Events in year of 1974

  • 01-01Lee MacPhail takes over as AL President, succeeding Joe Cronin
  • 01-01NBC radio begins on the hour news 24 hours a day (following CBS lead)
  • 01-01World Population Year begins
  • 01-0255 mph speed limit imposed by Richard Nixon
  • 01-02Worst fire in Argentine history destroys 1.2 million acres
  • 01-03Arias Navarro succeeds Carrero Blanco as Premier of Spain
  • 01-03Burma accepts its constitution
  • 01-03Gold hits record $121.25 an ounce in London
  • 01-03New York Yankees sign Bill Virdon as manager
  • 01-04Nixon refuses to hand over tapes subpoenaed by Watergate Committee
  • 01-05Raul Julia appears on Bob Newhart Show in "Oh, Brother"
  • 01-06"CBS Mystery Theater, " premieres on radio
  • 01-06England begins 3 day work week during mine strike
  • 01-07Dutch rations gasoline
  • 01-08Gold hits record $126.50 an ounce in London
  • 01-08Loch Ness Monster photographed
  • 01-08Silver hits record $3.40 an ounce in New York
  • 01-11ABC airs final episode of "Love, American Style"
  • 01-12"Joker" by Steve Miller Band peaks at #1
  • 01-12Libya and Tunisia announces they are merging as "Islamic Arab Republic"
  • 01-13Super Bowl VIII: Miami Dolphins beat the Minnesota Vikings, 24-7 in Houston Super Bowl MVP: Larry Csonka, Miami, RB
  • 01-14World Football League founded
  • 01-15"Happy Days" begins an 11 year run on ABC
  • 01-1524th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 134-123 at Seattle
  • 01-16"Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published
  • 01-16L A Landslide kills 9, Canyonville, Oregon
  • 01-16New York Yankees Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford elected to Hall of Fame
  • 01-18"$6 Million Man" starring Lee Majors premieres on ABC TV
  • 01-18Israel and Egypt sign weapons accord
  • 01-19Belgium government of Leburton falls

People born in year of 1974

  • 01-01Johnie Church: NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 01-02Juha Lind: NHL forward (Team Finland Olympics - Bronze - 1998, Dallas)
  • 01-03Stefan Ustorf: Kaufbeuren, Germany -- NHL right wing (Washington Capitals)
  • 01-03Todd Warriner: Blenheim -- NHL left wing (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 01-04Carl Powell: Defensive end (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 01-05Calvin Collins: Center / guard (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 01-05John Drew Nichols: Oklahoma, United States -- Rocker (PC Quest-Can You See)
  • 01-05Michelle Scerri: Melbourne, Victoria -- Golfer (1995 Tasmanian)
  • 01-06Juan Roque: Tackle (Detroit Lions)
  • 01-06Marcus Crandell: CFL quarterback (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 01-06Paul Grant: NBA center (Minn Timberwolves)
  • 01-07Jennifer LeRoy: Craig, Colorado -- Playmate (Feb, 1993)
  • 01-08Arjan Blaauw: Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen)
  • 01-08Brian Roberson: Wide receiver (New York Giants)
  • 01-09Jamain Stephens: NFL offensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 01-10Andre Kirwan: CFL receiver (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 01-10Hollis Thomas: Defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 01-11Echo Leta Johnson: Austin, Texas -- Playmate (Jan, 1993)
  • 01-11Goran Lozanovski: Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics - 1996)
  • 01-11Rod Jones: NFL guard (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 01-11Toderick Malone: WLAF wide receiver (London Monarchs)
  • 01-11Warren Morris: Alexandria, Louisiana -- Baseball infielder (1996 Olympics - Bronze Medalist)
  • 01-13Matt Lepsis: NFL tackle (Denver Broncos - Super Bowl 32)
  • 01-13Sergei Brylin: Moscow, Russia -- NHL center (New Jersey Devils)
  • 01-14Hugues Legault: Montreal, Quebec -- 50m swimmer (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-14Kevin Jefferson: NFL linebacker (Cin Bengals)
  • 01-14Michael Dritlein: WLAF wide receiver (Rhein Fire)
  • 01-14Nancy Napolski: Hinsdale, Idaho -- Air rifle (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-15Aubrey Jo Hiller: Missoula, Montana -- Miss America - Montana (1997)
  • 01-15Mike Minter: Safety (Carolina Panthers)

