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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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?
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Truck Turner

Truck Turner

Release year: 1974

Directed by: Jonathan Kaplan

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

My Old Man

My Old Man

Release year: 1974

Directed by: John Erman

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

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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Working by Studs Terkel



Studs Terkel's most well-known book, Working, is an engaging, fascinating look at the jobs and people who do them. This book contains over 100 interviews with people from all walks of life, including gravediggers to lawyers.

Theophilus North by Thornton Wilder

Theophilus North


This beautiful new edition marks the thirtieth year of Theophilus Nord. It includes Wilder's unpublished notes on the novel as well as other informative documentary material.

The Best Of Life by David Scherman

The Best Of Life


1973, Large Hardcover Book, Beautiful Photos of Marilyn Monroe, Photographed by Richard Avedon, as Different Women Through the Ages, 303 Pages

The Eye Of The Storm by Patrick White

The Eye Of The Storm


White's 1973 classic portrays Elizabeth Hunter, a terrifying matriarch, facing her death. Her impatient children, Sir Basil, a celebrated actor, as well as Princess de Lascabane (an adoptive French aristocrat)--wait.

The Joy Of Sex by Alex Comfort

The Joy Of Sex


The Joy of Sex is a famous program that helps couples find sex that is fun, exciting, passionate, satisfying, and most importantly, enjoyable.