1974 in History



January 1 Lee MacPhail takes over as AL president, succeeding Joe Cronin
January 1 NBC radio begins on the hour news 24 hours a day (following CBS lead)
January 1 World Population Year begins
January 2 55 MPH speed limit imposed by Richard Nixon
January 2 Worst fire in Argentine history destroys 1.2 million acres
January 3 Arias Navarro succeeds Carrero Blanco as premier of Spain
January 3 Burma accepts its constitution
January 3 Gold hits record $121.25 an ounce in London
January 3 Miguel Pinero's "Short Eyes," premieres in New York City
January 3 New York Yankees sign Bill Virdon as manager
January 4 Nixon refuses to hand over tapes subpoenaed by Watergate Committee
January 5 Raul Julia appears on Bob Newhart Show in "Oh, Brother"
January 6 "CBS Mystery Theater," premieres on radio
January 6 England begins 3 day work week during mine strike
January 7 Dutch rations gasoline
January 8 E Wilson Jr's musical "Let My People Come," premieres in New York City
January 8 Gold hits record $126.50 an ounce in London
January 8 Loch Ness Monster photographed
January 8 Silver hits record $3.40 an ounce in New York
January 11 ABC airs final episode of "Love, American Style"
January 12 "Joker" by Steve Miller Band peaks at #1
January 12 Libya and Tunisia announces they are merging as "Islamic Arab Republic"
January 13 Superbowl VIII: Miami Dolphins beat Minnesota Vikings, 24-7 in Houston Superbowl MVP: Larry Csonka, Miami, RB
January 14 World Football League founded
January 15 24th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 134-123 at Seattle
January 15 Expert panel reports 18 -m gap in Watergate tape, 5 separate erasures
January 15 "Happy Days" begins an 11 year run on ABC
January 16 "Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published
January 16 L A Landslide kills 9, Canyonville, Oregon
January 16 New York Yankees Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford elected to Hall of Fame
January 17 Styne, Comdem and Green's musical "Lorelei," premieres in New York City
January 18 "$6 Million Man" starring Lee Majors premieres on ABC TV
January 18 Israel and Egypt sign weapons accord
January 19 Belgium government of Leburton falls
January 19 Notre Dame beats UCLA, ends NCAA-record 88-game basketball win streak
January 20 4th NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 15-13
January 20 7th ABA All-Star Game: East 128 beats West 112 at Virginia
January 20 A college basketball game ends 210-67
January 20 Essex Comm College beats Englewood Cliffs 210-67 in basketball
January 21 Gold hits record $161.31/silver hits record $3.97 an ounce in London
January 23 1st edition of women's magazine "Story"
January 25 Bulent Ecevit forms government in Turkey
January 25 Christian Barnard transplants 1st human heart without removal of old
January 25 Ray Kroc, CEO of McDonald's, buys San Diego Padres for $12 million
January 27 "Lorelei" opens at Palace Theater New York City for 320 performances
January 28 Sam Thompson, Jim Bottomley, and Jocko Conlan elected to Hall of Fame
January 29 27th NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 6-4 at Chicago
January 30 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
January 31 McDonald's founder Ray Kroc buys San Diego Padres
February 1 "Good Times" (spinoff from "Maude") premieres on CBS TV
February 2 Barbra Striesand's 1st #1 hit, "The Way We Were"
February 2 Pope Paul VI encyclical "To Honor Mary"
February 2 Smallest crowd at Cleveland Arena (Cavs vs Golden State-1,641)
February 3 "Pajama Game" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City after 65 performances
February 3 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
February 4 Benzine rationing ends in Netherlands
February 4 Chimpanzee Nim Chimsky signs his 1st word, at 2 months
February 4 Gas rationing ends in Netherlands
February 4 Patricia Hearst (19) kidnapped by Symbionese Liberation Army
February 5 British mine strike
February 5 Mats Wermelin, Sweden, scores all points in 272-0 basketball win
February 5 Maximum speed on Autobahn reduced to 100 kph
February 5 Patty Hearst kidnapped
February 5 U.S. Mariner 10 returns 1st close-up photos of Venus' cloud structure
February 6 3rd time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
February 6 Dutch speed limit set at 100km due to oil crisis
February 6 U.S. House of Representatives begins determining grounds for impeachment of Nixon
February 7 Grenada gains independence from Britain (National Day)
February 7 Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles" opens in movie theaters
February 8 "Good Times," debuts on CBS TV
February 8 Ringo releases "You're 16"
February 8 Skylab 4's astronauts land
February 8 Soap opera "Secret Storm" ends a 20 year run
February 9 "Daddy What If" by Bobby Bare peaks at #41
February 9 "The Americans (A Canadian's Opinion)" by Gordon Sinclair peaks at #24
February 9 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill
February 9 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr
February 10 Gail Denenber wins LPGA Sears Women's Golf Classic
February 10 "Gigi" closes at Uris Theater New York City after 103 performances
February 10 Iran/Iraqi border fight breaks out
February 10 Judy Ikenberry wins 1st U.S. women's marathon (2:55:17)
February 10 Silver futures hit record $4.81 an ounce in London
February 11 1st baseball arbitration Twins pitcher Dick Woodson seeking $29,000 wins, Twins offered $23,000
February 11 Dick Woodson is 1st of 48 to invoke baseball's new arbitration rule
February 11 Titan-Centaur Test launch fails
February 13 Dissident Nobel writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn expelled from U.S.S.R.