People died in year of 1974

  • 01-02Tex Ritter: Country singer (5 Star Jubilee), dies at 67
  • 01-03Gino Cervi: Actor (Becket, Don Camillo), dies at 72
  • 01-04Karel Janacek: Composer, dies at 70
  • 01-05Roy Bargy: Orchestra leader (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 79
  • 01-06David Alfaro Siqueiros: Mexican Sculptor / muralist, dies at 77
  • 01-14Josef Smrkovsky: Czechoslovakia parliament chairman, dies at 62
  • 01-15Karel Salmon: Composer, dies at 76
  • 01-20Edmund Blunden: British Poet / critic, dies at 77
  • 01-21Jan Arends: Dutch Poet / author, dies at 48
  • 01-21Lewis L Strauss: Head US Atomic Energy Comm (1953-58), dies at 78
  • 01-26S v Vegesack: Writer, dies at 85
  • 01-26Wiktor Labunski: Composer, dies at 78
  • 01-27Georgios Grivas: Greek General / oppos leader on Cyprus (EOKA), dies at 75
  • 01-27Paula Ludwig: Writer, dies at 74
  • 01-28Dino Buzzati: Writer, dies at 67
  • 01-31Harry Baum: Actor (Crime & Punishment), dies at 58
  • 01-31Paul Haesaerts: Flemish Architect / Painter (Flandre), dies at 72
  • 01-31Roger Pryor: Actor (Lady by Choice), dies at 72
  • 01-31Samuel Goldwyn: Polish / English / US film magnate (MGM), dies at 91
  • 02-01Lynda Ann Healy: 1st Bundy murder victim, abducted in Seattle
  • 02-04Mihail Andricu: Composer, dies at 79
  • 02-07Arline Judge: Actress (Age of Consent), dies at 61
  • 02-08Fern Andra: Dies at 80
  • 02-08Fritz Zwicky: Swiss / US astronomer (supernova), dies at 75
  • 02-09Cees de Lange: Dutch conferencier, dies at 60
  • 02-11Anna Q Nilsson: Actress (Toll Gate, Sorrell & Son), dies at 85
  • 02-15Kurt Magnus Atterberg: Composer, dies at 86
  • 02-20David Monrad Johansen: Composer, dies at 85
  • 02-23Florence Rice: Actress (Girl in 1313, Carnival), dies at 63
  • 02-27Pat Brady: Toledo Ohio, actor (Roy Rodgers Show), dies at 59

Events in year of 1975

  • 01-01Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Mitchell and Mardian convicted of Watergate crime
  • 01-01Sweden adopts constitution
  • 01-02US Department of Interior designates grizzly bear a threatened species
  • 01-04"Good News" closes at St. James Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 01-04"Gypsy" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 120 performances
  • 01-04"Over Here" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 341 performances
  • 01-04Ford Executive Order on CIA Activities within the US (No 11828)
  • 01-04Ice thickness measured at 4776 m, Wilkes Land, Antarctica
  • 01-04Montreal Canadiens shutout Washington Capitals 10-0
  • 01-05"Wiz" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1672 performances
  • 01-0514 die when British freighter "Lake Illawarra" rams pylon bridge between Derwent and Hobart, Tasmania and ship sinks
  • 01-05Salyut 4 with crew of 2 is launched for 30 days
  • 01-06"AM America, " premieres on ABC-TV with Bill Beutel as host
  • 01-06"Wheel Of Fortune, " debuts on NBC-tv
  • 01-07"Shenandoah" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 1050 performances
  • 01-07Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to AR Ammons (Sphere)
  • 01-07Led Zeppelin fans riot before Boston concert, causing $30,000 damage
  • 01-09600 employees of Royal Canadian Mint go on strike
  • 01-09Australia beat England by 171 runs in 4th Test to regain Ashes
  • 01-11Soyuz 17 carries 2 Cosmonauts to space station Salyut 4
  • 01-12Chrysler Corp offers 1st car rebates
  • 01-12Super Bowl IX: Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Minnesota Vikings, 16-6 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Franco Harris, Pittsburgh, RB
  • 01-14USSR breaks trade agreement with US
  • 01-15Space Mountain opens (Disneyland)
  • 01-18"Jeffersons" spinoff from "All in the Family" premieres on CBS
  • 01-194 mail truck assault on El Al B-747 in Paris, escape to Iraq
  • 01-19Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Colgate Golf Triple Crown
  • 01-205th NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 17-10
  • 01-2128th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 7-1 at Montreal
  • 01-22Landsat 2, an Earth Resources Technology Satellite, launched

