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1974 Historical Event(s)
- January 5, 1974 – An earthquake in Lima, Peru, kills six people, and damages hundreds of houses.
- January 23, 1974 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Tiger in Chinese astrology.
- March 5, 1974 – Yom Kippur War: Israeli forces withdraw from the west bank of the Suez Canal.
- March 20, 1974 – Ian Ball attempts, but fails, to kidnap Her Royal Highness Princess Anne and her husband Captain Mark Phillips in The Mall, outside Buckingham Palace, London.
- March 26, 1974 – Gaura Devi leads a group of 27 women of Laata village, Henwalghati, Garhwal Himalayas, to form circles around trees to stop them being felled and giving rise to the Chipko Movement in India.
- April 1, 1974 – In the United Kingdom, the Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties come into being.
- May 1, 1974 – The Argentine terrorist organization Montoneros is expulsed from Plaza de Mayo by president Juan Perón.
- June 4, 1974 – During Ten Cent Beer Night, inebriated Cleveland Indians fans start a riot, causing the game to be forfeited to the Texas Rangers.
- August 1, 1974 – Cyprus dispute: The United Nations Security Council authorizes the UNFICYP to create the “Green Line”, dividing Cyprus into two zones.
- December 24, 1974 – Cyclone Tracy devastates Darwin, Australia.
Who Were Born On 1974?
- March 1, 1974 – Shane Harwood, Australian cricketer
- March 2, 1974 – Hayley Lewis, Australian swimmer
- March 4, 1974 – David Wagner, American wheelchair tennis player
- March 21, 1974 – Edsel Dope, American singer (Dope)
- April 26, 1974 – Adil Ray, British radio presenter (BBC Asian Network)
- May 11, 1974 – Benoît Magimel, French actor
- July 26, 1974 – Daniel Negreanu, Canadian poker player
- August 13, 1974 – Jarrod Washburn, American baseball player
- September 2, 1974 – Inari Vachs, American adult film actress
- November 3, 1974 – Sonali Kulkarni, Indian actress