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1974 Historical Event(s)
- 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.
- April 3, 1974 – The Super Outbreak occurs, the biggest tornado outbreak in recorded history. The death toll is 315, with nearly 5,500 injured.
- May 4, 1974 – An all-female Japanese team reaches the summit of Manaslu, becoming the first women to climb an 8,000-meter peak.
- 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.
- 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.
- December 24, 1974 – Cyclone Tracy devastates Darwin, Australia.
- December 28, 1974 – Senegalese marxist group Reenu-Rew founds the political movement And-Jëf at a clandestine congress.
Who Were Born On 1974?
- January 30, 1974 – Olivia Colman, English actress
- February 8, 1974 – Kimbo Slice, American mixed martial artist
- May 23, 1974 – Charlie Yeung, Hong Kong actress and singer
- June 12, 1974 – Kerry Kittles, American basketball player
- August 16, 1974 – Roger Cedeño, Venezuelan baseball player
- September 8, 1974 – Braulio Luna, Mexican footballer
- October 10, 1974 – Julio Ricardo Cruz, Argentinian footballer
- October 24, 1974 – Gábor Babos, Hungarian football player
- November 2, 1974 – Prodigy, American rapper (Mobb Deep)
- December 3, 1974 – Jason Morris, Canadian pop singer