People born in year of 1975

  • 01-01Becky Kellar: Ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Olympics - 1998)
  • 01-01Chris Anstey: NBA center (Dallas Mavericks)
  • 01-03Jason Marsden: Actor (General Hospital, Eddie-Munsters Today)
  • 01-05Warrick Dunn: Running back (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 01-06James Farrior: Linebacker (NY Jets)
  • 01-06Laura Berg: Whittier, California -- Softball outfielder (1996 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-07Robert Norman Waddell: Cambridge, New Zealand -- Single scull rower (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-08Jenny Lewis: Las Vegas, Nevada -- Actress (Becky-Life With Lucy)
  • 01-08Star Behl: Miss Delaware USA (1996)
  • 01-08Vitali Yachmenev: Chelyabinsk, Russia -- NHL right wing (LA Kings)
  • 01-09Justin Huish: Fountain Valley, California -- Archer (1996 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-09Mariano Friedick: Tarzana, California -- Pursuit cyclist (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-10Shannon Kavanaugh: Boston, Massachusetts -- Rocker (Ivory Soul)
  • 01-11Brad Badger: Guard (Washington Redskins)
  • 01-11Jacky Verbeek: Dutch soccer player (RKC)
  • 01-11Rory Fitzpatrick: Rochester -- NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 01-12Jocelyn Thibault: Montreal, Quebec -- NHL goalie (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 01-13Angela Holbeck: Australian rower (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-14Marcel Koning: Soccer player (FC The Hague / NEC)
  • 01-15Mary Pierce: Montreal, Quebec -- Tennis star (1995 Australian Open)
  • 01-18Derek Smith: Linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • 01-19Natalie Harvey: Australian 3k / 5k runner (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-21Anette Oldenborg: Miss Universe - Denmark (1996)
  • 01-21Faghma Absalom: Miss Universe - Namibia (1996)
  • 01-21Willem Korsten: Dutch soccer player (Vitesse)
  • 01-22Lee Maxwell Francis Vertongen: Palmerston North, New Zealand -- Cyclist (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-23Kevin Alexander: NFL wide receiver (New York Giants)
  • 01-24Danielle Connors: Miss Virginia USA (1996)
  • 01-25John Piersma: United States -- 200m / 400m freestyle swimmer (1996 Olympics - 4th Place)
  • 01-28Anne Montminy: Montreal, Quebec -- 10m diver (1992, 96 Olympics - 17th Place)

People died in year of 1975

  • 01-01Arthur Pierson: Actor / director (Hat Check Girl), dies at 73
  • 01-03Milton J Cross: TV announcer (Met Opera Auditions), dies at 87
  • 01-03Robert Neumann: Austrian / British Author (False Flag), dies at 77
  • 01-03Walter Linck: Swiss sculptor, dies at 71
  • 01-04Carlo Levi: Italian writer (Parole Sono Pietre), dies at 72
  • 01-05Don Wilson: Pitcher (Astro), dies at 29 of carbon monoxide poisoning
  • 01-06Noel Madison: Actor (Jitterbugs, Black Raven), dies at 77
  • 01-08Anthony Warde: Actor (Big Punch, Buck Rogers), dies at 66
  • 01-08Gertrude Olmsted: Actress (Cobra, Torrent), dies at 70
  • 01-08John Dierkes: Actor (Red Badge of Courage), dies at 69
  • 01-08John Gregson: Actor (Rooney, Assassin), dies at 55
  • 01-08Louis J H C A de Bourbon: Dutch writer / Poet (Gypsy Blood), dies at 66
  • 01-08Richard Tucker [Reuben Ticker]: US tenor (La Gioconda), dies at 61
  • 01-09John Slater: Actor (Deadlock, 3 on a Spree), dies at 58
  • 01-09Pierre Fresnay: French actor (Monsieur Vincent), dies at 77
  • 01-12Caryn Campbell: Bundy victim disappears from Snowmass, Colorado
  • 01-19Thomas Heart Benson: US artist, dies at 85
  • 01-21Marie Lohr: Actress (Pygmalion, Small Hotel, Escapade), dies at 84
  • 01-22Klaas Voskuil: Dutch journalist, dies at 79
  • 01-23Karel Paul van der Mandele: Director (Rotterdam Bank), dies at 94
  • 01-24Larry Fine: Actor (3 Stooges), dies at 72
  • 01-25Vivien Kellems: TV hostess (The Power of Women), dies at 78
  • 01-26Lubov Orlova: Actress (Moscow Laughs, Man of Music, Tanya), dies at 72
  • 01-30Boris Blacher: German Composer (Purloined Letter), dies at 72
  • 02-01Richard Wattis: Actor (Dick & Duchess, Liberace), dies at 62
  • 02-03John Secondari: Newscaster (Open Hearing), dies at 55
  • 02-03Robert Evett: Composer, dies at 52
  • 02-07Brendan Fay: Actor (Hustler, Man on a Swing), dies at 54
  • 02-08Martyn Green: Actor (Gilbert & Sullivan, Mikado), dies at 75
  • 02-13Dagmar Godowsky: Actress (Common Law, Red Lights), dies at 78