Today in History for February 1974

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 72 of 72

1st - "Good Times" (spinoff from "Maude") premieres on CBS TV
1st - Kuala Lumpur is declared a Federal Territory.
2nd - Barbra Striesand's 1st #1 hit, "The Way We Were"
2nd - Pope Paul VI encyclical "To Honor Mary"
2nd - Smallest crowd at Cleveland Arena (Cavs vs Golden State-1,641)
2nd - The F-16 Fighting Falcon flies for the first time.
3rd - "Pajama Game" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 65 perfs
3rd - Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
4th - Chimpanzee Nim Chimsky signs his 1st word, at 2½ months
4th - Petroleum rationing ends in Netherlands
4th - Patricia Hearst (19), daughter of publisher Randolph Hearst, kidnapped by Symbionese Liberation Army
4th - Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb explodes on a bus in West Yorkshire, England, carrying British Army soldiers and some of their family members
5th - British mine strike
5th - Mats Wermelin, Sweden, scores all points in 272-0 basketball win
5th - Maximum speed on Autobahn reduced to 100 kph
5th - US Mariner 10 returns 1st close-up photos of Venus' cloud structure
5th - John Murtha becomes the first Vietnam War veteran elected to the Congress of the United States.
5th - Randolph Hearst’s 19-year-old daughter, Patty Hearst, is kidnapped from their home in California
6th - 3rd time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
6th - Dutch speed limit set at 100km due to oil crisis
6th - US House of Reps begins determining grounds for impeachment of Nixon
7th - Grenada gains independence from Britain (National Day)
Actor & Director Mel BrooksActor & Director Mel Brooks 7th - Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles" opens in movie theaters
7th - UK Prime Minister Edward Heath calls for a general 'snap' election in the midst of a protracted miners strike
7th - The Symbionese Liberation Army claim responsibility for the for kidnapping of Patty Hearst, daughter of Randolph Hearst
8th - "Good Times," debuts on CBS TV
8th - Ringo releases "You're 16"
8th - Skylab 4's astronauts land
8th - Soap opera "Secret Storm" ends a 20 year run
8th - 3 US astronauts return to Earth after a 85 days in the US space station, Skylab
9th - "Daddy What If" by Bobby Bare peaks at #41
9th - "The Americans (A Canadian's Opinion)" by Gordon Sinclair peaks at #24
9th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill
9th - US male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr
10th - "Gigi" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 103 performances
10th - Gail Denenber wins LPGA Sears Women's Golf Classic
10th - Iran/Iraqi border fight breaks out
10th - Judy Ikenberry wins 1st Us women's marathon (2:55:17)
10th - Silver futures hit record $4.81½ an ounce in London
11th - Dick Woodson is 1st of 48 to invoke baseball's new arbitration rule
11th - Titan-Centaur rocket test launch fails
11th - 1st baseball arbitration Twins pitcher Dick Woodson seeking $29,000 wins, Twins offered $23,000
Politician, statesman Henry KissingerPolitician, statesman Henry Kissinger 11th - Henry Kissinger unveils Nixon Administration's seven-point "Project Independence" plan to make the U.S. energy independent
11th - Libya nationalizes three US oil companies that had not agreed to 51 percent nationalization in September
12th - Heads of state of Algeria, Egypt, Syria, and Saudi Arabia discuss oil strategy in view of the progress in Arab-Israeli disengagement
13th - "Rainbow Jones" opens & closes at Music Box Theater NYC
13th - Dissident Nobel writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn expelled from USSR
13th - James 'cool papa' Bell is named to baseball's Hall of Fame
13th - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and historian, is deported from the Soviet Union to Frankfurt, West Germany and stripped of his Soviet citizenship
Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr SolzhenitsynWriter and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn 17th - 49 die in stampede for seats at soccer match, Cairo, Egypt
17th - Carol Mann wins LPGA Naples Lely Golf Classic
17th - Robert K. Preston, a disgruntled U.S. Army private, buzzes the White House with a stolen helicopter.
18th - NASA launches Italian satellite San Marcos C-2 (235/843 km)
18th - US ambassador to India Daniel Moynihan present $2,046,700,000 check
19th - 1st American Music Award: Helen Reddy & Jim Croce win
20th - Cher files for separation from husband Sonny Bono
20th - Gordie Howe comes out of retirement for $1M from Houston Aeros, WHA
21st - Israeli forces leave western Suez
Ice Hockey Legend Gordie HoweIce Hockey Legend Gordie Howe 21st - Silver hits record $5.96½ an ounce in London
21st - Yugoslavia adopts constitution
22nd - Ethiopian police shoot at demonstrators
23rd - Teri Garr appears on Bob Newhart Show in "Confessions of an Orth"
24th - Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes world champ all-round skater
24th - Pakistan officially recognizes Bangladesh
25th - Veronica & Colin Scargill (England) begin tandem bicycle ride a record 18,020 miles around the world, completed on August 27, 1975
26th - Gold hits record $188 an ounce in Paris
27th - "People" magazine begins sales
27th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
28th - Ethiopian government of Makonnen forms
28th - Labour Party wins British parliamentary election
28th - Taiwan police shoots into crowd
28th - US & Egypt re-form diplomatic relations after 7 years