February 13 James "Cool Papa" Bell is named to baseball's Hall of Fame
February 13 "Rainbow Jones" opens and closes at Music Box Theater New York City
February 17 49 die in stampede for seats at soccer match, Cairo, Egypt
February 17 Carol Mann wins LPGA Naples Lely Golf Classic
February 18 NASA launches Italian satellite San Marcos C-2 (235/843 km)
February 18 U.S. ambassador to India Daniel Moynihan present $2,046,700,000 check
February 20 Cher files for separation from husband Sonny Bono
February 20 Gordie Howe comes out of retirement for $1M from Houston Aeros, WHA
February 21 Israeli forces leave western Suez
February 21 Silver hits record $5.96 an ounce in London
February 21 Yugoslavia adopts constitution
February 22 Ethiopian police shoot at demonstrators
February 23 Patty Hearst, daughter of publisher Randolph Hearst, kidnapped by SLA
February 23 Teri Garr appears on Bob Newhart Show in "Confessions of an Orth"
February 24 Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes world champ all-round skater
February 24 Pakistan officially recognizes Bangladesh
February 25 Veronica and Colin Scargill (England) begin tandem bicycle ride a record 18,020 miles around the world, completed on August 27, 1975
February 26 Gold hits record $188 an ounce in Paris
February 27 "People" magazine begins sales
February 27 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
February 28 Ethiopian government of Makonnen forms
February 28 Labour Party wins British parliamentary election
February 28 Taiwan police shoots into crowd
February 28 U.S. and Egypt re-form diplomatic relations after 7 years
March 1 George Harrison announces his concert tour of U.S. in November
March 1 Ian and Greg Chappell make 264 partnership vs. New Zealand cricket at Wellington
March 1 Watergate grand jury indicts 7 presidential aides
March 2 16th Grammy Awards: Killing Me Softly, Bette Midler wins
March 2 1st class postage raised to 10 cents from 8 cents
March 2 Grand jury concludes President Nixon is involved in Watergate cover-up
March 2 Greg Chappell makes 247* vs. New Zealand, 410 minutes, 29 fours 1 six
March 3 Despite Billy Harris' hat trick Islanders lose 3-4
March 3 George Foreman KOs Ken Norton
March 3 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
March 3 "Sextet" opens at Bijou Theater New York City for 9 performances
March 3 World's worst air disaster, Turkish DC-10 crashes in Paris (346 die)
March 4 David Hares' "Knuckle," premieres in London
March 4 Harold Wilson replaces resigning Ed Heath as British premier
March 5 "Candide" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 740 performances
March 5 Ralph Stewart failed in 2nd Islander penalty shot
March 6 An Italian loses a record $1,920,000 at roulette in Monte Carlo
March 6 Ian and Greg Chappell score cricket
March 6 "Over Here" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 341 performances
March 7 1st general striking in Ethiopia
March 7 "Monitor" (U.S. Civil War Ship) restored at Cape Hatteras North Carolina
March 8 Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris
March 9 Last Japanese soldier, a guerrilla operating in Philippines, surrenders, 29 years after World War II ended
March 10 Carol Mann wins LPGA S&H Green Stamp Golf Classic
March 10 Christian Democrats win Belgium parliamentary election
March 10 Lawrence Rowe completes 302 vs. England Bridgetown, 36 fours 1 six
March 10 "Sextet" closes at Bijou Theater New York City after 9 performances
March 11 Mount Etna in Sicily erupted
March 11 Rhino Store gives people 5 cents to take home Danny Bonaduce's Album
March 13 Charles de Gaulle Airport opens near Paris
March 13 Glenn Turner scores twin tons for New Zealand's 1st win against Australia
March 15 Brazilian president Garastazu Medici resigns
March 16 1st performance at new Grand Ole Opry House at Opryland in Nashville
March 17 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Bing Crosby Golf Classic International
March 18 Most Arab oil producing nations end embargo against US
March 19 Jefferson Starship begins their 1st tour
March 21 Attempt made to kidnap Princess Anne in London's Pall Mall
March 24 36th NCAA Mens Basketball Championship: North Carolina State beats Marquette 76-64
March 25 Barbra Streisand records the album "Butterfly"
March 26 George Foreman TKOs Ken Norton in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
March 26 Romanian Communist Party names party leader Ceausescu president
March 28 Rock group Raspberries breakup
March 29 Mariner 10's, 1st fly-by of Mercury, returns photos
April 1 Ayatollah Khomeini calls for an Islamic Republic in Iran
April 1 Pioneer Hall opens
April 2 46th Academy Awards - "Stng," Glenda Jackson and Jack Lemmon win
April 2 Arganat Commission publishes report concerning Yom Kippur War
April 2 Tony Greig takes 8-86 vs. WI Port-of-Spain (later 5-70 in 2nd inn)
April 3 148 tornadoes are reported over an area covering a dozen states
April 3 Gold hits record $197 an ounce in Paris
