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1974Gerald Ford & Leonid Brezhnev signs SALT-2-treaty

1974Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 715th HR, breaking Babe Ruth's record in Atlanta

1974John Lennon's last concert appearance (Elton John concert in Madison Square Garden NYC)

1974Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and historian, is deported from the Soviet Union to Frankfurt, West Germany and stripped of his Soviet citizenship

1974George Harrison releases "Ding Dong, Ding Dong"

1974Phil Esposito, Boston, became 6th NHLer to score 500 goals

1974Hank Aaron's 733rd career HR on his last NL at bat

1974"Chinatown", starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, is released

1974US President Richard Nixon hands over partial transcripts of Watergate tape recordings

1974Jerry Lewis' 9th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

1974Bob Dylan records Blood on the Tracks

1974US President Richard Nixon announces he'll resign his office 12PM Aug 9

1974Ted Bundy victim Laura Aime disappears in Utah

1974Barbra Streisand records the album "Butterfly"

197488th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats K Rosewall (61 61 64)

1974John Lennon's only solo #1 "Whatever Gets You Through the Night"

1974Muhammad Ali KOs George Foreman in 8th round in Kinshasa Zaire ('The Rumble in the Jungle')

1974Ted Bundy victim Debi Kent disappears in Salt Lake City, Utah

1974George Harrison releases his "Dark Horse" album in UK

1974President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon of all federal crimes

1974Gordie Howe comes out of retirement for $1M from Houston Aeros, WHA

1974Bowie Kuhn suspends George Steinbrenner for 2 years

1974Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic

1974Padres owner Ray Kroc, addresses fans "Ladies & gentlemen, I suffer with you I've never seen such stupid baseball playing in my life"

1974Jean-Paul Sartre visits Red Army Faction leader Andreas Baader in prison

1974Henry Kissinger unveils Nixon Administration's seven-point "Project Independence" plan to make the U.S. energy independent

1974Angels' Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 Red Sox in 12 innings

1974James 'cool papa' Bell is named to baseball's Hall of Fame

1974Mike Schmidt hits a ball off public address speaker on Astrodome roof

1974Ted Bundy victim Nancy Wilcox disappears in Salt Lake City, Utah

1974NBA guard Oscar Robertson retires

1974The KGB begin a large-scale operation to discredit Russian novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and cut his communications with Soviet dissidents

197416th Grammy Awards: Killing Me Softly, Bette Midler wins

1974George Foreman TKOs Ken Norton in 2 for heavyweight boxing title in Caracas, Venezuela

1974Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 & walks only 2 as Angels top Red Sox, 4-2

1974"Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" by Frank Sinatra hits #83

1974Nolan Ryan pitch measured at record 161.6 kph (100.4 mph)

197455 MPH speed limit imposed by Richard Nixon

1974California Angel Nolan Ryan throws fastest recorded pitch (100.9 MPH)

1974McDonald's founder Ray Kroc buys San Diego Padres

1974Pele retires as soccer player

1974Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles" opens in movie theaters

197438th Golf Masters Championship: Gary Player wins, shooting a 278

1974US President Richard Nixon admits he withheld information about Watergate break-in

1974John Lennon is ordered to leave US in 60 days

1974George Harrison announces his concert tour of US in November

197481st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats Olga Morzova (60 64)

1974"Papa Don't Take No Mess Part 1" by James Brown peaks at #31

1974Chicago Bull Nate Thurmond becomes 1st in NBA to complete a quadruple double-22 pts, 14 rebounds, 13 assists & 12 blocks

1974Braves trade Hank Aaron to Milwaukee Brewers for OF Dave May

1974Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth's home-run record by hitting his 714th

197494th US Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Ken Rosewall (61 60 61)

1974US House Judiciary approves two Articles of Impeachment against President Richard Nixon

1974"Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published

197426th Emmy Awards: MASH, Alan Alda & Mary Tyler Moore win

1974Ray Kroc, CEO (McDonald's), buys SD Padres for $12 million

1974California Angel Nolan Ryan 3rd no-hitter beats Minn Twin, 4-0

1974Richard Nixon resigns presidency, VP Gerald Ford swears oath of office to become 38th US president

1974US President Gerald Ford signs Employee Retirement Income Security Act

1974John Lennon releases "Walls & Bridges" album

197446th Academy Awards - "The Sting", Glenda Jackson & Jack Lemmon win

1974As' Reggie Jackson & Bill North engage in clubhouse fight at Detroit

1974103rd British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots a 282 at Royal Lytham

1974Yankees Mickey Mantle & Whitey Ford become 1st team mates inducted to hall of fame on same day

