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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 1, 1974 – Kuala Lumpur is declared a Federal Territory.
- February 8, 1974 – Military coup in Upper Volta.
- February 21, 1974 – The last Israeli soldiers leave the west bank of the Suez Canal pursuant to a truce with Egypt.
- 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 1, 1974 – Watergate scandal: Seven are indicted for their role in the Watergate break-in and charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice.
- April 27, 1974 – 10,000 march in Washington, D.C., calling for the impeachment of US President Richard Nixon
- July 30, 1974 – Watergate Scandal: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon releases subpoenaed White House recordings after being ordered to do so by the United States Supreme Court.
- August 9, 1974 – As a direct result of the Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon becomes the first President of the United States to resign from office. His Vice President, Gerald Ford, becomes president.
- December 13, 1974 – Malta becomes a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations
Who Were Born On 1974?
- January 18, 1974 – Devon Odessa, American actress
- January 19, 1974 – Ian Laperrière, Canadian ice hockey player
- February 28, 1974 – Moana Mackey, New Zealand politician
- April 1, 1974 – Richard Christy, American drummer
- May 2, 1974 – Andy Johnson, Welsh footballer
- May 15, 1974 – Vassilis Kikilias, Greek basketball player
- August 10, 1974 – Luis Marín, Costa Rican footballer
- August 13, 1974 – Jarrod Washburn, American baseball player
- September 21, 1974 – Taral Hicks, American musician
- September 29, 1974 – Brian Ash, American filmmaker