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 101

1st - Jennifer Lien, actress (Hannah Moore-Another World)
1st - Lisa Marie Scott, Pensacola FL, playmate (Feb, 1994)
1st - Walter McCarty, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
1st - Roberto Heras, Spanish cyclist
1st - David Meca, Spanish long distance swimmer
2nd - David Buck, Honolulu Hawaii, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
2nd - J R Conrad, offensive tackle/guard (NY Jets)
2nd - Jeff Cassar, soccer goalkeeper (Olympics-gold-96)
3rd - Konrad Gałka, Polish swimmer
4th - Brandon Convery, Kingston, NHL center (Toronto Maple Leafs)
4th - Chris Ward, defensive end (Baltimore Ravens)
4th - Mijntje Donners, Dutch hockey international
5th - Adrienne Johnson, WNBA guard (Cleveland Rockers)
6th - Nathan Davis, defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
6th - Olaf Lindenbergh, soccer player (Ajax, De Graafschap)
7th - Ryan Phillips, linebacker (NY Giants)
Basketball Player Steve NashBasketball Player Steve Nash (7th) 7th - Steve Nash, Johannesburg South Africa, Canadian NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, LA Lakers)
7th - Emma McLaughlin, American novelist
8th - Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, French disc jockey (Daft Punk)
8th - Ulises de la Cruz, Ecuadorian footballer
8th - Seth Green, American actor
8th - Kimbo Slice, American mixed martial artist
9th - Amber Valletta, Phoenix, Arizona, American actress and model (Hitch, Revenge)
9th - Brad Maynard, punter (NY Giants)
9th - John Wallace, NBA forward (Toronto Raptors)
9th - Orlando Bobo, guard (Minnesota Vikings)
10th - Andrew English, CFL receiver (BC Lions)
10th - Lea Ghirardi-Rubbi, Colombes France, tennis star (1994 Futures NC)
10th - Ty Law, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots)
10th - Ivri Lider, Israeli singer
10th - Tanoai Reed, American stunt performer
Actress Elizabeth BanksActress Elizabeth Banks (10th) 10th - Elizabeth Banks, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, American actress (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Man on a Ledge)
11th - Brian Newman, guard (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
11th - Ronnie Ward, linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
11th - Wally Richardson, quarterback (Baltimore Ravens)
11th - D'Angelo, American singer
11th - Alex Jones, American radio host
11th - Zain Verjee, American newsreporter
12th - Ian Mcintyre, Montreal, NHL left wing (Vancouver Canucks)
12th - Toranosuke Takagi, Japanese race car driver
12th - Fonzworth Bentley, American hip-hop artist
13th - Anthony Mortas, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
13th - Gus Hansen, Danish professional poker player
Singer Robbie WilliamsSinger Robbie Williams (13th) 13th - Robbie Williams, English singer
13th - Jeff Duran, American radio personality
14th - Michael Lowery, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears)
14th - Rob Jahrling, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
14th - Filippa Giordano, Italian singer
14th - Philippe Léonard, Belgian footballer
15th - Erik Schulz, Port Huron Mich, pairs skater (& Ilana Goldfogel)
15th - Jodie McMullen, Miss Universe-Australia/Miss Congeniality (1996)
15th - Tim Hall, running back (Oakland Raiders)
15th - Ugueth Urbina, Caracas Venezuela, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
15th - Miranda July, American performance artist
15th - Tomi Putaansuu, Finnish singer (Lordi)
15th - Seattle Slew, American racehorse (d. 2002)
15th - Alexander Wurz, Austrian race car driver
16th - Jevon Langford, defensive end (Cincinnati Bengals)
16th - Kathy McCormack, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-Silver-98)
16th - Kimberly Dawn Whipany, Oklahoma, rocker (PC Quest-Can You See)
16th - Fanis Katergiannakis, Greek footballer
17th - Jerry O'Connell, NYC, actor (Scream 2, Andrew-My Secret Identity)
17th - Valeria Mazza, Rosario Argentina, model (Cosmo-July 1995)
17th - Kaoru, Japanese musician
17th - Bryan White, American singer
18th - Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Russia, tennis star
18th - Jamey Carroll, American baseball player
18th - Ruby Dhalla, Canadian politician
19th - Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Sochi Russia, tennis star (1995 doubles-Hamburg)
19th - Danny Doring, American professional wrestler
20th - Katerina Kroupova, Olomouc Czech, tennis star (1994 Futures-Sofia-BUL)
20th - Ophelie Winter, French actress
21st - Alexei Lojkin, NHL forward (Belarus, Oly-98)
21st - Rohsaan Griffin, Texas City Texas, 200m runner
21st - Iván Campo, Spanish footballer
21st - Roberto Heras, Spanish cyclist
21st - Wish Bone, American rapper, (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)
22nd - Aaron Gavey, Sudbury, NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning)
22nd - Kyoko Nagatsuka, Shizuoka Prefecture Japan, tennis star (1996 Hobart)
22nd - James Blunt, English musician
22nd - Chris Moyles, English DJ
23rd - Herschelle Gibbs, cricketer (South African Test batsman 1996)
23rd - Kenyon Cotton, full back (Baltimore Ravens)
23rd - Jaime Villarreal, Mexican musician
23rd - Leko, American DJ
24th - Jeremy Laster, Fullerton California, water polo driver (Olympics-96)
24th - Simeon Rice, defensive end (Arizona Cardinals)
24th - Chad Hugo, American musician and producer (The Neptunes)
24th - Mike Lowell, Puerto Rican baseball player
24th - Bonnie Somerville, American actress and singer
25th - Detron Smith, NFL running back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
25th - Tamarick Vanover, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
26th - Ron Fox, soccer player (Willem II)
26th - Sébastien Loeb, French rally driver
27th - Chris Dishman, guard (Arizona Cardinals)
27th - Jim Maher, cricketer (Queensland lefty batsman victorious 1995 side)
28th - Katie Allen, Australian field hockey full back/half back (Olympics-96)
28th - Kevin Abrams, cornerback (Detroit Lions)
28th - Michael Manasseri, actor (License to Drive)
28th - Michael Swift, WLAF CB (Rhein Fire)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 2 of 2