1974US 1st Lady Betty Ford undergoes a radical mastectomy

1974Ringo Starr releases "Goodnight Vienna" & "Only You" in UK

1974 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Lee MacPhail takes over as AL president, succeeding Joe Cronin 
Jan 1
NBC radio begins on the hour news 24 hours a day (following CBS lead) 
Jan 1
World Population Year begins 
Jan 1
With effect from this date the New Zealand government terminates all tariff preferences previously granted to South Africa. 
Jan 2
55 MPH speed limit imposed by Richard Nixon 
Jan 2
Worst fire in Argentine history destroys 1.2 million acres 
Jan 3
Arias Navarro succeeds Carrero Blanco as premier of Spain 
Jan 3
Burma accepts its constitution 
Jan 3
Gold hits record $121.25 an ounce in London 
Jan 3
Miguel Pinero's "Short Eyes," premieres in NYC 
Jan 3
NY Yankees sign Bill Virdon as manager 
Jan 4
Nixon refuses to hand over tapes subpoenaed by Watergate Committee 
Jan 5
Raul Julia appears on Bob Newhart Show in "Oh, Brother" 
Jan 5
An earthquake in Lima, Peru, kills six people, and damages hundreds of houses. 
Jan 6
"CBS Mystery Theater," premieres on radio 
Jan 6
England begins 3 day work week during mine strike 
Jan 6
In response to the 1973 energy crisis, daylight saving time commences nearly four months early in the United States. 
Jan 7
Gasoline rationed in Netherlands 
Jan 8
E Wilson Jr's musical "Let My People Come," premieres in NYC 
Jan 8
Gold hits record $126.50 an ounce in London 
Jan 8
Loch Ness Monster photographed 
Jan 8
Silver hits record $3.40 an ounce in New York 
Jan 11
ABC airs final episode of "Love, American Style" 
Jan 12
"Joker" by Steve Miller Band peaks at #1 
Jan 12
Libya & Tunisia announces they are merging as "Islamic Arab Republic" 
Jan 13
Super Bowl VIII: Miami Dolphins beat Minnesota Vikings, 24-7 in Houston Super Bowl MVP: Larry Csonka, Miami, RB 
Jan 13
Seraphim is elected Archbishop of Athens and All Greece. 
Jan 14
World Football League founded 
Jan 15
"Happy Days" begins an 11 year run on ABC 
Jan 15
24th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 134-123 at Seattle 
Jan 15
Expert panel reports 18½ minute gap in Watergate tape, 5 separate erasures 
Jan 16
"Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published 
Jan 16
L A Landslide kills 9, Canyonville, Oregon 
Jan 17
Styne, Comdem & Green's musical "Lorelei," premieres in NYC 
Jan 18
"$6 Million Man" starring Lee Majors premieres on ABC TV 
Jan 18
Israel & Egypt sign weapons accord 
Jan 19
Belgium government of Leburton falls 
Jan 19
Notre Dame beats UCLA, ends NCAA-record 88-game basketball win streak 
Jan 20
24th NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 15-13 
Jan 20
7th ABA All-Star Game: East 128 beats West 112 at Virginia 
Jan 20
A college basketball game ends 210-67 
Jan 20
Essex Comm College beats Englewood Cliffs 210-67 in basketball 
Jan 21
Gold hits record $161.31/silver hits record $3.97 an ounce in London 
Jan 23
1st edition of women's magazine "Story" 
Jan 25
Bulent Ecevit forms government in Turkey 
Jan 25
Christian Barnard transplants 1st human heart without removal of old 
Jan 25
Ray Kroc, CEO (McDonald's), buys SD Padres for $12 million 
Jan 27
"Lorelei" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 320 performances 
Jan 28
Sam Thompson, Jim Bottomley, & Jocko Conlan elected to Hall of Fame 
Jan 29
27th NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 6-4 at Chicago 
Jan 29
Kuwait announces 60 percent government participation in BP-Gulf concession 
Jan 30
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Jan 31
McDonald's founder Ray Kroc buys San Diego Padres 
Feb 1
"Good Times" (spinoff from "Maude") premieres on CBS TV 
Feb 1
Kuala Lumpur is declared a Federal Territory. 
Feb 2
Barbra Striesand's 1st #1 hit, "The Way We Were" 
Feb 2
Pope Paul VI encyclical "To Honor Mary" 
Feb 2
Smallest crowd at Cleveland Arena (Cavs vs Golden State-1,641) 
Feb 2
The F-16 Fighting Falcon flies for the first time. 
Feb 3
"Pajama Game" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 65 perfs 
Feb 3
Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational 
Feb 4
Chimpanzee Nim Chimsky signs his 1st word, at 2½ months 
Feb 4
Petroleum rationing ends in Netherlands 
Feb 4
Patricia Hearst (19), daughter of publisher Randolph Hearst, kidnapped by Symbionese Liberation Army 
Feb 4
Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb explodes on a bus as it traveled along the M62 motorway in West Yorkshire, England carrying British Army soldiers and some of their family members; nine British Army soldiers and three civilians are killed 
Feb 5
British mine strike 
Feb 5
Mats Wermelin, Sweden, scores all points in 272-0 basketball win 
Feb 5
Maximum speed on Autobahn reduced to 100 kph 
Feb 5
US Mariner 10 returns 1st close-up photos of Venus' cloud structure 
Feb 5
John Murtha becomes the first Vietnam War veteran elected to the Congress of the United States. 
Feb 6
3rd time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0 
Feb 6
Dutch speed limit set at 100km due to oil crisis 
Feb 6
US House of Reps begins determining grounds for impeachment of Nixon 
Feb 7
Grenada gains independence from Britain (National Day) 
Feb 7
Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles" opens in movie theaters 
Feb 8
"Good Times," debuts on CBS TV 
Feb 8
Ringo releases "You're 16" 
Feb 8
Skylab 4's astronauts land 
Feb 8
Soap opera "Secret Storm" ends a 20 year run 
Feb 9
"Daddy What If" by Bobby Bare peaks at #41 
Feb 9
"The Americans (A Canadian's Opinion)" by Gordon Sinclair peaks at #24 
Feb 9
US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill 
Feb 9
US male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr 
Feb 10
"Gigi" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 103 performances 
Feb 10
Gail Denenber wins LPGA Sears Women's Golf Classic 
Feb 10
Iran/Iraqi border fight breaks out 
Feb 10
Judy Ikenberry wins 1st Us women's marathon (2:55:17) 
Feb 10
Silver futures hit record $4.81½ an ounce in London 
Feb 11
Dick Woodson is 1st of 48 to invoke baseball's new arbitration rule 
Feb 11
Titan-Centaur rocket test launch fails 
Feb 11
1st baseball arbitration Twins pitcher Dick Woodson seeking $29,000 wins, Twins offered $23,000 
Feb 11
Henry Kissinger unveils Nixon Administration's seven-point "Project Independence" plan to make the U.S. energy independent 
Feb 11
Libya nationalizes three US oil companies that had not agreed to 51 percent nationalization in September 
Feb 12
Heads of state of Algeria, Egypt, Syria, and Saudi Arabia discuss oil strategy in view of the progress in Arab-Israeli disengagement 
Feb 13
"Rainbow Jones" opens & closes at Music Box Theater NYC 
Feb 13
