April 1974 calendar

April 1974

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1974.
The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1974: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1974?


  • 01 Apr 1974 Pioneer Hall opens
  • 02 Apr 1974 46th Academy Awards - The Sting, Glenda Jackson and Jack Lemmon win.
  • 03 Apr 1974 148 tornadoes are reported over an area covering a dozen states
  • 05 Apr 1974 World's tallest building, the World Trade Center opens in New York City (110 stories).
  • 06 Apr 1974 200,000 attend rock concert California Jam
  • 08 Apr 1974 Discovery Island opens
  • 10 Apr 1974 American Boccaccio Association forms
  • 11 Apr 1974 WW II war criminal JP Philippa arrested
  • 13 Apr 1974 Western Union (in cooperation with NASA and Hughes Aircraft) launches the United States' first commercial geosynchronous communications satellite, Westar 1.
  • 14 Apr 1974 38th Golf Masters Championship: Gary Player wins, shooting a 278.
  • 15 Apr 1974 78th Boston Marathon won by Neil Cusack of Ireland in 2:13:39.
  • 16 Apr 1974 Words & Music opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 127 performances
  • 17 Apr 1974 Bundy victim Susan Rancourt disappears from CWU, Ellensburg, Washington
  • 18 Apr 1974 Red Brigade kidnaps Italian Attorney General Mario Sossi.
  • 19 Apr 1974 Oriole Al Bumbry hits an inside-the-park HR against New York Yankees
  • 20 Apr 1974 Paul McCartney releases Band on the Run
  • 21 Apr 1974 28th Tony Awards: River Niger and Raisin win.
  • 22 Apr 1974 Barbara Walters becomes news co-anchor of Today Show
  • 23 Apr 1974 Carl Barnett dies at age 59 of a heart attack while conducting Bach's Come, Sweet Death at the Will Rogers High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • 24 Apr 1974 NFL grants franchise to Tampa Bay (Buccaneers).
  • 25 Apr 1974 NFL moves the goal posts and adopts sudden-death playoff.
  • 26 Apr 1974 Landslide in Huancavelica Province, Peru creates a natural dam.
  • 27 Apr 1974 Pan Am 707 crashes into mountains of Bali, killing 107.
  • 28 Apr 1974 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic.
  • 29 Apr 1974 President Nixon said he will release edited tapes made in White House
  • 30 Apr 1974 US President Richard Nixon hands over partial transcripts of Watergate tape recordings.

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Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Truck Turner

Truck Turner

Release year: 1974

Directed by: Jonathan Kaplan

Starring: Isaac Hayes, Yaphet Kotto, Alan Weeks, Annazette Chase

Dark Star

Dark Star

Release year: 1974

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Dan O'Bannon, Dre Pahich, Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm

Country: United States of America

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Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell

Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell

Release year: 1974

Directed by: Terence Fisher

Starring: Peter Cushing, Shane Briant, Madeline Smith, David Prowse

The Beast Must Die

The Beast Must Die

Release year: 1974

Directed by: Paul Annett

Starring: Calvin Lockhart, Peter Cushing, Marlene Clark, Charles Gray


Which were the most popular books released in April 1974?
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Tuesday The Rabbi Saw Red by Harry Kemelman

Tuesday The Rabbi Saw Red


Rabbi Small encounters militant activists, anarchists, and a mad bomber on a college campus in this New York Times bestseller Once again, Rabbi Small finds himself looking for solace outside the confines

The Joy Of Sex by Alex Comfort

The Joy Of Sex


Famous for helping couples discover how sex can be playful, erotic, passionate, exhilarating, and most of all, pleasurable.The Joy of Sex revolutionized how we experience our sexuality.

Theophilus North by Thornton Wilder

Theophilus North


Marking the thirtieth anniversary of Theophilus North, this beautiful new edition features Wilder's unpublished notes for the novel and other illuminating documentary material, all of which is included in a new

Nickel Mountain by John Gardner

Nickel Mountain


John Gardner's most poignant novel of improbable love.At the heart of John Gardner's Nickel Mountain is an uncommon love story: when at 42, the obese, anxious and gentle Henry Soames marries

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.