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.
  • 01 Apr 1974 The Local Government Act 1972 of England and Wales comes into effect.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 1974?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Hooked On A Feeling
  2. - Bennie And The Jets
  3. - TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia)
  4. - Sunshine On My Shoulders
  5. - Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Seasons In The Sun
  2. - Billy, Don't Be A Hero
  3. - The Cat Crept In
  4. - Remember Me This Way
  5. - Everyday


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in April 1974?

Plain Speaking by Merle Miller

Plain Speaking


This candid biography is based on never-aired TV interviews that were filmed in 1962, when Harry Truman, the former President of the United States, was 77 years old and had been retired for nine years.

The Turquoise Mask by Phyllis A. Whitney

The Turquoise Mask


Amanda Austin believes that her past lies deep within her memories. Now she can test her theory.

I Heard The Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven

I Heard The Owl Call My Name


Kingcome is a village nestled in the Pacific Northwest's remote wilderness. It was established by two brothers, Kwakiutl myth.

The Snare Of The Hunter by Helen MacInnes

The Snare Of The Hunter


A young woman escapes from Czechoslovakia to search for her father. She discovers she is the target of a deadly hunt

The Secret Life Of Plants by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird

The Secret Life Of Plants


Recent scientific discoveries have revealed the world of plants and their relationship to man. "A wealth of hard facts and amazing scientific and practical knowledge." --Newsweek