Sep 08   Richard Nixon, ex US Presdient, pardoned for his part in the Watergate affair in the year 1974.  

Sep 08   In the year 1974 robert Cox, last surviving member of Keystone Kops, dies at 79  

Sep 08   US President Gerald Ford grants an unconditional pardon to former President Richard M. Nixon on this day in history.  

Sep 09   On this day in history sultan Ismail Hajibeyov, composer, dies at 55  

Sep 10   In the year 1974 guinea-Bissau gains independence from Portugal  

Sep 10   Teuvo Louhivouri sets cycling distance record of 515.8 mi in 24 hrs in the year 1974.  

Sep 11   On this day in history víctor Olea Alegría, Chilean Socialist Party member  

Sep 12   On this day in history coup overthrows Emperor Haile Selassie in Ethiopia (National Day)  

Sep 14   Barbara Jo Allen, actress (Girl Rush, Melody Ranch), dies at 66 in the year 1974.  

Sep 14   In the year 1974 charles Kowal discovers Leda, 13th satellite of Jupiter  

Sep 15   The civil war in Beirut, Lebanon, breaks out between Christians and Muslims in the year 1974.  

Sep 16   In the year 1974 bART begins regular transbay service  

Sep 16   Pres Ford announces conditional amnesty for US, Vietnam War deserters on this day in history.  

Sep 17   On this day in history courageous (US) beats Southern Cross (Aust) in 23rd America's Cup  

Sep 17   In the year 1974 uSS Enterprise sailed from San Francisco with VF-1 and VF-2 aboard. This event marked the initial deployment of the Grumman F-14 Tomcat, the Navy's newest fighter  

Sep 18   Edna Best, actress (Key, Calendar, Escape), dies at 74 in the year 1974.  

Sep 18   On this day in history hurricane Fifi strikes Honduras with 110 mph winds, 5,000 die  

Sep 19   On this day in history eve March, actress (Adam's Rib, Danny Boy), dies at 63  

Sep 20   On this day in history carlyle Blackwell Jr, entertainer, dies at 61  

Sep 21   On this day in history jacqueline Susann author of Valley of the Dolls, dies at 53 of cancer  

Sep 21   In the year 1974 jacqueline Susann, author (Valley of the Dolls), dies of cancer at 53  

Sep 21   US Mariner 10 makes 2nd fly-by of Mercury in the year 1974.  

Sep 21   On this day in history walter Brennan actor, dies at 80  

Sep 23   Cliff Arquette, comedian (Charlie Weaver), dies at 68 in the year 1974.  

Sep 25   Coco the Clown, [Nikolai Poliakov], dies on this day in history.  

Sep 28   In the year 1974 first lady Betty Ford undergoes a radical mastectomy  

Sep 28   John Lennon appears as guest dj on WNEW-FM (NYC) on this day in history.  

Sep 28   Raymond Largay, actor (April in Paris, Variety Girl), dies at 88 in the year 1974.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1974

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1974 birth of juha Lind, NHL forward (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998, Dallas)  

Jan 16   In the year 1974 birth of kate Moss, Addiscomb Surrey England, model (Calvin Klein)  

Jan 18   On this day in history birth of devon Odessa, actor (Sharon-My So Called Life, Girl of Limberlost)  

Jan 18   Shane Burton, defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 18   Michael Tunn, Australian television and radio was born in the year 1974.  

Jan 18   Christian Burns, English musician (BBMak) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 18   Maulik Pancholy, American actor was born on this day in history.  

Jan 18   On this day in history birth of princess Claire of Belgium  

Famous Deaths In 1974

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1974 tex Ritter, country singer (5 Star Jubilee), dies at 67  

Jan 03   On this day in history gino Cervi, actor (Becket, Don Camillo), dies at 72  

Jan 04   In the year 1974 karel Janacek, composer, dies at 70  

Jan 05   Roy Bargy, orch leader (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 79 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican sculptor/muralist, dies at 77 in the year 1974.  

Jan 13   On this day in history death of raoul Jobin, Canadian tenor (b. 1906)  

Jan 14   In the year 1974 josef Smrkovsky, Czechoslovakia parliament chairman, dies at 62  

Jan 15   Karel Salmon, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

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