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1974 Historical Event(s)
- January 4, 1974 – United States President Richard Nixon refuses to hand over materials subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee.
- January 23, 1974 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Tiger in Chinese astrology.
- February 22, 1974 – The Organisation of the Islamic Conference summit begins in Lahore, Pakistan. Thirty-seven countries attend and twenty-two heads of state and government participate. It also recognizes Bangladesh.
- March 4, 1974 – People magazine is published for the first time.
- April 3, 1974 – The Super Outbreak occurs, the biggest tornado outbreak in recorded history. The death toll is 315, with nearly 5,500 injured.
- April 29, 1974 – Watergate Scandal: President Richard Nixon announces the release of edited transcripts of White House tape recordings related to the scandal.
- June 6, 1974 – A new Instrument of Government is promulgated making Sweden a parliamentary monarchy.
- July 27, 1974 – Watergate Scandal: the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee votes 27 to 11 to recommend the first article of impeachment (for obstruction of justice) against President Richard Nixon.
- August 15, 1974 – Yuk Young-soo, First Lady of South Korea, is killed during an apparent assassination attempt upon President of South Korea, Park Chung-hee.
- September 12, 1974 – Juventude Africana Amilcar Cabral is founded in Guinea-Bissau.
Who Were Born On 1974?
- January 10, 1974 – Hrithik Roshan, Indian actor
- January 16, 1974 – Kate Moss, English model
- March 21, 1974 – Rhys Darby, New Zealand comedian
- May 1, 1974 – Kellie Crawford, Australian singer (Hi-5)
- May 17, 1974 – Andrea Corr, Irish singer (The Corrs)
- May 28, 1974 – Alicia Minshew, American actress
- July 2, 1974 – Rocky Gray, American drummer and guitarist (Evanescence, Living Sacrifice)
- August 15, 1974 – Tomasz Suwary, Polish footballer
- September 26, 1974 – Boris Cepeda, German-Ecuadorian pianist and diplomat
- October 18, 1974 – Peter Svensson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans)