Historical Events for Year 1974

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Jan 1st - Lee MacPhail takes over as AL president, succeeding Joe Cronin
Jan 1st - NBC radio begins on the hour news 24 hours a day (following CBS lead)
Jan 1st - World Population Year begins
Jan 1st - With effect from this date the New Zealand government terminates all tariff preferences previously granted to South Africa.
Jan 2nd - 55 MPH speed limit imposed by Richard Nixon
Jan 2nd - Worst fire in Argentine history destroys 1.2 million acres
Jan 3rd - Arias Navarro succeeds Carrero Blanco as premier of Spain
Jan 3rd - Burma accepts its constitution
Jan 3rd - Gold hits record $121.25 an ounce in London
Jan 3rd - Miguel Pinero's "Short Eyes," premieres in NYC
Jan 3rd - NY Yankees sign Bill Virdon as manager
Jan 4th - Nixon refuses to hand over tapes subpoenaed by Watergate Committee
Jan 5th - Raul Julia appears on Bob Newhart Show in "Oh, Brother"
Jan 5th - An earthquake in Lima, Peru, kills six people, and damages hundreds of houses.
Jan 6th - "CBS Mystery Theater," premieres on radio
Jan 6th - England begins 3 day work week during mine strike
Jan 6th - In response to the 1973 energy crisis, daylight saving time commences nearly four months early in the United States.
Jan 7th - Gasoline rationed in Netherlands
Jan 8th - E Wilson Jr's musical "Let My People Come," premieres in NYC
37th US President Richard Nixon37th US President Richard Nixon Jan 8th - Gold hits record $126.50 an ounce in London
Jan 8th - Loch Ness Monster photographed
Jan 8th - Silver hits record $3.40 an ounce in New York
Jan 11th - ABC airs final episode of "Love, American Style"
Jan 12th - "Joker" by Steve Miller Band peaks at #1
Jan 12th - Libya & Tunisia announces they are merging as "Islamic Arab Republic"
Jan 13th - Super Bowl VIII: Miami Dolphins beat Minnesota Vikings, 24-7 in Houston Super Bowl MVP: Larry Csonka, Miami, RB
Jan 13th - Seraphim is elected Archbishop of Athens and All Greece.
Jan 14th - World Football League founded
Jan 15th - "Happy Days" begins an 11 year run on ABC
Jan 15th - 24th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 134-123 at Seattle
Jan 15th - Expert panel reports 18½ minute gap in Watergate tape, 5 separate erasures
Jan 16th - "Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published
Jan 16th - L A Landslide kills 9, Canyonville, Oregon
Jan 16th - NY Yankees Mickey Mantle & Whitey Ford elected to Hall of Fame
Jaws Novelist Peter BenchleyJaws Novelist Peter Benchley Jan 17th - Styne, Comdem & Green's musical "Lorelei," premieres in NYC
Jan 18th - "$6 Million Man" starring Lee Majors premieres on ABC TV
Jan 18th - Israel & Egypt sign weapons accord
Jan 19th - Belgium government of Leburton falls
Jan 19th - Notre Dame beats UCLA, ends NCAA-record 88-game basketball win streak
Jan 20th - 24th NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 15-13
Jan 20th - 7th ABA All-Star Game: East 128 beats West 112 at Virginia
Jan 20th - A college basketball game ends 210-67
Jan 20th - Essex Comm College beats Englewood Cliffs 210-67 in basketball
Jan 21st - Gold hits record $161.31/silver hits record $3.97 an ounce in London
Jan 23rd - 1st edition of women's magazine "Story"
Jan 25th - Bulent Ecevit forms government in Turkey
Jan 25th - Christian Barnard transplants 1st human heart without removal of old
Jan 25th - Ray Kroc, CEO (McDonald's), buys SD Padres for $12 million
Jan 27th - "Lorelei" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 320 performances
MacDonalds Entreprenuer Ray KrocMacDonalds Entreprenuer Ray Kroc Jan 28th - Sam Thompson, Jim Bottomley, & Jocko Conlan elected to Hall of Fame
Jan 29th - 27th NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 6-4 at Chicago
Jan 30th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Jan 31st - McDonald's founder Ray Kroc buys San Diego Padres
Feb 1st - "Good Times" (spinoff from "Maude") premieres on CBS TV
Feb 1st - Kuala Lumpur is declared a Federal Territory.
