February 1974 calendar

February 1974

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in February 1974.
The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on February 1974: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1974?


  • 01 Feb 1974 Good Times (spinoff from Maude) premieres on CBS TV
  • 02 Feb 1974 Pope Paul VI encyclical "To Honor Mary".
  • 03 Feb 1974 Pajama Game closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 65 performances
  • 04 Feb 1974 Benzine rationing ends in the Netherlands
  • 05 Feb 1974 British mine strike
  • 06 Feb 1974 3rd time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
  • 07 Feb 1974 Grenada gains independence from Britain
  • 08 Feb 1974 Good Times, debuts on CBS TV
  • 09 Feb 1974 Daddy What If by Bobby Bare peaks at #41
  • 10 Feb 1974 Gigi closes at Uris Theater NYC after 103 performances
  • 11 Feb 1974 Titan-Centaur test launch fails.
  • 12 Feb 1974 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1970, is exiled from the Soviet Union.
  • 13 Feb 1974 Rainbow Jones opens and closes at Music Box Theater, New York City
  • 17 Feb 1974 Carol Mann wins LPGA Naples Lely Golf Classic.
  • 18 Feb 1974 NASA launches Italian satellite San Marcos C-2
  • 19 Feb 1974 1st American Music Award
  • 20 Feb 1974 Cher files for separation from husband Sonny Bono
  • 21 Feb 1974 Israeli forces leave western Suez.
  • 22 Feb 1974 Samuel Byck tries and fails to assassinate U.S. President Richard Nixon.
  • 23 Feb 1974 Patty Hearst, Daughter of publisher Randolph Hearst, kidnapped by SLA
  • 24 Feb 1974 Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes world champion all-round skater.
  • 25 Feb 1974 Veronica and Colin Scargill (England) begin tandem bicycle ride a record 18,020 miles around the world, completed on August 27, 1975.
  • 26 Feb 1974 Gold hits record US$188 an ounce in Paris, France. Silver peaks at US$6.70 per ounce.
  • 27 Feb 1974 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 28 Feb 1974 Taiwan police shoots into crowd

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Music charts

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

  1. - The Way We Were
  2. - Love's Theme
  3. - Seasons In The Sun
  4. - You're Sixteen
  5. - Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me
  2. - Tiger Feet
  3. - Merry Xmas Everybody
  4. - Teenage Rampage
  5. - The Show Must Go On


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Thieves Like Us

Thieves Like Us

Release year: 1974

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Keith Carradine, Shelley Duvall, John Schuck, Bert Remsen

From Beyond the Grave

From Beyond the Grave

Release year: 1974

Directed by: Kevin Connor

Starring: Peter Cushing, Ian Bannen, Ian Carmichael, Diana Dors

Billy Two Hats

Billy Two Hats

Release year: 1974

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

Starring: Gregory Peck, Desi Arnaz Jr., Jack Warden, David Huddleston

Herbie Rides Again

Herbie Rides Again

Release year: 1974

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Helen Hayes, Ken Berry, Stefanie Powers, John McIntire

The House of Seven Corpses

The House of Seven Corpses

Release year: 1974

Directed by: Paul Harrison

Starring: John Ireland, Faith Domergue, John Carradine, Carole Wells


Which were the most popular books released in February 1974?
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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 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 Honorary Consul by Graham Greene

The Honorary Consul


Charley Fortnum is kidnapped in a provincial Argentinean city by Paraguayan revolutionaries, who mistake him for the American ambassador.

The Salamander by Morris L. West

The Salamander


There are some slight signs of wear

The First Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders

The First Deadly Sin


The first novel in Lawrence Sanders’s bestseller Deadly Sins series features Edward Delaney, a New York cop who chases a serial killer equipped with a mysterious weapon. Edward is the Captain of the New York Police Department.