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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1974?


Events

  • 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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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Sherlock Jr.

Sherlock Jr.

Directed by: Buster Keaton

Starring: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton, Erwin Connelly

Country: United States of America

The World of Apu

The World of Apu

Directed by: Satyajit Ray

Starring: Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Alok Chakravarty, Swapan Mukherjee

Country: United States of America

The 400 Blows

The 400 Blows

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, Claire Maurier, Guy Decomble

Country: United States of America

Manhattan

Manhattan

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway, Michael Murphy

Country: United States of America

X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men: Days of Future Past

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Directed by: Bryan Singer

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy

Books

Which were the most popular books released in April 1974?
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The Fan Club by Irving Wallace

The Fan Club

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Creative Divorce by Mel Krantzler

Creative Divorce

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Divorce therapist Mel Krantzler approaches the subject of divorce from a unique perspective and offers an optimistic outlook and hopeful opportunities for personal growth to those struggling to recognize and renew

The Snare Of The Hunter by Helen MacInnes

The Snare Of The Hunter

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A young woman who has escaped from Czechoslovakia in an attempt to find her father, a Nobel Prize nominee, discovers that she is the object of a deadly hunt

Working by Studs Terkel

Working

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Perhaps Studs Terkel’s best-known book, Working is a compelling, fascinating look at jobs and the people who do them. Consisting of over one hundred interviews conducted with everyone from gravediggers to

The Secret Life Of Plants by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird

The Secret Life Of Plants

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The world of plants and its relation to mankind as revealed by the latest scientific discoveries. "Plenty of hard facts and astounding scientific and practical lore."--Newsweek