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Historical Events In 1974

Wednesday, 06 July 2022

Dec 19   The personal computer revolution was launched quietly on this day when the Altair 8800, a do-it-yourself computer kit, went on sale for $397 in the year 1974.  

Dec 20   Andre Jolivet, French composer (L'eunuque), dies at 69 in the year 1974.  

Dec 21   On this day in history richard Long, actor (Nanny & Professor), dies at 47  

Dec 22   Fosco Giachetti, entertainer, dies at 70 in the year 1974.  

Dec 22   On this day in history referenda in Comoros-3 islands for independence, 1 stays French  

Dec 22   On this day in history sault Ste Marie's Phil Esposito of the Boston Bruins becomes the 6th NHLer to score 500 goals, in a 5-4 win over the Detroit Red Wings.  

Dec 24   Cardinals' Lou Brock is named Sportsman of the Year in the year 1974.  

Dec 24   Tilly Losch, actress (Duel in the Sun, Good Earth), dies at 70 in the year 1974.  

Dec 25   Cyclone Tracy virtually destroys Darwin Australia on this day in history.  

Dec 26   Jack Benny, comedian (Jack Benny Show), dies at 80 in the year 1974.  

Dec 26   Television and radio comedian Jack Benny dies in Los Angeles at age 80 in the year 1974.  

Dec 27   In the year 1974 40th Heisman Trophy Award: Archie Griffin, Ohio State (RB)  

Dec 27   Amy Vanderbilt, US author (Complete book of etiquette), dies at 66 in the year 1974.  

Dec 27   FSLN seizes government hostages at a private Managua party on this day in history.  

Dec 28   More than 5,200 people killed in Pakistan earthquake in the year 1974.  

Dec 29   Murray Schisgal's "All Over Town," premieres in NYC in the year 1974.  

Dec 31   On this day in history gold legal in US, Franklin Mint strikes Panama's Gold 100 balboa coin  

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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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history birth of michael Tunn, Australian television and radio  

Jan 18   On this day in history birth of christian Burns, English musician (BBMak)  

Jan 18   On this day in history birth of maulik Pancholy, American actor  

Jan 18   In the year 1974 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   Gino Cervi, actor (Becket, Don Camillo), dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Karel Janacek, composer, dies at 70 in the year 1974.  

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   Josef Smrkovsky, Czechoslovakia parliament chairman, dies at 62 in the year 1974.  

Jan 15   On this day in history karel Salmon, composer, dies at 76  

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