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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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The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption

Directed by: Frank Darabont

Starring: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Country: United States of America

Fight Club

Fight Club

Directed by: David Fincher

Starring: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf, Zach Grenier

Country: United States of America

American Beauty

American Beauty

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley

Country: United States of America

Amadeus

Amadeus

Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice

Country: United States of America

Downfall

Downfall

Directed by: Oliver Hirschbiegel

Starring: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1974?
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Watership Down by Richard Adams

Watership Down

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A phenomenal worldwide bestseller for more than forty years, Richard Adams's Watership Down is a timeless classic and one of the most beloved novels of all time.Set

Burr by Gore Vidal

Burr

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Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire series spans the history of the United States from the Revolution to the post-World War II years.

The House Of A Thousand Lanterns by Victoria Holt

The House Of A Thousand Lanterns

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Her fascination with Chinese art and her marriage to an older man lead Jane Lindsay to Hong Kong and the treasure-laden House of a Thousand Lanterns

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.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carre

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carré’s new novel, A Legacy of Spies, is now available.The