April 4 Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth's home-run record by hitting his 714th
April 5 Last day of Test cricket for Garry Sobers and Rohan Kanhai
April 5 Then tallest building, World Trade Center opens in New York City (110 stories)
April 6 200,000 attend rock concert "California Jam"
April 6 Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Earl Anthony 11/16
April 6 Yankees 1st home game at Shea Stadium, beat Indians 6-1
April 7 Herb Gardner's "Thieves," premieres in New York City
April 8 Discovery Island opens
April 8 Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 715th home run, breaks Babe Ruth's record
April 9 Padres owner Ray Kroc, addresses fans "Ladies and gentlemen, I suffer with you I've never seen such stupid baseball playing in my life"
April 10 American Boccaccio Association forms
April 10 Magicians Penn and Teller 1st meet
April 10 Yitzhak Rabin replaces resigning Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir
April 11 WW II war criminal JP Philippa arrested
April 14 38th Golf Masters Championship: Gary Player wins, shooting a 278
April 15 3rd Boston Women's Marathon won by Miki Gorman of California in 2:47:11
April 15 78th Boston Marathon won by Neil Cusack of Ireland in 2:13:39
April 15 Military coup in Niger, president Diori Hamani deposed
April 16 200,000 attend rock concert California Jam I in Ontario California
April 16 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
April 16 "Words and Music" opens at John Golden Theater New York City for 127 performances
April 17 Moslem fundamentalists assault military academy in Heliopolis Egypt
April 18 Red Brigade kidnaps Italian attorney general Mario Sossi
April 19 Oriole Al Bumbry hits an inside-the-park home run against New York Yankees
April 20 Paul McCartney releases "Band on the Run"
April 21 28th Tony Awards: River Niger and Raisin win
April 21 3rd Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Jo Ann Prentice
April 22 Barbara Walters becomes news co-anchor of Today Show
April 23 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan U.S.S.R.
April 24 Dutch women hockey team becomes world champion
April 24 NFL grants franchise to Tampa Bay Bucaneers
April 25 Chancellor Willy Brandt sect Gunther Guillaume found to be a spy
April 25 Leo Tindemans forms Belgium government
April 25 Marcello Caetano overthrown in Portugal (Carnation revolution)
April 25 NFL moves goal posts and adopts sudden-death playoff
April 26 Landslide in Huancavelica Province Peru creates a natural dam
April 26 Malta adopts constitution
April 26 Yankees trade Peterson, Beene, Kline and Buskey to Indians for Chambliss, Tidrow and Upshaw
April 27 Pan Am 707 crashes into mountains of Bali, killing 107
April 28 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
April 29 President Nixon said he will release edited tapes made in White House
April 30 President Nixon hands over partial transcripts of Watergate tape recordings
May 2 Former Vice President Spiro Agnew disbarred
May 4 100th Kentucky Derby: Angel Cordero Jr. aboard Cannonade wins in 2:04
May 5 Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic
May 6 A's pitcher Paul Lindblad makes an errant throw in 1st inning of 6-3 loss to Baltimore ends his record streak of 385 consecutive errorless games
May 6 Smallest attendance at Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium (4,149)
May 6 Stolen "Guitar Player" painting by Jan Vermeer found in London
May 6 West German chancellor W. Brandt resigns
May 7 Pulitzer prize awarded to Robert Lowell (Dolphin)
May 8 50 MPH speed limit in Britain lifted
May 8 Canada government of Trudeau falls
May 8 FC Magdenburg wins 14th Europe Cup II
May 9 House Judiciary Committee begin formal hearings on Nixon impeachment
May 10 7th ABA championship: New York Nets beats Utah Stars, 4 games to 1
May 11 "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" by Frank Sinatra hits #83
May 11 Steely Dan releases "Rikki Don't Lose that Number"
May 11 "Tubular Bells" by Mike Oldfield hits #7
May 12 28th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Milwaukee, 4 games to 3
May 12 Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA American Defender-Raleigh Golf Classic
May 14 Symbionese Liberation Army destroyed in shoot-out, 6 killed
May 15 Mail truck terrorists take school in Maalot, 30 killed
May 15 Walter Scheel succeeds Heinemann as president
May 16 Helmut Schmidt becomes West German chancellor
May 16 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
May 17 Bayern Munchen wins 20th Europe Cup 1 at Brussels
May 17 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 15th String quartet
May 18 100th Preakness: Miguel Rivera aboard Current Little wins in 1:54.6
May 18 "Streak" by Ray Stevens hits #1
May 19 Joanne Carner Golf Invitational wins LPGA Bluegrass
May 19 Stanley Cup: Philadelphia Flyers beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2
May 19 Valeri Giscard d'Estaing wins French presidential election
May 20 Soyuz 14 returns to Earth
May 22 Ruffian begins her racing career as a filly and dies 14 months later
May 22 Soccer team Veendam forms
May 22 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
May 23 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
May 23 Italian Red Brigade officer Mario Sossi freed
May 24 Dean Martin Show, last airs on NBC-TV
May 26 During a David Cassidy concert in London a 14 year old is trampled
May 26 Joanne Carner wins Hoosier LPGA Golf Classic
May 27 Pirates Ken Brett no-hits Padres until 9th inning
May 28 26th Emmy Awards: MASH, Alan Alda and Mary Tyler Moore win
May 28 Emmy 1st Daytime Award presentation
May 28 Italians fascist bomb demonstrators in Brescia, 6 killed
May 28 "Magic Show" opens at Cort Theater New York City for 1859 performances
May 28 Stephen Schwartz' musical "Magic Show," premieres in New York City
May 29 Northern Ireland is brought under direct rule from Westminster
May 30 10th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yankees beat Mets 9-4
May 31 Israel and Syria sign an agreement concerning Golan Heights
May 31 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
June 1 Chemical plant explodes in Flixborough Lincs kills 29 in UK
June 1 "My Girl Bill" by Jim Stafford hits #12
June 2 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Baltimore Golf Classic
June 2 Malta's constitution goes into effect
June 3 Yitzhak Rabin forms a new Israeli government
June 4 10 cents Beer Night at Cleveland, unruly fans stumble onto field and cause Indians to forfeit the game to Rangers with score tied 5-5 in 9th
June 4 Never-to-be-repeated 10 cents Beer Night at Cleveland Stadium occurs
June 4 NFL grants franchise to Seattle Seahawks
June 5 A's Reggie Jackson and Bill North engage in clubhouse fight at Detroit
June 6 47th National Spelling Bee: Julie Ann Junkin wins spelling hydrophyte
June 7 Padres draft Brown University shortstop Bill Almon #1
June 8 106th Belmont: Miguel Rivera aboard Little Current wins in 2:29.2
June 8 Keyboardist Rick Wakeman quits rock group "Yes"
June 8 U.S. and Saudi Arabia sign military-economic contract
June 9 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Desert Inn Golf Classic
June 10 Mike Schmidt hits a ball off public address speaker on Astrodome roof
June 10 Rumor's government in Italy resigns
June 11 Mel Stottlemyre's AL record 272nd consecutive start, without relief
June 13 Henry Aaron addresses House of Representatives
June 14 Angels' Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 Red Sox in 12 innings
June 15 "Streak" by Ray Stevens hit #1 on U.K. pop chart
June 16 74th U.S. Golf Open: Hale Irwin shoots a 287 at Winged Foot Golf Club New York
June 16 Sandra Haynie wins Lawson's LPGA Golf Open
June 18 Gaston Thorn forms Luxembourg government
June 19 Kansas City Royal Steve Busby 2nd no-hitter beats Milwaukee Brewers, 2-0
June 19 Yemen Arab Republic, North Yemen, suspends constitution
June 23 1st extraterrestrial message sent from Earth into space
June 23 20th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Haynie
June 24 India all out for 42 in Lord's Test cricket in 77 minutes
June 24 Steve Busby retires 1st 9 White Sox to set AL record with 33 consecutive batters retired
June 26 Liz Taylor's 5th divorce (Richard Burton)
June 27 "Flip Wilson Show," last airs on NBC-TV
June 27 U.S. president Nixon visits U.S.S.R.
June 28 Fall of earth and rocks kill 200 (Quebrada Blanca Canyon, Colombia)
June 28 Wings release "Band on the Run" and "Zoo Gang" in UK
June 30 2nd du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Carole Jo Skala
June 30 Petty thief Peter Leonard sets fire to cover burglary that torches "Gulliver's" nightclub killing 24 (Port Chester New York)
June 30 Soviet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defects to west
July 1 1st Laura Ashley-store in U.S. opens in San Francisco
July 1 General Pinochet becomes president of Chile
July 1 Isabel Peron succeeds husband Juan as President of Argentina
July 1 Monmouthshire renamed Gwent and becomes part of Wales
July 2 Fernando Mameda of Portugal sets record for 10,000 m (27:13.81)
July 3 Mike Marshall saves Tommy John's 4-1 win
July 3 Pitching in major league-record 13th consecutive game for Dodgers
July 3 Soyuz 14 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 3
July 4 Mike Marshall goes 9-0 with 3 saves in 20 appearances in 30 days
July 5 81st Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Olga Morzova (60 64)
July 6 88th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats K Rosewall (61 61 64)
July 7 Brewer Don Money sets record of consec errorless games at 3rd, 78
July 7 Sue Roberts wins LPGA Niagara Frontier Golf Classic
July 7 West Germany beats Netherlands 2-1 for soccer's 10th World Cup in Munich
July 8 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
July 8 Yank shortstop Jim Mason ties record with 4 doubles in 9 inn game
