Historical Events for April 1974

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Events 1 - 52 of 52

1st - Ayatollah Khomeini calls for an Islamic Republic in Iran
1st - Pioneer Hall opens
1st - Yourdon, Inc forms
1st - In the England the Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties come into being.
2nd - 46th Academy Awards - "The Sting", Glenda Jackson & Jack Lemmon win
2nd - Arganat Comm publishes report concerning Yom Kippur War
2nd - Tony Greig takes 8-86 v WI Port-of-Spain (later 5-70 in 2nd inn)
3rd - 148 tornadoes are reported over an area covering a dozen states
3rd - Gold hits record $197 an ounce in Paris
3rd - The Super Outbreak : tornadoes in the east, south & midwest United States killed approximately 315 people, with nearly 5,500 injured
4th - Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth's home-run record by hitting his 714th
5th - Last day of Test cricket for Garry Sobers & Rohan Kanhai
5th - Then tallest building, World Trade Center opens in NYC (110 stories)
6th - 200,000 attend rock concert "California Jam" in Ontario
6th - Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Earl Anthony 11/16
6th - Yankees 1st home game at Shea Stadium, beat Indians 6-1
7th - Herb Gardner's "Thieves" premieres in NYC
8th - Discovery Island opens
8th - Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 715th HR, breaking Babe Ruth's record in Atlanta
MacDonalds Entreprenuer Ray KrocMacDonalds Entreprenuer Ray Kroc 9th - Padres owner Ray Kroc, addresses fans "Ladies & gentlemen, I suffer with you I've never seen such stupid baseball playing in my life"
10th - American Boccaccio Association forms
10th - Magicians Penn & Teller 1st meet
10th - Yitzhak Rabin replaces resigning Israeli PM Golda Meir
11th - WW II war criminal JP Philippa arrested
14th - 38th Golf Masters Championship: Gary Player wins, shooting a 278
15th - 3rd Boston Women's Marathon won by Miki Gorman of California in 2:47:11
15th - 78th Boston Marathon won by Neil Cusack of Ireland in 2:13:39
15th - Military coup in Niger, president Diori Hamani deposed
16th - "Words & Music" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 127 performances
16th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
17th - Bundy victim Susan Rancourt disappears from CWU, Ellensburg, WA
17th - Moslem fundamentalists assault military academy in Heliopolis Egypt
18th - Red Brigade kidnaps Italian attorney general Mario Sossi
19th - Oriole Al Bumbry hits an inside-the-park HR against NY Yankees
Golfer Gary PlayerGolfer Gary Player 20th - Paul McCartney & Wings release single "Band on the Run"
21st - 28th Tony Awards: River Niger & Raisin win
21st - 3rd Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Jo Ann Prentice
22nd - Barbara Walters becomes news co-anchor of Today Show
23rd - USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
24th - Dutch women hockey team becomes world champion
24th - NFL grants franchise to Tampa Bay Bucaneers
25th - Chancellor Willy Brandt sect Gunther Guillaume found to be a spy
25th - Leo Tindemans forms Belgium government
25th - Marcello Caetano overthrown in Portugal (Carnation revolution)
25th - NFL moves goal posts & adopts sudden-death playoff
26th - Landslide in Huancavelica Province Peru creates a natural dam
26th - Malta adopts constitution
26th - Yankees trade Peterson, Beene, Kline & Buskey to Indians for Chambliss, Tidrow & Upshaw
27th - Pan Am 707 crashes into mountains of Bali, killing 107
28th - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
29th - President Nixon said he will release edited tapes made in White House
37th US President Richard Nixon37th US President Richard Nixon 30th - US President Richard Nixon hands over partial transcripts of Watergate tape recordings

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