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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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 August 1974: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1974?


Events

  • 01 Aug 1974 Virginia Squires trade Julius "Dr J" Erving to the New York Nets.
  • 03 Aug 1974 Little Night Music closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 601 performances
  • 04 Aug 1974 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
  • 05 Aug 1974 Joan Jett forms her rock group Runaways
  • 06 Aug 1974 Explosion and fire destory Great Northern railroad yard in Wenatchee, Washington.
  • 07 Aug 1974 Actress Faye Dunaway weds Peter Wolf of J Geils Band
  • 08 Aug 1974 President Richard M Nixon announces he will resign his office 12PM August 9.
  • 09 Aug 1974 US President Richard Nixon resigns presidency, Vice President Gerald Ford becomes 38th president.
  • 10 Aug 1974 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Colgate-European American Golf Open
  • 11 Aug 1974 56th PGA Championship: Lee Trevino shoots a 276 at Tanglewood, North Carolina
  • 12 Aug 1974 Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 and walks only 2 as Angels top Red Sox, 4-2
  • 14 Aug 1974 Congress authorizes US citizens to own gold
  • 15 Aug 1974 Hurricane / floods ravage Bangladesh, 4,000 killed
  • 18 Aug 1974 Joanne Carner wins LPGA St. Paul Keller Golf Open
  • 20 Aug 1974 Brooklyn pitcher Dan Bankhead is 1st black to homer in his 1st at bat
  • 23 Aug 1974 John Lennon reports seeing a UFO in New York City
  • 24 Aug 1974 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
  • 26 Aug 1974 Guinee-Bissau becomes independent of Portugal
  • 27 Aug 1974 New York Mets' Benny Ayala hits a home run in his first at bat.
  • 28 Aug 1974 Soyuz 15 returns to Earth.
  • 29 Aug 1974 USSR performs underground nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 30 Aug 1974 Launching of 1st Dutch satellite, ANS, from Vandenberg
  • 31 Aug 1974 Pirate Radio Veronica moves into Scheveningen harbor

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Movies

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Paper Moon

Paper Moon

Release year: 1974

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman

Country: United States of America

The Phantom of Liberty

The Phantom of Liberty

Release year: 1974

Directed by: Luis Buñuel

Starring: Jean-Claude Brialy, Adolfo Celi, Michel Piccoli, Monica Vitti

Country: United States of America

Harry and Tonto

Harry and Tonto

Release year: 1974

Directed by: Paul Mazursky

Starring: Art Carney, Ellen Burstyn, René Enríquez, Herbert Berghof

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1974?
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The Dogs Of War by Frederick Forsyth

The Dogs Of War

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"Knocking off a bank or an armored truck is merely crude. Knocking off an entire republic has, I feel, a certain style." So says mining magnate Sir James Manson, a shadowy titan of London's financial district, who is scheming a …

Cashelmara by Susan Howatch

Cashelmara

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The rich and mighty saga of a wealthy and titled English family in Ireland during the 19th century.

Winter Kills by Richard Condon

Winter Kills

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In WINTER KILLS, Richard Condon probes one of the most significant events in America's 20th century: the assassination of a president.

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 Silver Bears by Paul E. Erdman

The Silver Bears

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Book by Slaughter, Frank G.