July 9 Trudeau's Liberal Party wins Canadian parliamentary election
July 10 OPEC ends oil boycott against Netherlands
July 10 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
July 11 House Judiciary Committee releases evidence on Watergate inquiry
July 11 World Football League plays 1st games
July 12 John Ehrlichman convicted of violating Daniel Ellsberg's rights
July 13 103rd British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots a 282 at Royal Lytham
July 13 India's 1st one-day international (v England, Headingley)
July 14 Billy Martin is 1st AL manager ejected by ump from 2 games in 1 day
July 14 Sharon Miller wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
July 15 Military coup on Cyprus: archbishop/president Makarios flees
July 17 1st quadrophonic studio in U.K. is open by Moody Blues
July 17 Bob Gibson becomes 2nd pitcher to strike-out 3,000 (Cesar Geronimo)
July 17 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
July 17 John Lennon is ordered to leave U.S. in 60 days
July 18 U.S. performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
July 18 World's tallest structure, 646-m Polish radio mast, completed
July 19 Cleveland Indian Dick Bosman no-hits Oakland A's, 4-0
July 19 David Bowie's 'Diamond Dog' tour ends in New York City
July 19 Soyuz 14 lands
July 20 Heng Yo and Heng Ju, completes 1,000 mile (SF-Seattle) pilgrimage
July 20 Turkey invades Cyprus
July 21 29th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Sandra Haynie
July 21 Eddy Merckx wins his 5th Tour de France
July 21 House Judiciary approves 2 Articles of Impeachment against President Nixon
July 23 45th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-2 at 3 Rivers Stadium, Pitts
July 23 Greek military dictatorship collapses
July 24 Supreme Court unanimously rules Nixon must turn over Watergate tapes
July 26 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
July 26 U.S.S.R.'s Soyuz fails to dock with Salyut 3
July 27 House Judiciary Committee votes 27-11 recommends Nixon impeachment
July 27 Kanhai and Jameson add 465 for 2nd wicket, Warwickshire vs. Gloucs
July 28 69 die when packed bus strikes heavy truck, Belem, Brazil
July 28 Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA Wheeling Ladies Golf Classic
July 29 2nd impeachment vote against Nixon by House Judiciary Committee
July 29 Episcopal Church ordained female priests
July 29 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
July 29 St. Louis Card Lou Brock steals his 700th base
July 30 House Judiciary Committee votes on 3rd and last charge of "high crimes and misdemeanors" to impeach President Nixon in the Watergate cover-up
August 1 Virginia Squires trade Julius "Dr. J" Erving to New York Nets
August 3 Guitarist Jeff Baxter quits Steely Dan and joins Doobie Brothers
August 3 "Little Night Music" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 601 performances
August 3 "Words and Music" closes at John Golden Theater New York City after 127 performances
August 4 Crawford-Butler Act allows Puerto Ricans to elect own governor
August 4 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
August 5 Joan Jett forms her rock group Runaways
August 5 President Nixon admits he withheld information about Watergate break-in
August 6 6th time Phils get just 1 assist in game; no other team did it twice
August 6 Explosion and fire destory Great Northern RR yard in Wenatchee, Washington
August 7 Actress Faye Dunaway weds Peter Wolf of J Geils Band
August 7 Philippe Petit walks tightrope strung between twin towers
August 8 President Richard M Nixon announces he'll resign his office 12PM Aug 9
August 9 Richard Nixon resigns presidency, Vice President Gerald Ford becomes 38th president
August 10 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Colgate-European American Golf Open
August 11 56th PGA Championship: Lee Trevino shoots a 276 at Tanglewood NC
August 11 Coup in East-Timor under UDT
August 11 Head-on collision between two buses kills 21 (Ankara, Turkey)
August 12 Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 and walks only 2 as Angels top Red Sox, 4-2
August 12 Yankees Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford become 1st teammates elected to hall of fame on same day
August 14 Congress authorizes U.S. citizens to own gold
August 14 Turkish army attacks Nicosia Cyprus
August 14 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
August 14 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
August 15 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
August 15 Hurricane/floods ravage Bangladesh, 4,000 killed
August 15 Longest team (6) trampoline bouncing marathon (1,248 hours (52 days))
August 15 South Korean President Park Chung-Hee escapes assassination
August 16 Ramones concert debut (NY's CBGBs)
August 18 Joanne Carner wins LPGA St. Paul Keller Golf Open
August 20 Brooklyn pitcher Dan Bankhead is 1st black to homer in his 1st at bat
August 20 Nelson Rockefeller becomes V.P.