Dissident Nobel writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn expelled from USSR 
Feb 13
James 'cool papa' Bell is named to baseball's Hall of Fame 
Feb 13
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and historian, is deported from the Soviet Union to Frankfurt, West Germany and stripped of his Soviet citizenship 
Feb 17
49 die in stampede for seats at soccer match, Cairo, Egypt 
Feb 17
Carol Mann wins LPGA Naples Lely Golf Classic 
Feb 17
Robert K. Preston, a disgruntled U.S. Army private, buzzes the White House with a stolen helicopter. 
Feb 18
NASA launches Italian satellite San Marcos C-2 (235/843 km) 
Feb 18
US ambassador to India Daniel Moynihan present $2,046,700,000 check 
Feb 19
1st American Music Award: Helen Reddy & Jim Croce win 
Feb 20
Cher files for separation from husband Sonny Bono 
Feb 20
Gordie Howe comes out of retirement for $1M from Houston Aeros, WHA 
Feb 21
Israeli forces leave western Suez 
Feb 21
Silver hits record $5.96½ an ounce in London 
Feb 21
Yugoslavia adopts constitution 
Feb 22
Ethiopian police shoot at demonstrators 
Feb 23
Teri Garr appears on Bob Newhart Show in "Confessions of an Orth" 
Feb 24
Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes world champ all-round skater 
Feb 24
Pakistan officially recognizes Bangladesh 
Feb 25
Veronica & Colin Scargill (England) begin tandem bicycle ride a record 18,020 miles around the world, completed on August 27, 1975 
Feb 26
Gold hits record $188 an ounce in Paris 
Feb 27
"People" magazine begins sales 
Feb 27
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Feb 28
Ethiopian government of Makonnen forms 
Feb 28
Labour Party wins British parliamentary election 
Feb 28
Taiwan police shoots into crowd 
Feb 28
US & Egypt re-form diplomatic relations after 7 years 
Mar 1
George Harrison announces his concert tour of US in November 
Mar 1
Ian & Greg Chappell make 264 partnership v NZ cricket at Wellington 
Mar 1
Watergate grand jury indicts 7 presidential aides 
Mar 2
16th Grammy Awards: Killing Me Softly, Bette Midler wins 
Mar 2
1st class postage raised to 10 cents from 8 cents 
Mar 2
Grand jury concludes Pres Nixon is involved in Watergate cover-up 
Mar 2
Greg Chappell makes 247* v NZ, 410 minutes, 29 fours 1 six 
Mar 3
"Sextet" opens at Bijou Theater NYC for 9 performances 
Mar 3
Despite Billy Harris' hat trick Islanders lose 3-4 
Mar 3
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic 
Mar 3
World's worst air disaster, Turkish DC-10 crashes in Paris (346 die) 
Mar 4
David Hares' "Knuckle" premieres in London 
Mar 4
Harold Wilson replaces resigning Edward Heath as British premier 
Mar 5
"Candide" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 740 performances 
Mar 5
Ralph Stewart failed in 2nd Islander penalty shot 
Mar 6
"Over Here" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 341 performances 
Mar 6
An Italian loses a record $1,920,000 at roulette in Monte Carlo 
Mar 6
Ian & Greg Chappell score cricket 
Mar 7
"Monitor" (US Civil War Ship) restored at Cape Hatteras NC 
Mar 7
1st general strike in Ethiopia 
Mar 8
Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris, France 
Mar 9
Last Japanese soldier, a guerrilla operating in Philippines, surrenders, 29 years after World War II ended 
Mar 10
"Sextet" closes at Bijou Theater NYC after 9 performances 
Mar 10
Carol Mann wins LPGA S&H Green Stamp Golf Classic 
Mar 10
Christian Democrats win Belgium parliamentary election 
Mar 10
Lawrence Rowe completes 302 v Eng Bridgetown, 36 fours 1 six 
Mar 11
Mount Etna in Sicily erupted 
Mar 11
Rhino Store gives people 5 cents to take home Danny Bonaduce's Album 
Mar 12
Bundy victim Donna Manson disappears, Evergreen SC, Olympia, Wash 
Mar 13
Glenn Turner scores twin tons for NZ's 1st win against Aust 
Mar 15
Brazilian president Garastazu Médici resigns 
Mar 16
1st performance at new Grand Ole Opry House at Opryland in Nashville 
Mar 17
Jane Blalock wins LPGA Bing Crosby Golf Classic International 
Mar 18
Most Arab oil producing nations end embargo against US 
Mar 19
Jefferson Starship begins their 1st tour 
Mar 21
Attempt made to kidnap Princess Anne in London's Pall Mall 
Mar 24
36th NCAA Mens Basketball Championship: NC State beats Marquette 76-64 
Mar 25
Barbra Streisand records the album "Butterfly" 
Mar 26
George Foreman TKOs Ken Norton in 2 for heavyweight boxing title in Caracas, Venezuela 
Mar 26
Romanian communist party names party leader Ceausescu president 
Mar 28
Rock group Raspberries breakup 
Mar 29
Mariner 10's, 1st fly-by of Mercury, returns photos 
Apr 1
Ayatollah Khomeini calls for an Islamic Republic in Iran 
Apr 1
Pioneer Hall opens 
Apr 1
Yourdon, Inc forms 
Apr 1
In the England the Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties come into being. 
Apr 2
46th Academy Awards - "The Sting", Glenda Jackson & Jack Lemmon win 
Apr 2
Arganat Comm publishes report concerning Yom Kippur War 
Apr 2
Tony Greig takes 8-86 v WI Port-of-Spain (later 5-70 in 2nd inn) 
Apr 3
148 tornadoes are reported over an area covering a dozen states 
Apr 3
Gold hits record $197 an ounce in Paris 
Apr 3
The Super Outbreak : tornadoes in the east, south & midwest United States killed approximately 315 people, with nearly 5,500 injured 
Apr 4
Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth's home-run record by hitting his 714th 
Apr 5
Last day of Test cricket for Garry Sobers & Rohan Kanhai 
Apr 5
Then tallest building, World Trade Center opens in NYC (110 stories) 
Apr 6
200,000 attend rock concert "California Jam" in Ontario 
Apr 6
Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Earl Anthony 11/16 
Apr 6
Yankees 1st home game at Shea Stadium, beat Indians 6-1 
Apr 7
Herb Gardner's "Thieves" premieres in NYC 
Apr 8
Discovery Island opens 
Apr 8
Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 715th HR, breaking Babe Ruth's record in Atlanta 
Apr 9
Padres owner Ray Kroc, addresses fans "Ladies & gentlemen, I suffer with you I've never seen such stupid baseball playing in my life" 
Apr 10
American Boccaccio Association forms 
Apr 10
Magicians Penn & Teller 1st meet 
Apr 10
Yitzhak Rabin replaces resigning Israeli PM Golda Meir 
Apr 11
WW II war criminal JP Philippa arrested 
Apr 14
38th Golf Masters Championship: Gary Player wins, shooting a 278 
Apr 15
3rd Boston Women's Marathon won by Miki Gorman of California in 2:47:11 
Apr 15
78th Boston Marathon won by Neil Cusack of Ireland in 2:13:39 
Apr 15
Military coup in Niger, president Diori Hamani deposed 
Apr 16
"Words & Music" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 127 performances 
Apr 16
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Apr 17
Bundy victim Susan Rancourt disappears from CWU, Ellensburg, WA 
Apr 17