NBA Legend Julius ErvingNBA Legend Julius Erving (10th) 10th - NBA player Julius Erving (23) weds model Turquoise Brown at Waldorf
16th - MLB player Mike Schmidt (24) weds Donna Wightman

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

Boxing Champ George ForemanBoxing Champ George Foreman (13th) 13th - Professional boxer George Foreman (25) divorces Adrienne Calhoun after almost 3 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 19 of 19

1st - Lynda Ann Healy, 1st Bundy murder victim, abducted in Seattle
2nd - Jean Absil, Belgian composer (Benedictions), dies at 80
4th - Mihail Andricu, composer, dies at 79
4th - Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian physicist (b. 1894)
7th - Arline Judge, actress (Age of Consent), dies at 61
8th - Fern Andra, dies at 80
8th - Fritz Zwicky, Swiss/US astronomer (supernova, dark matter), dies at 75
9th - Cees de Lange, Dutch conferencier, dies at 60
11th - Anna Q Nilsson, actress (Toll Gate, Sorrell & Son), dies at 85
14th - C S Dempster, cricketer (10 Tests for NZ, 723 runs), dies
15th - Kurt Magnus Atterberg, composer, dies at 86
16th - John Garand, Canadian rifle engineer and manufacturer (b. 1888)
20th - David Monrad Johansen, composer, dies at 85
NHL Defenseman & Businessman Tim HortonNHL Defenseman & Businessman Tim Horton (21st) 21st - Tim Horton, Canadian hockey player and co-founder of Tim Hortons, dies in a car crash at 44
22nd - Samuel Byck, American attempted assassin of Richard Nixon (b. 1930)
23rd - Florence Rice, actress (Girl in 1313, Carnival), dies at 63
23rd - Harry Ruby, American composer and writer (b. 1895)
27th - Pat Brady, Toledo Ohio, actor (Roy Rodgers Show), dies at 59
28th - Mees Toxopeus, Dutch rescue-vessel captain, dies at 89

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