Feb 2nd - Barbra Striesand's 1st #1 hit, "The Way We Were"
Feb 2nd - Pope Paul VI encyclical "To Honor Mary"
Feb 2nd - Smallest crowd at Cleveland Arena (Cavs vs Golden State-1,641)
Feb 2nd - The F-16 Fighting Falcon flies for the first time.
Feb 3rd - "Pajama Game" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 65 perfs
Feb 3rd - Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
Feb 4th - Chimpanzee Nim Chimsky signs his 1st word, at 2½ months
Feb 4th - Petroleum rationing ends in Netherlands
Feb 4th - Patricia Hearst (19), daughter of publisher Randolph Hearst, kidnapped by Symbionese Liberation Army
Feb 5th - British mine strike
Feb 5th - Mats Wermelin, Sweden, scores all points in 272-0 basketball win
Feb 5th - Maximum speed on Autobahn reduced to 100 kph
Feb 5th - US Mariner 10 returns 1st close-up photos of Venus' cloud structure
Feb 5th - John Murtha becomes the first Vietnam War veteran elected to the Congress of the United States.
Feb 6th - 3rd time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
Feb 6th - Dutch speed limit set at 100km due to oil crisis
Feb 6th - US House of Reps begins determining grounds for impeachment of Nixon
Feb 7th - Grenada gains independence from Britain (National Day)
Actor & Director Mel BrooksActor & Director Mel Brooks Feb 7th - Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles" opens in movie theaters
Feb 8th - "Good Times," debuts on CBS TV
Feb 8th - Ringo releases "You're 16"
Feb 8th - Skylab 4's astronauts land
Feb 8th - Soap opera "Secret Storm" ends a 20 year run
Feb 9th - "Daddy What If" by Bobby Bare peaks at #41
Feb 9th - "The Americans (A Canadian's Opinion)" by Gordon Sinclair peaks at #24
Feb 9th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill
Feb 9th - US male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr
Feb 10th - "Gigi" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 103 performances
Feb 10th - Gail Denenber wins LPGA Sears Women's Golf Classic
Feb 10th - Iran/Iraqi border fight breaks out
Feb 10th - Judy Ikenberry wins 1st Us women's marathon (2:55:17)
Feb 10th - Silver futures hit record $4.81½ an ounce in London
Feb 11th - Dick Woodson is 1st of 48 to invoke baseball's new arbitration rule
Feb 11th - Titan-Centaur rocket test launch fails
Feb 11th - 1st baseball arbitration Twins pitcher Dick Woodson seeking $29,000 wins, Twins offered $23,000
Feb 13th - "Rainbow Jones" opens & closes at Music Box Theater NYC
Feb 13th - Dissident Nobel writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn expelled from USSR
Baseball player Cool Papa BellBaseball player Cool Papa Bell Feb 13th - James 'Cool Papa' Bell is named to baseball's Hall of Fame
Feb 17th - 49 die in stampede for seats at soccer match, Cairo, Egypt
Feb 17th - Carol Mann wins LPGA Naples Lely Golf Classic
Feb 17th - Robert K. Preston, a disgruntled U.S. Army private, buzzes the White House with a stolen helicopter.