August 20 Nolan Ryan pitch measured at record 161.6 kph (100.4 mph)
August 20 President Gerald Ford, assumes office after Richard Nixon's resignation
August 23 John Lennon reports seeing a UFO in New York City
August 23 Zaheer Abbas scores 240 Pakistan vs. England at The Cricket Oval
August 24 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
August 25 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
August 25 L.A. Aztecs defeat Miami Toros to win NASL cup
August 26 Guinee-Bissau becomes independent of Portugal
August 26 Soyuz 15 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 3
August 27 New York Met Benny Ayala hits a home run in his 1st at bat
August 28 Soyuz 15 returns to Earth
August 29 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
August 30 Express train runs full speed into Zagreb, Yugo rail yard killing 153
August 30 Launching of 1st Dutch satellite, ANS, from Vandenberg
August 30 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
September 1 Jane Blalock/Sue Roberts wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open
September 1 Train accident at Zagreb Yugoslavia, 121 killed
September 2 Jerry Lewis' 9th Muscular Dystrophy telethon
September 2 Prest Gerald Ford signs Employee Retirement Income Security Act
September 3 Giants John Montefusco makes his major league debut
September 3 NBA guard Oscar Robinson retires
September 3 U.S. and East Germany establish diplomatic relations
September 4 Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
September 7 "Irene" closes at Minskoff Theater New York City after 605 performances
September 7 Shirley Cothran (Texas), 21, crowned 47th Miss America 1975
September 8 88th U.S. Womens Tennis: Billie J King beats Evonne Goolagong (36 63 75)
September 8 94th U.S. Mens Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Ken Rosewall (61 60 61)
September 8 Ian Thompson wins marathon (2:13:18.8)
September 8 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
September 8 President Gerald Ford pardons former President R Nixon of all federal crimes
September 9 88th U.S. Womens Tennis: B J M King beats E Goolagong Cawley (36 63 75)
September 10 Lou Brock ties (104) and then sets (105) baseball stolen base mark
September 10 New York Dolls disband
September 10 Portugal recognizes independence of Rep of Guinea-Bissau
September 10 Teuvo Louhivouri sets cycling distance record of 515.8 mi in 24 hours
September 11 Cards beat Mets, 4-3, in 25 (7h4m), record 202 plate appearances, Felix Milan and John Milner come to bat 12 times each
September 12 Coup overthrows Emperor Haile Selassie in Ethiopia (National Day)
September 12 Jeff "Skunk" Baxter joins Doobie Brothers
September 13 1st broadcast of "Rockford Files" on NBC-TV
September 13 3 Japanese kidnap French ambassador in Hague
September 13 Phillies set NL record, using 27 players in a game, St. Louis uses 24, tying record of 51. Phils win 7-3 in 17
September 13 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
September 14 Charles Kowal discovers Leda, 13th satellite of Jupiter
September 15 Market Square Arena in Indianapolis opens
September 15 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Charity Golf Classic
September 16 BART begins regular transbay service
September 16 Bob Dylan records 'Blood on the Tracks'
September 16 President Ford announces conditional amnesty for U.S., Vietnam War deserters
September 16 U.S. General Haig becomes NATO-supreme commander in Europe
September 17 Courageous (U.S.) beats Southern Cross (Australia) in 23rd America's Cup
September 18 Hurricane Fifi strikes Honduras with 110 mph winds, 5,000 die
September 19 Hurricane Fifi hits coast of Honduras; about 5,000 die
September 21 U.S. Mariner 10 makes 2nd fly-by of Mercury
September 23 BBC Ceefax begins 1st teletext service
September 23 "Gypsy" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 120 performances
September 24 Al Kaline, Detroit Tiger, is 12th to get 3,000 hits
September 24 Clarence Jones of Kintetsu Buffaloes hits his 38th home run, 1st American to win a Japanese home run title
September 25 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
September 26 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
September 27 Austr National Gallery buys W de Kooning's "Woman V" for $850,000
September 28 1st Lady Betty Ford undergoes a radical mastectomy
September 28 "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing" by Aretha Franklin peaks at #47
September 28 California Angel Nolan Ryan 3rd no-hitter beats Minnesota Twin, 4-0
September 28 "I'm A Ramblin' Man" by Waylon Jennings peaks at #75
September 28 John Lennon appears as guest dj on WNEW-FM (New York City)
September 28 "Live It Up Part 1" by Isley Brothers peaks at #52
September 28 Mick Ronson joins Mott the Hoople
September 28 "Papa Don't Take No Mess Part 1" by James Brown peaks at #31
September 28 "Rock Me Gently" by Andy Kim peaks at #1
September 28 "Surfin' USA" by Beach Boys reenters chart and peaks at #36
September 29 4th New York City Women's Marathon won by Katherine Switzer in 3:07:29
September 29 5th New York City Marathon won by Norbert Sander in 2:26:30
September 29 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic
September 30 General Francesco da Costa Gomez succeeds General Spinola as President of Portugal
October 1 Watergate cover-up trial opens in Washington D.C.
October 2 Hank Aaron's 733rd career home run on his last NL at bat
October 3 Frank Robinson becomes baseball's 1st black manager with the Cleveland Indians
October 3 Pele retires as soccer player
October 4 John Lennon releases "Walls and Bridges" album
October 6 Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA Sacramento Union Ladies Golf Classic
October 6 "Mack and Mabel," opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 66 performances
October 7 East Germany amends constitution
October 9 Race riot in Boston due to "busing"
October 9 Washington Capitals 1st NHL game, losing 6-3 to New York Rangers at MSG Washington Caps begin a 37 game road losing streak
October 10 A's Mike Andrews files $25 million lawsuit against Charlie Finley
October 10 Canadian John Hathaway begins 2-yr ride of 50,600 miles
October 10 Labour Party wins British parliamentary election
October 10 U.S. General George Brown's speech deplores Jewish influence in U.S. over his treatment during the 1973 World Series
October 11 A's Catfish Hunter charge owner Charlie Finley with breach of contract
October 12 1st time Washington Caps are shutout as they are beat 6-0 by Minnesota
October 14 8th Country Music Association Award: Charlie Rich
October 15 National Guard mobilizes to restore order in Boston school busing
October 15 Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Paul J Flory (macro molecules)
October 15 Washington Capitals 1st NHL tie, playing Los Angeles Kings to 1-1 tie
October 16 A's Ken Holtzman, who hasn't batted all season, belts 3rd inning home run in Game 4 and gets the win, 5-2
October 17 "Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope" closes at Playhouse New York City after 1065 per
October 17 NBA New Orleans Jazz begin a 28 game road losing streak
October 17 Oakland A's beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 1 in 71st World Series makes A's only team other than Yankees to win 3 straight series
October 17 Washington Capitals 1st NHL home victory, beating Chicago 4-3
October 18 1st NBA game at Market Square Arena - Pacers beat Spurs 129-121
October 18 Andre van de Louw appointed mayor of Rotterdam
October 18 Chicago Bull Nate Thurmond becomes 1st in NBA to complete a quadruple double-22 pts, 14 rebounds, 13 assists and 12 blocks
October 18 Wings (Country Hams) release "Walking in the Park with Eloise"
October 19 Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers in Portland (next win 6-1-90)
October 19 Detroit Red Wing Mickey Redmond scores 1st hat trick against Washington Caps
October 20 1st broadcast of "Derrick" on ZDF
October 20 Bard's presentation of "Richard III" opens at Lincoln Center New York City
October 21 1st Islander shut-out opponent-Billy Smith 5-0 vs Caps
October 21 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Cubic Corp Golf Classic
October 22 Yankees trade Bobby Murcer to Giants for Bobby Bonds
October 23 Cubs trade Billy Williams to A's for Manny Trillo, Knowles and Locker
October 23 Lake Isaac in Cleveland Metroparks' Big Creek Reservation dedicated
October 24 Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (Texas Rangers)
October 25 Air Force fires 1st ICBM
October 25 Dmitri Shostakovich' 15th String Quartet premieres in Leningrad
October 25 Wings release "Junior's Farm"
October 26 Cleveland Coliseum opens for NBA's Cavaliers and MISL's Crunch
October 27 Chantal Langlace runs female world record marathon (2:46:24)
October 28 1st time 2 Islanders hat trick in same game-MacMillian and Westfall
October 28 Luna 23 launched (landing on Moon)
October 28 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
October 29 Law bans discrimination of sex or marital status in credit application
October 30 California Angel Nolan Ryan throws fastest recorded pitch (100.9 MPH)
October 30 Catfish Hunter is named AL Cy Young Award
October 30 Muhammad Ali KOs George Foreman in 8th round in Kinshasa Zaire
November 1 Fire kills 189 in less than 25 minutes (Sao Paulo Brazil)
November 1 U.N. affirms independence of Cyprus
November 2 Art Modell gets snowed in and misses his 1st Cleveland Brown game in 33 yrs
November 2 Braves trade Hank Aaron to Milwaukee Brewers for outfielder Dave May
November 2 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
November 3 Chako Higuchi wins Japan LPGA Golf Classic
November 3 "Lorelei" closes at Palace Theater New York City after 320 performances
November 5 Dmitri Sjotakovitch completes Michelangelo-liederen
November 5 Ella Grasso (Ct) elected 1st woman U.S. Governor not related to previous gov
November 5 Walter E. Washington, becomes 1st elected mayor of Washington D.C.