Moslem fundamentalists assault military academy in Heliopolis Egypt 
Apr 18
Red Brigade kidnaps Italian attorney general Mario Sossi 
Apr 19
Oriole Al Bumbry hits an inside-the-park HR against NY Yankees 
Apr 20
Paul McCartney & Wings release single "Band on the Run" 
Apr 20
'The Troubles', a period of conflict in Northern Ireland involving republican and loyalist paramilitaries, the British security forces, and civil rights groups. claims its 1000th victim 
Apr 21
28th Tony Awards: River Niger & Raisin win 
Apr 21
3rd Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Jo Ann Prentice 
Apr 22
Barbara Walters becomes news co-anchor of Today Show 
Apr 23
USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR 
Apr 24
Dutch women hockey team becomes world champion 
Apr 24
NFL grants franchise to Tampa Bay Bucaneers 
Apr 25
Chancellor Willy Brandt sect Gunther Guillaume found to be a spy 
Apr 25
Leo Tindemans forms Belgium government 
Apr 25
Marcello Caetano overthrown in Portugal (Carnation revolution) 
Apr 25
NFL moves goal posts & adopts sudden-death playoff 
Apr 26
Landslide in Huancavelica Province Peru creates a natural dam 
Apr 26
Malta adopts constitution 
Apr 26
Yankees trade Peterson, Beene, Kline & Buskey to Indians for Chambliss, Tidrow & Upshaw 
Apr 27
Pan Am 707 crashes into mountains of Bali, killing 107 
Apr 28
Jane Blalock wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic 
Apr 29
President Nixon said he will release edited tapes made in White House 
Apr 30
US President Richard Nixon hands over partial transcripts of Watergate tape recordings 
May 2
Former VP Spiro Agnew disbarred 
May 2
Six Catholic civilians killed and eighteen wounded when the UVF explode a bomb at Rose & Crown Bar on Ormeau Road, Belfast 
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 Balt ends his record streak of 385 consecutive errorless games 
May 6
Bundy victim Roberta Parks disappears from OSU, Corvallis, Ore 
May 6
Smallest attendance at Phila's Veterans Stadium (4,149) 
May 6
Stolen "Guitar Player" painting by Jan Vermeer found in London 
May 6
West German Chancellor Willy 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
US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins formal hearings on Nixon impeachment 
May 10
7th ABA championship: NY Nets beats Utah Stars, 4 games to 1 
May 11
"Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" by Frank Sinatra hits #83 
May 11
"Tubular Bells" by Mike Oldfield hits #7 
May 11
Steely Dan releases "Rikki Don't Lose that Number" 
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 15
Ma'alot massacre: A total of 31 people, including hostage takers, are killed. 
May 15
Beginning of the Ulster Workers' Council strike called by Ulster loyalists and unionists who were against the Sunningdale Agreement, which proposed the sharing of political power with Irish nationalists 
May 16
Helmut Schmidt becomes West German chancellor 
May 16
USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
May 17
Bayern Munchen wins 20th Europe Cup 1 at Brussels 
May 17
Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 15th String quartet 
May 17
The Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)explode four bombs in the Republic of Ireland, killing 33 civilians and wounded a further 300(This is the highest number of casualties in a single incident during "The Troubles") 
May 18
"Streak" by Ray Stevens hits #1 
May 18
100th Preakness: Miguel Rivera aboard Current Little wins in 1:54.6 
May 18
India becomes 6th nation to explode an atomic bomb 
May 18
Nigeria announces 55 percent government participation in all oil concessions 
May 19
Joanne Carner Golf Invitational wins LPGA Bluegrass 
May 19
Stanley Cup: Phila 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 & dies 14 months later 
May 22
Soccer team Veendam forms 
May 22
US 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 26
Indianapolis 500: Johnny Rutherford wins in 3:09:10.094 (255.224 km/h) 
May 27
Pirates Ken Brett no-hits Padres until 9th inning 
May 28
"Magic Show" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 1859 performances 
May 28
26th Emmy Awards: MASH, Alan Alda & Mary Tyler Moore win 
May 28
Emmy 1st Daytime Award presentation 
May 28
Italian fascists bomb demonstrators in Brescia, 6 killed 
May 28
Stephen Schwartz' musical "Magic Show" premieres in NYC 
May 29
Northern Ireland is brought under direct rule from Westminster 
May 30
10th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks beat Mets 9-4 
May 31
Israel & Syria sign an agreement concerning Golan Heights 
May 31
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Jun 1
"My Girl Bill" by Jim Stafford hits #12 
Jun 1
Bundy victim Brenda Ball disappears from Burien, Wash 
Jun 1
Chemical plant explodes in Flixborough Lincs kills 28 in UK 
Jun 1
The Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims is published in the journal Emergency Medicine. 
Jun 1
Arab oil ministers decide to end most restrictions on exports of oil to the United States but continue embargo against the Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, and Rhodesia 
Jun 2
Judy Rankin wins LPGA Baltimore Golf Classic 
Jun 2
Mali adopts constitution 
Jun 2
Malta's constitution goes into effect 
Jun 3
Yitzhak Rabin forms a new Israeli government 
Jun 4
NFL grants franchise to Seattle Seahawks 
Jun 4
Never repeated 10 cent Beer Night at Cleveland, unruly fans stumble onto field & cause Indians to forfeit the game to Rangers with score tied 5-5 in 9th 
Jun 4
Saudi Arabia announces that it will increase its participation in Aramco to 60 percent 
Jun 5
As' Reggie Jackson & Bill North engage in clubhouse fight at Detroit 
Jun 6
47th National Spelling Bee: Julie Ann Junkin wins spelling hydrophyte 
Jun 6
A new Instrument of Government is promulgated making Sweden a parliamentary monarchy. 
Jun 7
Padres draft Brown University shortstop Bill Almon #1 
Jun 8
106th Belmont: Miguel Rivera aboard Little Current wins in 2:29.2 
Jun 8
Keyboardist Rick Wakeman quits rock group "Yes" 
Jun 8
US & Saudi Arabia sign military-economic contract 
Jun 9
Joanne Carner wins LPGA Desert Inn Golf Classic 
Jun 9
Supergroup Blind Faith's (Clapton, Windwood, Baker) 1st concert 
Jun 10
Mike Schmidt hits a ball off public address speaker on Astrodome roof 
Jun 10
Rumor's government in Italy resigns 
Jun 10
Brandon Ramirez, noted visionary and graphics designer born in TJ, Mexico. Known as the father of Rambo the next generation. 
Jun 11
Bundy victim Georgann Hawkins disappears from UW, Seattle, Wash 
Jun 11
Mel Stottlemyre's AL record 272nd consecutive start, without relief 
Jun 13
Henry Aaron addresses House of Representatives 
Jun 13
