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1974 Historical Event(s)
- January 13, 1974 – Seraphim is elected Archbishop of Athens and All Greece.
- January 18, 1974 – A Disengagement of Forces agreement is signed between the Israeli and Egyptian governments, ending conflict on the Egyptian front of the Yom Kippur War.
- January 23, 1974 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Tiger in Chinese astrology.
- March 3, 1974 – Turkish Airlines Flight 981 crashes at Ermenonville near Paris, France killing all 346 aboard.
- March 5, 1974 – Yom Kippur War: Israeli forces withdraw from the west bank of the Suez Canal.
- May 9, 1974 – Watergate Scandal: The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee opens formal and public impeachment hearings against President Richard Nixon.
- June 6, 1974 – A new Instrument of Government is promulgated making Sweden a parliamentary monarchy.
- June 26, 1974 – 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
- July 30, 1974 – Six Royal Canadian Army Cadets are killed and fifty-four are injured in an accidental grenade blast at CFB Valcartier Cadet Camp.
- September 1, 1974 – The SR-71 Blackbird sets (and holds) the record for flying from New York to London in the time of 1 hour, 54 minutes and 56.4 seconds at a speed of 1435.587 mph.
Who Were Born On 1974?
- February 16, 1974 – Luis Figueroa, Puerto Rican baseball player
- June 12, 1974 – Jason Mewes, American actor
- June 16, 1974 – Paul Lee, British sculptor
- August 4, 1974 – Keenan Milton, American professional skater (d. 2001)
- August 9, 1974 – Matt Morris, American baseball player
- September 1, 1974 – Yutaka Yamamoto, Japanese anime director
- September 20, 1974 – Michael Waddington, American defense lawyer
- November 5, 1974 – Ryan Adams, American musician
- November 17, 1974 – Berto Romero, Spanish humorist
- December 13, 1974 – Sara Cox, English TV and radio presenter