November 6 Dodger Mike Marshall is 1st relief pitcher to win Cy Young Award
November 7 63rd Davis Cup: South Africa beats India in (w/o)
November 8 British Lord Lucan disappears
November 10 2nd meeting of Giants-Jets, Jets even series at 1 with 26-20 OT win
November 10 Montreal Canadiens shutout Washington Capitals 11-0
November 12 South Africa suspended from United Nations General Assembly over racial policies
November 13 Dodgers Steve Garvey wins NL MVP
November 15 Ringo releases "Goodnight Vienna" and "Only You" in UK
November 16 1st intentional interstellar radio message sent, Arecibo telescope towards M 41, a cluster of stars some 25,000 light years away
November 16 John Lennon's only solo #1 "Whatever Gets You Through the Night"
November 16 Milwaukee Bucks lose their 11th straight NBA game (team record)
November 17 Bonnie Bryant wins Bill Branch LPGA Golf Classic
November 17 Union of Banana Exporting Countries (UPEB) forms
November 20 Rangers' Jeff Burroughs wins AL MVP
November 20 The U.S. files antitrust suit to break-up AT&T
November 21 Freedom of Information Act passed by Congress over President Ford's veto
November 22 Test Cricket debut of Gordon Greenidge and Viv Richards, at Bangalore
November 22 U.N. General Assembly recognizes Palestine right to sovereignty
November 23 60 Ethiopia government officials executed
November 24 62nd CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 20-7
November 24 Gerald Ford and Leonid Brezhnev signs SALT-2-treaty
November 24 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Errol Golf Classic
November 25 Irish Republican Army is outlawed in Britain following deaths of 21
November 25 Rangers' Mike Hargrove wins AL Rookie of Year
November 26 Approximately 140 die when suspension bridge collapses (Nepal)
November 26 Catfish Hunter and Charlie Finley meet in arbitration
November 26 Greenidge scores 107 in 2nd innings of Test Cricket debut vs. India
November 27 Cardinals outfielder Bake McBride wins NL Rookie of Year
November 28 Bowie Kuhn suspends George Steinbrenner for 2 years
November 28 John Lennon's last concert appearance (Elton John concert in MSG New York City)
November 30 20th time Islanders shut-out (3-0 vs Canucks)
November 30 "Good Evening" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City after 438 performances
November 30 "Mack and Mabel" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 66 performances
November 30 Miss Teenage America Pageant
November 30 Most complete early man skeleton found (Johanson and Gray in Ethiopia)
December 1 Boeing 727 crashes in Upperville Virginia, 92 died
December 1 Jacqueline Hansen runs female world record marathon (2:43:54.5)
December 2 Cowhide, rather than just horsehide, can be used to make baseballs
December 2 Giant Baba beats Jack Brisco in Kagoshimi, to become NWA champ
December 2 Soyuz 16 launched into Earth orbit for 6 days
December 4 Dutch DC-8 charter crashes in Sri Lanka killing 191 Moslem pilgrims
December 4 Jean-Paul Sartre visits RAF leader Andreas Baader in prison
December 5 1st Washington Capitals penalty shot, Tom Williams unsuccessful vs Buff Sabres
December 5 1st World Football League Bowl, Birmingham Americans beat Florida
December 5 Airport terminal roof collapses killing 17 (Teheran Iran)
December 5 Monty Python's final episode airs on BBC
December 5 "Monty Python's Flying Circus" last shown on BBC
December 5 NFL's Seattle Seahawks forms
December 5 Oliver Tilden Triangle in the Bronx named
December 5 Tom Williams is unsuccessful on Washington Capitals 1st NHL penalty shot
December 6 George Harrison releases "Ding Dong, Ding Dong"
December 8 Greek monarchy rejected by referendum
December 8 Irish Republican Socialist Party forms
December 8 Sandra Post wins LPGA Colgate Far East Golf Open
December 8 Soyuz 16 returns to Earth
December 9 Dow Jones index hits 570.01
December 9 Jack Brisco beats Giant Baba in Tokyo, to become NWA wrestling champ
December 9 Johnson Grigsby freed after 66 years in jail
December 10 European Economic Community calls for a European Parliament
December 10 Helios 1 launched by U.S., Germany; later makes closest flyby of Sun
December 10 Space probe Helios 1 launched
December 13 Jim "Catfish" Hunter wins free agent claim against A's owner Finley
December 13 Malta becomes a republic
December 14 Islander Glenn Resch's 1st shut-out opponent-Kings 3-0
December 14 Viv Richards scores 1st Test Cricket ton 192 vs. India 20 fours 6 sixes
December 15 A's Catfish Hunter is ruled a free agent (later signs with Yankees)
December 16 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
December 16 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
December 18 SF Visitors Center at City Hall opens
December 19 Dave Kryskow scores Washington Capitals 1st NHL shorthanded goal
December 19 "Man With Golden Gun" premieres in US
December 19 Nelson A. Rockefeller sworn-in as 41st Vice President
December 20 Ethiopia becomes socialist one-party state
December 20 George Harrison releases his "Dark Horse" album in the United Kingdom
December 22 2nd cease-fire between IRA and British; lasts until approx April 1975
December 22 Phil Esposito, Boston, became 6th NHLer to score 500 goals
December 22 Referenda in Comoros-3 islands for independence, 1 stays French
December 23 "Good News" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 16 performances
December 23 Leningrad: premier of Dmitri Sjotakovitsj' Michelangelo-liederen
December 24 Cardinals' Lou Brock is named Sportsman of the Year
December 25 Cyclone Tracy virtually destroys Darwin, Australia
December 26 Washington Capitals 1st NHL sellout
December 27 40th Heisman Trophy Award: Archie Griffin, Ohio State (RB)
December 27 Dear Abby show ends run on CBS radio after 11 years
December 27 FSLN seizes government hostages at a private Managua party
December 27 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
December 28 6.3 earthquake strikes Pakistan: 5200 killed
December 29 Murray Schisgal's "All Over Town," premieres in New York City
December 30 Beatles are legally disbanded (4 years after suit was brought)
December 31 41st Sugar Bowl: Nebraska 13 beats Florida 10
December 31 Free agent pitcher Catfish Hunter signs $3M 5 year New York Yankees contract
December 31 Gold legal in U.S., Franklin Mint strikes Panama's Gold 100 balboa coin
December 31 Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks join Fleetwood Mac
December 31 New York Yankees sign Jim "Catfish" Hunter to 5 years for record $3.75 million
December 31 Popular Electronics displays Altair 8800 computer












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