IMF establishes its "oil facility", a special fund for loans to nations whose balance of payments have been severely affected by high oil prices 
Jun 14
Angels' Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 Red Sox in 12 innings 
Jun 15
"Streak" by Ray Stevens hit #1 on UK pop chart 
Jun 16
74th US Golf Open: Hale Irwin shoots a 287 at Winged Foot GC NY 
Jun 16
Sandra Haynie wins Lawson's LPGA Golf Open 
Jun 17
The Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb the Houses of Parliament in London, injuring 11 people and causing extensive damage 
Jun 18
Gaston Thorn forms Luxembourg government 
Jun 19
KC Royal Steve Busby 2nd no-hitter beats Milwaukee Brewers, 2-0 
Jun 19
Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) suspends constitution 
Jun 20
"Chinatown", starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, is released 
Jun 23
1st extraterrestrial message sent from Earth into space 
Jun 23
20th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Haynie 
Jun 24
India all out for 42 in Lord's Test cricket in 77 mins 
Jun 24
Steve Busby retires 1st 9 White Sox to set AL record with 33 consecutive batters retired 
Jun 26
The Universal Product Code is scanned for the first time to sell a package of Wrigley's chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio 
Jun 27
"Flip Wilson Show" last airs on NBC-TV 
Jun 27
US president Nixon visits USSR 
Jun 28
Fall of earth & rocks kill 200 (Quebrada Blanca Canyon, Colombia) 
Jun 28
Wings release "Band on the Run" & "Zoo Gang" in UK 
Jun 29
Military coup in Ethiopia 
Jun 30
2nd du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Carole Jo Skala 
Jun 30
Petty thief Peter Leonard sets fire to cover burglary that torches "Gulliver's" nightclub killing 24 (Port Chester NY) 
Jun 30
Soviet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defects to west 
Jul 1
1st Laura Ashley-store in US opens (SF) 
Jul 1
General Pinochet becomes president of Chile 
Jul 1
Isabel Peron succeeds husband Juan as pres of Argentina 
Jul 1
Monmouthshire renamed Gwent & becomes part of Wales 
Jul 2
Fernando Mameda of Portugal sets record for 10,000 m (27:13.81) 
Jul 3
Pitching in major league-record 13th consecutive game for Dodgers 
Jul 3
Soyuz 14 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 3 
Jul 3
Mike Marshall saves Tommy John's 4-1 win 
Jul 4
Mike Marshall goes 9-0 with 3 saves in 20 appearances in 30 days 
Jul 5
81st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats Olga Morzova (60 64) 
Jul 6
88th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats K Rosewall (61 61 64) 
Jul 7
Brewer Don Money sets record of consec errorless games at 3rd (78) 
Jul 7
Sue Roberts wins LPGA Niagara Frontier Golf Classic 
Jul 7
West Germany beats Neth 2-1 for soccer's 10th World Cup in Munich 
Jul 7
New Zealand imposes a blanket ban on sports teams from South Africa 
Jul 8
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
Jul 8
Yank shortstop Jim Mason ties record with 4 doubles in 9 inn game 
Jul 9
Trudeau's Liberal Party wins Canadian parliamentary election 
Jul 10
OPEC ends oil boycott against Netherlands 
Jul 10
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Jul 11
House Judiciary Committee releases evidence on Watergate inquiry 
Jul 11
World Football League plays 1st games 
Jul 12
John Ehrlichman convicted of violating Daniel Ellsberg's rights 
Jul 13
103rd British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots a 282 at Royal Lytham 
Jul 13
India's 1st one-day international (v England, Headingley) 
Jul 14
Billy Martin is 1st AL manager ejected by ump from 2 games in 1 day 
Jul 14
Bundy victims Janice Ott & Denise Naslund disappear, Lk Sammamish, WA 
Jul 14
Sharon Miller wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic 
Jul 15
Military coup on Cyprus: archbishop/president Makarios flees 
Jul 17
1st quadrophonic studio in UK is open by Moody Blues 
Jul 17
Bob Gibson becomes 2nd pitcher to strike-out 3,000 (Cesar Geronimo) 
Jul 17
France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island 
Jul 17
John Lennon is ordered to leave US in 60 days 
Jul 18
US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site 
Jul 18
World's tallest structure, 646-m Polish radio mast, completed 
Jul 19
Cleve Indian Dick Bosman no-hits Oakland A's, 4-0 
Jul 19
David Bowie's "Diamond Dog" tour ends in NYC 
Jul 19
Soyuz 14 lands 
Jul 20
Heng Yo & Heng Ju, completes 1,000 mile (SF-Seattle) pilgrimage 
Jul 20
Turkey invades Cyprus 
Jul 21
29th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Sandra Haynie 
Jul 21
Eddy Merckx wins his 5th Tour de France 
Jul 21
US House Judiciary approves two Articles of Impeachment against President Richard Nixon 
Jul 23
45th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-2 at 3 Rivers Stadium, Pitts 
Jul 23
All star MVP: Steve Garvey (LA Dodgers) 
Jul 23
Greek military dictatorship collapses 
Jul 24
Supreme Court unanimously rules Nixon must turn over Watergate tapes 
Jul 26
France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island 
Jul 26
USSR's Soyuz fails to dock with Salyut 3 
Jul 27
House Judiciary Committee votes 27-11 recommends Nixon impeachment 
Jul 27
Kanhai & Jameson add 465 for 2nd wicket, Warwickshire v Gloucs 
Jul 28
69 die when packed bus strikes heavy truck (Belem, Brazil) 
Jul 28
Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA Wheeling Ladies Golf Classic 
Jul 29
2nd impeachment vote against Nixon by House Judiciary Committee 
Jul 29
Episcopal Church ordained female priests 
Jul 29
France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island 
Jul 29
St Louis Card Lou Brock steals his 700th base 
Jul 30
House Judiciary Committee votes on 3rd & last charge of "high crimes & misdemeanors" to impeach President Nixon in the Watergate cover-up 
Aug 1
Virginia Squires trade Julius "Dr J" Erving to NY Nets 
Aug 1
China's People's Liberation Army Navy, put into service ChangZheng 1, their first nuclear-powered submarine 
Aug 3
"Little Night Music" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 601 perfs 
Aug 3
"Words & Music" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 127 perfs 
Aug 3
Guitarist Jeff Baxter quits Steely Dan & joins Doobie Brothers 
Aug 4
Crawford-Butler Act allows Puerto Ricans to elect own governor 
Aug 4
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic 
Aug 5
Joan Jett forms her rock group Runaways 
Aug 5
US President Richard Nixon admits he withheld information about Watergate break-in 
Aug 6
6th time Phils get just 1 assist in game; no other team did it twice 
Aug 6
Explosion & fire destory Great Northern RR yard in Wenatchee, Wash 
Aug 7
Philippe Petit walks tightrope strung between twin towers 
Aug 8
US President Richard Nixon announces he'll resign his office 12PM Aug 9 
Aug 9
