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
  • 04 Feb 1974 The Symbionese Liberation Army kidnaps Patty Hearst in Berkeley, California.
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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?


Which were the most popular books released in February 1974?

The Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart

The Hollow Hills


The young Arthur Pendragon is being watched over by the prince and prophet Merlin Ambrosius, who are haunted daily by visions of the magical sword Caliburn that has been kept secret for centuries.

Alistair Cooke'S America by Alistair Cooke

Alistair Cooke'S America


It is crucial to understand the workings of the United States as it adjusts to its position as the sole superpower in an international world with shifting allegiances.

Portrait Of A Marriage by Nigel Nicolson

Portrait Of A Marriage


Vita Sackville West, novelist, poet and biographer is most well-known as Virginia Woolf's friend, who made her an androgynous time-traveler at Orlando.

Nickel Mountain by John Gardner

Nickel Mountain


John Gardner's most touching novel about improbable love.

In One Era And Out The Other by Sam Levenson

In One Era And Out The Other


Sam Levenson, a beloved humorist and author, finds that his old worldviews don’t match the new one. Levenson was the youngest of eight children born to a large Jewish immigrant family.