Feb 18th - NASA launches Italian satellite San Marcos C-2 (235/843 km)
Feb 18th - US ambassador to India Daniel Moynihan present $2,046,700,000 check
Feb 19th - 1st American Music Award: Helen Reddy & Jim Croce win
Feb 20th - Cher files for separation from husband Sonny Bono
Feb 20th - Gordie Howe comes out of retirement for $1M from Houston Aeros, WHA
Feb 21st - Israeli forces leave western Suez
Feb 21st - Silver hits record $5.96½ an ounce in London
Feb 21st - Yugoslavia adopts constitution
Feb 22nd - Ethiopian police shoot at demonstrators
Feb 23rd - Teri Garr appears on Bob Newhart Show in "Confessions of an Orth"
Feb 24th - Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes world champ all-round skater
Retired professional ice hockey player Gordie HoweRetired professional ice hockey player Gordie Howe Feb 24th - Pakistan officially recognizes Bangladesh
Feb 25th - Veronica & Colin Scargill (England) begin tandem bicycle ride a record 18,020 miles around the world, completed on August 27, 1975
Feb 26th - Gold hits record $188 an ounce in Paris
Feb 27th - "People" magazine begins sales
Feb 27th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Feb 28th - Ethiopian government of Makonnen forms
Feb 28th - Labour Party wins British parliamentary election
Feb 28th - Taiwan police shoots into crowd
Feb 28th - US & Egypt re-form diplomatic relations after 7 years
Mar 1st - George Harrison announces his concert tour of US in November
Mar 1st - Ian & Greg Chappell make 264 partnership v NZ cricket at Wellington
Mar 1st - Watergate grand jury indicts 7 presidential aides
Mar 2nd - 16th Grammy Awards: Killing Me Softly, Bette Midler wins
Mar 2nd - 1st class postage raised to 10 cents from 8 cents
Mar 2nd - Grand jury concludes Pres Nixon is involved in Watergate cover-up
Actress/Singer Bette MidlerActress/Singer Bette Midler Mar 2nd - Greg Chappell makes 247* v NZ, 410 minutes, 29 fours 1 six
Mar 3rd - "Sextet" opens at Bijou Theater NYC for 9 performances
Mar 3rd - Despite Billy Harris' hat trick Islanders lose 3-4
Mar 3rd - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
Mar 3rd - World's worst air disaster, Turkish DC-10 crashes in Paris (346 die)
Mar 4th - David Hares' "Knuckle" premieres in London
Mar 4th - Harold Wilson replaces resigning Edward Heath as British premier
Mar 5th - "Candide" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 740 performances
Mar 5th - Ralph Stewart failed in 2nd Islander penalty shot
Mar 6th - "Over Here" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 341 performances
Mar 6th - An Italian loses a record $1,920,000 at roulette in Monte Carlo
Mar 6th - Ian & Greg Chappell score cricket
Mar 7th - "Monitor" (US Civil War Ship) restored at Cape Hatteras NC
Mar 7th - 1st general strike in Ethiopia
Mar 8th - Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris, France
Mar 9th - Last Japanese soldier, a guerrilla operating in Philippines, surrenders, 29 years after World War II ended
Mar 10th - "Sextet" closes at Bijou Theater NYC after 9 performances
Mar 10th - Carol Mann wins LPGA S&H Green Stamp Golf Classic
Mar 10th - Christian Democrats win Belgium parliamentary election
Mar 10th - Lawrence Rowe completes 302 v Eng Bridgetown, 36 fours 1 six
Mar 11th - Mount Etna in Sicily erupted
Mar 11th - Rhino Store gives people 5 cents to take home Danny Bonaduce's Album
Mar 12th - Bundy victim Donna Manson disappears, Evergreen SC, Olympia, Wash
Mar 13th - Glenn Turner scores twin tons for NZ's 1st win against Aust
Mar 15th - Brazilian president Garastazu Médici resigns
Mar 16th - 1st performance at new Grand Ole Opry House at Opryland in Nashville
Mar 17th - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Bing Crosby Golf Classic International
Mar 18th - Most Arab oil producing nations end embargo against US

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