Richard Nixon resigns presidency, VP Gerald Ford swears oath of office to become 38th US president 
Aug 10
Judy Rankin wins LPGA Colgate-European American Golf Open 
Aug 11
56th PGA Championship: Lee Trevino shoots a 276 at Tanglewood NC 
Aug 11
Coup in East-Timor under UDT 
Aug 11
Head-on collision between two buses kills 21 (Ankara, Turkey) 
Aug 12
Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 & walks only 2 as Angels top Red Sox, 4-2 
Aug 12
Yankees Mickey Mantle & Whitey Ford become 1st team mates inducted to hall of fame on same day 
Aug 14
Congress authorizes US citizens to own gold 
Aug 14
Turkish army attacks Nicosia Cyprus 
Aug 14
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Aug 14
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
Aug 15
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
Aug 15
Hurricane/floods ravage Bangladesh, 4,000 killed 
Aug 15
Longest team (6) trampoline bouncing marathon (1,248 hours (52 days)) 
Aug 15
South Korean President Park Chung-Hee escapes assassination 
Aug 16
Ramones concert debut (NY's CBGBs) 
Aug 18
Joanne Carner wins LPGA St Paul Keller Golf Open 
Aug 20
Brooklyn pitcher Dan Bankhead is 1st black to homer in his 1st at bat 
Aug 20
Nelson Rockefeller selected US Vice President by President Ford 
Aug 20
Nolan Ryan pitch measured at record 161.6 kph (100.4 mph) 
Aug 23
John Lennon reports seeing a UFO in NYC 
Aug 23
Zaheer Abbas scores 240 Pakistan v England at The Cricket Oval 
Aug 24
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open 
Aug 25
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
Aug 25
LA Aztecs defeat Miami Toros to win NASL cup 
Aug 26
Guinee-Bissau becomes independent of Portugal 
Aug 26
Soyuz 15 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 3 
Aug 27
NY Met Benny Ayala hits a HR in his 1st at bat 
Aug 28
Soyuz 15 returns to Earth 
Aug 29
USSR performs underground nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
Aug 30
Express train runs at full speed into Zagreb, Yugoslavia, rail yard killing 153 
Aug 30
Launching of 1st Dutch satellite, ANS, from Vandenberg 
Aug 30
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Aug 31
Pirate Radio Veronica moves into Scheveningen harbor 
Sep 1
Dutch law against pirate radio goes into effect 
Sep 1
Jane Blalock/Sue Roberts wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open 
Sep 1
Train accident at Zagreb Yugoslavia, 121 killed 
Sep 1
The SR-71 Blackbird sets (and holds) the record for flying from New York to London: 1 hour 54 minutes and 56.4 seconds. 
Sep 2
Jerry Lewis' 9th Muscular Dystrophy telethon 
Sep 2
US President Gerald Ford signs Employee Retirement Income Security Act 
Sep 3
Giants John Montefusco makes his major league debut 
Sep 3
NBA guard Oscar Robertson retires 
Sep 3
US & German Democratic Republic establish diplomatic relations 
Sep 4
Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation 
Sep 6
Saudi Arabia increases its oil buy-back price from 93 percent to 94.9 percent of posted price 
Sep 7
"Irene" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 605 performances 
Sep 7
Shirley Cothran (Texas), 21, crowned 47th Miss America 1975 
Sep 8
88th US Women's Tennis: Billie J King beats Evonne Goolagong (36 63 75) 
Sep 8
94th US Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Ken Rosewall (61 60 61) 
Sep 8
Ian Thompson wins marathon (2:13:18.8) 
Sep 8
Joanne Carner wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open 
Sep 8
President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon of all federal crimes 
Sep 9
88th US Womens Tennis: B J M King beats E Goolagong Cawley (36 63 75) 
Sep 10
Lou Brock ties (104) & then sets (105) baseball stolen base mark 
Sep 10
NY Dolls disband 
Sep 10
Portugal recognizes independence of Rep of Guinea-Bissau 
Sep 10
Teuvo Louhivouri sets cycling distance record of 515.8 mi in 24 hrs 
Sep 11
Cards beat Mets, 4-3, in 25 (7h4m), record 202 plate appearances, Félix Millán & John Milner come to bat 12 times each 
Sep 12
Coup overthrows Emperor Haile Selassie in Ethiopia (National Day) 
Sep 12
Jeff "Skunk" Baxter joins Doobie Brothers 
Sep 13
-17] 3 Japanese kidnap French ambassador in Hague 
Sep 13
1st broadcast of "Rockford Files" on NBC-TV 
Sep 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 
Sep 13
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Sep 13
OPEC instructs its Secretary General to "carry out a study of supply and demand in relation to possible production controls" 
Sep 14
Charles Kowal discovers Leda, 13th satellite of Jupiter 
Sep 15
Market Square Arena in Indianapolis opens 
Sep 15
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Charity Golf Classic 
Sep 15
Air Vietnam flight 727 is hijacked, then crashes while attempting to land with 75 on board. 
Sep 16
BART begins regular transbay service 
Sep 16
Bob Dylan records Blood on the Tracks 
Sep 16
Pres Ford announces conditional amnesty for US Vietnam War deserters 
Sep 16
US General Haig becomes NATO supreme commander in Europe 
Sep 17
Courageous (US) beats Southern Cross (Aust) in 23rd America's Cup 
Sep 18
Hurricane Fifi strikes Honduras with 110 mph winds, 5,000 die 
Sep 19
-20] Hurricane Fifi hits coast of Honduras; about 5,000 die 
Sep 19
The KGB begin a large-scale operation to discredit Russian novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and cut his communications with Soviet dissidents 
Sep 21
US Mariner 10 makes 2nd fly-by of Mercury 
Sep 23
"Gypsy" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 120 performances 
Sep 23
BBC Ceefax begins 1st teletext service 
Sep 24
Al Kaline, Detroit Tiger, is 12th to get 3,000 hits 
Sep 24
Clarence Jones of Kintetsu Buffaloes hits his 38th HR, 1st American to win a Japanese HR title 
Sep 25
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Sep 25
Scientists first report that freon gases from aerosol sprays are destroying the ozone layer 
Sep 26
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Sep 27
-10/26] Rome: 4th bishop synod 
Sep 27
Austr National Gallery buys W de Kooning's "Woman V" for $850,000 
Sep 28
"Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing" by Aretha Franklin peaks at #47 
Sep 28
"I'm A Ramblin' Man" by Waylon Jennings peaks at #75 
Sep 28
"Live It Up Part 1" by Isley Brothers peaks at #52 
Sep 28
"Papa Don't Take No Mess Part 1" by James Brown peaks at #31 
Sep 28
"Rock Me Gently" by Andy Kim peaks at #1 
Sep 28
"Surfin' USA" by Beach Boys reenters chart & peaks at #36 
Sep 28
US 1st Lady Betty Ford undergoes a radical mastectomy 
Sep 28
California Angel Nolan Ryan 3rd no-hitter beats Minn Twin, 4-0 
Sep 28
John Lennon appears as guest DJ on WNEW-FM (NYC) 
Sep 28
Mick Ronson joins Mott the Hoople 
Sep 29
