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1974

1974 saw the world population reach 4 billion people, according to an estimation by the U.S. Census Bureau released in April.

1974

On March 18th, the oil crisis caused by the embargo on oil sales to the U.S, Europe, and Japan ended as most of the members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) lifted the embargo.

In Portugal, a right-wing military coup referred to as the Carnation Revolution conducted on April 25th ended 48 years of dictatorship in the country. In the same vein, the Greek military junta was replaced by a civilian government on July 23rd after seven years of military rule.

In the United States, President Richard Nixon announced his resignation following the Watergate Scandal on August 8, one day after French high-wire artist completed his famed high-wire walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. Vice President Gerald Ford succeeded Nixon as 38th President of the United States and pardoned his predecessor a month later.

In sports, on April 8th baseball player Hank Aaron tied Babe Ruth for the all-time number of home runs with his 714th, a record he would break four days later in Atlanta. At the international level, West Germany won the 1974 FIFA world cup by defeating the Netherlands 2-1 on July 7th.

English rock group Queen released the first of a string of hit singles, “Seven Seas of Rhye” on March 8th and the Hungarian architecture professor Erno Rubik invented the famous Rubik’s Cube Puzzle. George Roy Hill’s The Sting won the Oscar for Best Picture. In science, the skeleton of a member of the Australopithecus afarensis, nicknamed “Lucywas discovered on November 24th.

Notable births in 1974 include English Actor Christian Bale, English singer Victoria Beckham and Spanish actress Penélope Cruz.

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this year ?

Blazing Saddles

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens

Country: United States

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Going Places

Directed by: Bertrand Blier

Starring: Grard Depardieu, Patrick Dewaere, Miou-Miou

Country: United States

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Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

Directed by: Michael Cimino

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Geoffrey Lewis

Country: United States

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The Longest Yard

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Ed Lauter

Country: United States

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in 1974 ?

Watership Down

By: Richard Adams

A phenomenal worldwide bestseller for more than forty years, Richard Adams's Watership Down is a timeless classic and one of the most beloved novels of all time.Set

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

By: John le Carre

Featuring George Smiley, this New York Times bestseller is the first installment in John le Carré’s acclaimed Karla Trilogy. From the author of A Delicate Truth and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold.

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The Dogs of War

By: Frederick Forsyth

#1 New York Times bestselling author Frederick Forsyth delivers an international thriller that takes readers into the darkest hearts of men and nations… In a remote corner of the impoverished African republic

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Burr

By: Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire series spans the history of the United States from the Revolution to the post-World War II years.

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Popular names

Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1974 in the USA ?

Top #10 male names
  1. Michael
  2. Jason
  3. Christopher
  4. David
  5. James
  6. John
  7. Robert
  8. Brian
  9. Matthew
  10. William
Top #10 female names
  1. Jennifer
  2. Amy
  3. Michelle
  4. Heather
  5. Angela
  6. Kimberly
  7. Melissa
  8. Lisa
  9. Stephanie
  10. Rebecca

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