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1974 Historical Event(s)
- January 15, 1974 – Dennis Rader aka the BTK Killer kills his first victims by binding, torturing and murdering Joseph, Joseph II, Josephine and Julie Otero in their house.
- January 23, 1974 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Tiger in Chinese astrology.
- February 2, 1974 – The F-16 Fighting Falcon flies for the first time.
- February 7, 1974 – Grenada gains independence from the United Kingdom.
- March 8, 1974 – Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris, France.
- May 17, 1974 – Police in Los Angeles, California, raid the Symbionese Liberation Army’s headquarters, killing six members, including Camilla Hall.
- July 20, 1974 – Turkish occupation of Cyprus: Forces from Turkey invade Cyprus after a coup d'etat, organised by the dictator of Greece, against president Makarios.
- September 15, 1974 – Air Vietnam flight 727 is hijacked, then crashes while attempting to land with 75 on board.
- October 5, 1974 – Guildford pub bombings: bombs planted by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) kill four British soldiers and one civilian.
- December 22, 1974 – Grande Comore, Anjouan and Mohéli vote to become the independent nation of Comoros. Mayotte remains under French administration.
Who Were Born On 1974?
- March 22, 1974 – Gert Peens, South African-born Italian rugby player
- April 16, 1974 – Xu Jinglei, Chinese actress, singer and director
- June 25, 1974 – Jim LaMarca, American bass guitarist (Chimaira)
- July 30, 1974 – Jason Robinson, English dual-code rugby player
- August 20, 1974 – Misha Collins, American actor and producer
- September 25, 1974 – Robbie Mears, Australian rugby league player
- October 17, 1974 – Matthew Macfadyen, British actor
- November 5, 1974 – Dado Pršo, Croatian footballer
- December 29, 1974 – Mekhi Phifer, American actor