4th NYC Women's Marathon won by Katherine Switzer in 3:07:29 
Sep 29
5th NYC Marathon won by Norbert Sander in 2:26:30 
Sep 29
Joanne Carner wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic 
Sep 30
Gen Francesco da Costa Gomez succeeds Gen Spinola as pres of Portugal 
Oct 1
Watergate cover-up trial opens in Wash DC 
Oct 2
Hank Aaron's 733rd career HR on his last NL at bat 
Oct 3
Ted Bundy victim Nancy Wilcox disappears in Salt Lake City, Utah 
Oct 3
Pele retires as soccer player 
Oct 3
Watergate trial begins 
Oct 4
John Lennon releases "Walls & Bridges" album 
Oct 5
Guildford pub bombing by the IRA leaves 5 dead and 65 injured. 
Oct 6
"Mack & Mabel" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 66 performances 
Oct 6
Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA Sacramento Union Ladies Golf Classic 
Oct 7
German Democratic Republic amends constitution 
Oct 8
Franklin National Bank collapses due to fraud and mismanagement; at the time it was the largest bank failure in the history of the United States. 
Oct 9
Frank Robinson became 1st Black baseball manager (Cleve Indians) 
Oct 9
Race riot in Boston due to "bussing" 
Oct 9
Washington Capitals 1st NHL game, losing 6-3 to NY Rangers at Madison Square Garden Wash Caps begin a 37 game road losing streak 
Oct 10
A's Mike Andrews files $25 million lawsuit against Charlie Finley 
Oct 10
Canadian John Hathaway begins 2-yr ride of 50,600 miles 
Oct 10
Labour Party wins British parliamentary election 
Oct 10
US Gen George Brown's speech deplores Jewish influence in US over his treatment during the 1973 World Series 
Oct 10
The Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) and its political wing the Irish Republican Socialist Party (IRSP)founded at the Spa Hotel in the village of Lucan near Dublin 
Oct 11
A's Catfish Hunter charge owner Charlie Finley with breach of contract 
Oct 12
1st time Wash Caps are shutout as they are beat 6-0 by Minnesota 
Oct 14
8th Country Music Association Award: Charlie Rich 
Oct 15
National Guard mobilizes to restore order in Boston school busing 
Oct 15
Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Paul J Flory (macro molecules) 
Oct 15
Washington Capitals 1st NHL tie, playing LA Kings to 1-1 tie 
Oct 16
As' Ken Holtzman, who hasn't batted all season, belts 3rd inning home run in Game 4 & gets the win, 5-2 
Oct 17
"Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope" closes at Playhouse NYC after 1065 per 
Oct 17
NBA New Orleans Jazz begin a 28 game road losing streak 
Oct 17
Washington Capitals 1st NHL home victory, beating Chicago 4-3 
Oct 17
Oakland A's beat LA Dodgers, 4 games to 1 in 71st World Series makes A's only team other than Yanks to win 3 straight series 
Oct 18
1st NBA game at Market Square Arena - Pacers beat Spurs 129-121 
Oct 18
Andre van de Louw appointed mayor of Rotterdam 
Oct 18
Wings (Country Hams) release "Walking in the Park with Eloise" 
Oct 18
Chicago Bull Nate Thurmond becomes 1st in NBA to complete a quadruple double-22 pts, 14 rebounds, 13 assists & 12 blocks 
Oct 19
Det Red Wing Mickey Redmond scores 1st hat trick against Wash Caps 
Oct 19
Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers in Portland (next win 6-1-90) 
Oct 19
Niue becomes self-govering, in association with New Zealand 
Oct 20
1st broadcast of "Derrick" on ZDF 
Oct 20
Bard's presentation of "Richard III" opens at Lincoln Center NYC 
Oct 21
1st Islander shut-out opponent-Billy Smith 5-0 vs Caps 
Oct 21
Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Cubic Corp Golf Classic 
Oct 22
Yanks trade Bobby Murcer to Giants for Bobby Bonds 
Oct 23
Cubs trade Billy Williams to A's for Manny Trillo, Knowles & Locker 
Oct 23
Lake Isaac in Cleveland Metroparks' Big Creek Reservation dedicated 
Oct 24
Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (Texas Rangers) 
Oct 25
US Air Force fires 1st ICBM 
Oct 25
Dmitri Shostakovitch' 15th String Quartet premieres in Leningrad 
Oct 25
Wings release "Junior's Farm" 
Oct 26
Cleveland Coliseum opens for NBA's Cavaliers & MISL's Crunch 
Oct 27
Chantal Langlace runs female world record marathon (2:46:24) 
Oct 28
1st time 2 Islanders hat trick in same game-MacMillian & Westfall 
Oct 28
Luna 23 launched (landing on Moon) 
Oct 28
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Oct 29
Law bans discrimination of sex or marital status in credit application 
Oct 30
California Angel Nolan Ryan throws fastest recorded pitch (100.9 MPH) 
Oct 30
Catfish Hunter is named AL Cy Young Award 
Oct 30
Muhammad Ali KOs George Foreman in 8th round in Kinshasa Zaire ('The Rumble in the Jungle') 
Oct 31
Ted Bundy victim Laura Aime disappears in Utah 
Oct 31
Dutch Marines end hostage crisis in Scheveningen prison 
Nov 1
Fire kills 189 in less than 25 min (Sao Paulo Brazil) 
Nov 1
UN affirms independence of Cyprus 
Nov 2
Art Modell gets snowed in & misses his 1st Cleve Brown game in 33 yrs 
Nov 2
Braves trade Hank Aaron to Milwaukee Brewers for OF Dave May 
Nov 2
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
Nov 2
78 die when the Time Go-Go Club in Seoul, South Korea burns down. Six of the victims jumped to their deaths from the seventh floor after a club official barred the doors after the fire started. 
Nov 3
"Lorelei" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 320 performances 
Nov 3
Chako Higuchi wins Japan LPGA Golf Classic 
Nov 5
Dmitri Shostakovitch completes Michelangelo songs 
Nov 5
Ella Grasso (Ct) elected first woman US governor not related to previous governor 
Nov 5
Walter E Washington, becomes first elected mayor of Wash DC 
Nov 6
Dodger Mike Marshall is 1st relief pitcher to win Cy Young Award 
Nov 7
63rd Davis Cup: South Africa beats India in (w/o) 
Nov 8
British Lord ('Lucky') Lucan disappears 
Nov 8
Ted Bundy victim Debi Kent disappears in Salt Lake City, Utah 
Nov 10
2nd meeting of Giants-Jets, Jets even series at 1 with 26-20 OT win 
Nov 10
Montreal Canadiens shutout Washington Capitals 11-0 
Nov 12
South Africa suspended from UN General Assembly over racial policies 
Nov 12
A salmon is discovered in the River Thames, England, for the first time since 1833 
Nov 13
Dodgers Steve Garvey wins NL MVP 
Nov 15
Ringo Starr releases "Goodnight Vienna" & "Only You" in UK 
Nov 15
International Energy Agency formed in Paris within OECD framework in the wake of the 1973 oil crisis 
Nov 16
1st intentional interstellar radio message sent, Arecibo telescope towards M 41, a cluster of stars some 25,000 light years away 
Nov 16
John Lennon's only solo #1 "Whatever Gets You Through the Night" 
Nov 16
Milwaukee Bucks lose their 11th straight NBA game (team record) 
Nov 16
ABBA begin their first tour of Europe - their first tour outside of Sweden 
Nov 17
Bonnie Bryant wins Bill Branch LPGA Golf Classic 
Nov 17
Union of Banana Exporting Countries (UPEB) forms 
Nov 17
Aliança Operário-Camponesa (Worker-Peasant Alliance) founded in Portugal as a front of PCP(m-l). 
Nov 20
Rangers' Jeff Burroughs wins AL MVP 
Nov 20
The US files antitrust suit to break-up AT&T 
Nov 21
Freedom of Information Act passed by Congress over Pres Ford's veto 
Nov 21
Birmingham pub bombings: 21 civilians killed when bombs explode at two pubs in Birmingham, England (This was the deadliest attack in England during "the Troubles") 
Nov 22
Lake Buena Vista Club opens 
Nov 22
Test Cricket debut of Gordon Greenidge & Viv Richards, at Bangalore 
Nov 22
UN General Assembly recognizes Palestine right to sovereignty 
Nov 23
60 Ethiopia government officials executed 
Nov 24
2 truck hijackers freed (3/3/1974) 
Nov 24
62nd CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 20-7 
Nov 24
Gerald Ford & Leonid Brezhnev signs SALT-2-treaty 
Nov 24
Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Errol Golf Classic 
Nov 25
Irish Republican Army is outlawed in Britain following deaths of 21 
Nov 25
Rangers' Mike Hargrove wins AL Rookie of Year 
Nov 26
Approximately 140 die when suspension bridge collapses in Nepal 
Nov 26
Catfish Hunter & Charlie Finley meet in arbitration 
Nov 26
Greenidge scores 107 in 2nd innings of Test Cricket debut v India 
Nov 27
Cardinals outfielder Bake McBride wins NL Rookie of Year 
Nov 28
Bowie Kuhn suspends George Steinbrenner for 2 years 
Nov 28
John Lennon's last concert appearance (Elton John concert in Madison Square Garden NYC) 
Nov 30
"Good Evening" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 438 performances 
Nov 30
"Mack & Mabel" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 66 performances 
Nov 30
20th time Islanders shut-out (3-0 vs Canucks) 
Nov 30
Miss Teenage America Pageant 
Nov 30
Most complete early human skeleton (Lucy, Australopithecus) is discovered by Donald Johanson, Maurice Taieb, Yves Coppens and Tim White in the Middle Awash of Ethiopia's Afar Depression. 
Dec 1
Boeing 727 crashes in Upperville Virginia, 92 died 
Dec 1
Jacqueline Hansen runs female world record marathon (2:43:54.5) 
Dec 1
LA Skid Row slasher kills 1st of 8 
Dec 2
Cowhide, rather than just horsehide, can be used to make baseballs 
Dec 2
Giant Baba beats Jack Brisco in Kagoshimi, to become NWA champ 
Dec 2
Soyuz 16 launched into Earth orbit for 6 days 
Dec 4
Dutch DC-8 charter crashes in Sri Lanka killing 191 Moslem pilgrims 
Dec 4
Jean-Paul Sartre visits Red Army Faction leader Andreas Baader in prison 
Dec 5
1st Wash Cap penalty shot, Tom Williams unsuccessful vs Buff Sabres 
Dec 5
1st World Football League Bowl, Birmingham Americans beat Florida 
Dec 5
Airport terminal roof collapses killing 17 (Teheran Iran) 
Dec 5
Monty Python's Flying Circus final episode airs on BBC 
Dec 5
NFL's Seattle Seahawks forms 
Dec 5
Oliver Tilden Triangle in the Bronx named 
Dec 5
Tom Williams is unsuccessful on Wash Capitals 1st NHL penalty shot 
Dec 5
Birmingham Americans defeat the Florida Blazers 22-21 in the WFL's World Bowl 
Dec 6
George Harrison releases "Ding Dong, Ding Dong" 
Dec 8
Greek monarchy rejected by referendum 
Dec 8
Irish Republican Socialist Party forms 
Dec 8
Sandra Post wins LPGA Colgate Far East Golf Open 
Dec 8
Soyuz 16 returns to Earth 
Dec 9
Dow Jones index hits 570.01 
Dec 9
Jack Brisco beats Giant Baba in Tokyo, to become NWA wrestling champ 
Dec 9
Johnson Grigsby freed after 66 years in jail in Indiana 
Dec 10
European Economic Community calls for a European Parliament 
Dec 10
Helios 1 launched by US, Germany; later makes closest flyby of Sun 
Dec 10
Space probe Helios 1 launched 
Dec 13
Jim "Catfish" Hunter wins free agent claim against A's owner Finley 
Dec 13
Malta becomes a republic 
Dec 14
Islander Glenn Resch's 1st shut-out opponent-Kings 3-0 
Dec 14
Viv Richards scores 1st Test Cricket ton 192 v India 20 fours 6 sixes 
Dec 15
A's Catfish Hunter is ruled a free agent (later signs with Yankees) 
Dec 16
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Dec 16
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Dec 18
SF Visitors Center at City Hall opens 
Dec 19
"Man With Golden Gun" premieres in US 
Dec 19
Dave Kryskow scores Washington Capitals 1st NHL shorthanded goal 
Dec 19
Nelson A Rockefeller sworn-in as 41st VP 
Dec 20
Ethiopia becomes socialist one-party state 
Dec 20
George Harrison releases his "Dark Horse" album in UK 
Dec 20
"The Godfather Part II", starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, is released 
Dec 21
"The Sea of Hands", Raiders RB Clarence Davis somehow catches game-winning touchdown pass among "the sea of hands" of three Dolphins defenders with 24 seconds left in the game, eliminating Miami from the playoffs after they had made it to the Super Bowl in each of the last 3 seasons 
Dec 22
2nd cease-fire between IRA & British; lasts until approx April 1975 
Dec 22
Phil Esposito, Boston, became 6th NHLer to score 500 goals 
Dec 22
Referenda in Comoros-3 islands for independence, 1 stays French 
Dec 22
Ted Heath's house is attacked by members of the Provisional IRA. 
Dec 22
The Provisional Irish Republican Army announces a Christmas ceasefire; before the ceasefire, they carry out a bomb attack on the home of former UK Prime Minister, Edward Heath 
Dec 22
Iraq announces plans to increase its oil production capacity 
Dec 23
"Good News" opens at St James Theater NYC for 16 performances 
Dec 23
Leningrad: premier of Dmitri Sjotakovitsj' Michelangelo-liederen 
Dec 24
Cardinals' Lou Brock is named Sportsman of the Year 
Dec 25
Cyclone Tracy virtually destroys Darwin, Australia 
Dec 25
Marshall Fields drives a vehicle through the gates of the White House, resulting in a four-hour standoff. 
Dec 26
Washington Capitals 1st NHL sellout 
Dec 27
40th Heisman Trophy Award: Archie Griffin, Ohio State (RB) 
Dec 27
Dear Abby show ends run on CBS radio after 11 years 
Dec 27
FSLN seizes government hostages at a private Managua party 
Dec 27
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Dec 28
6.3 earthquake strikes Pakistan: 5200 killed 
Dec 28
Senegalese marxist group Reenu-Rew founds the political movement And-Jëf at a clandestine congress. 
Dec 29
Murray Schisgal's "All Over Town," premieres in NYC 
Dec 30
Beatles are legally disbanded (4 years after suit was brought) 
Dec 31
41st Sugar Bowl: Nebraska 13 beats Florida 10 
Dec 31
Gold legal in US, Franklin Mint strikes Panama's Gold 100 balboa coin 
Dec 31
Lindsey Buckingham & Stevie Nicks join Fleetwood Mac 
Dec 31
NY Yankees sign Jim "Catfish" Hunter for 5 yrs for a record $3.75 million 
Dec 31
Popular Electronics displays Altair 8800 computer 
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