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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1974?


Events

  • 01 Jan 1974 World Population Year begins
  • 02 Jan 1974 55 mph speed limit imposed by Richard Nixon
  • 03 Jan 1974 Arias Navarro succeeds Carrero Blanco as premier of Spain.
  • 04 Jan 1974 United States President Richard Nixon refuses to hand over materials subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee.
  • 05 Jan 1974 Raul Julia appears on Bob Newhart Show in Oh, Brother
  • 06 Jan 1974 CBS Mystery Theater, premieres on radio
  • 07 Jan 1974 Dutch rations gasoline
  • 08 Jan 1974 Loch Ness Monster photographed
  • 11 Jan 1974 ABC airs final episode of Love, American Style
  • 12 Jan 1974 Libya and Tunisia announces they are merging as "Islamic Arab Republic".
  • 13 Jan 1974 Super Bowl VIII: Miami Dolphins beat Minnesota Vikings, 24-7 in Houston, Texas; Most Valuable Player: Larry Csonka, running back.
  • 14 Jan 1974 World Football League founded.
  • 15 Jan 1974 Happy Days begins an 11 year run on ABC
  • 16 Jan 1974 Jaws by Peter Benchley is published
  • 18 Jan 1974 $6 Million Man starring Lee Majors premieres on ABC TV
  • 19 Jan 1974 Notre Dame beats UCLA, ends NCAA-record 88-game basketball win streak.
  • 20 Jan 1974 A college basketball game ends 210-67
  • 21 Jan 1974 Gold hits record $161.31 / silver hits record $3.97 an ounce in London
  • 25 Jan 1974 Christian Barnard transplants 1st human heart without removal of old
  • 26 Jan 1974 Bülent Ecevit, of CHP forms the new government of Turkey (37th government, partner MSP )
  • 27 Jan 1974 Lorelei opens at Palace Theater NYC for 320 performances
  • 28 Jan 1974 Sam Thompson, Jim Bottomley, and Jocko Conlan elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • 29 Jan 1974 27th NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 6-4 at Chicago.

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Whiplash

Whiplash

Directed by: Damien Chazelle

Starring: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser

Country: United States of America

Woman in the Dunes

Woman in the Dunes

Directed by: Hiroshi Teshigahara

Starring: Eiji Okada, Kyôko Kishida, Hiroko Itô, Kôji Mitsui

Country: United States of America

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn

Country: United States of America

Before Sunset

Before Sunset

Directed by: Richard Linklater

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Louise Lemoine Torrès

Country: United States of America

Mary and Max

Mary and Max

Directed by: Adam Elliot

Starring: Toni Collette, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eric Bana, Barry Humphries

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in January 1974?
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Alistair Cooke'S America by Alistair Cooke

Alistair Cooke'S America

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As the United States adjusts to its role as sole superpower in a world of shifting allegiances, it has never been more important to understand what makes the country work.

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

The Onion Field by Joseph Wambaugh

The Onion Field

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This is the frighteningly true story of two young cops and two young robbers whose separate destinies fatally cross one March night in a bizarre execution in a deserted Los Angeles

The First Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders

The First Deadly Sin

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In the first novel in Lawrence Sanders’s bestselling Deadly Sins series, New York cop Edward Delaney chases a serial killer who’s armed with a mysterious weaponNew York Police Department Captain Edward

Postern Of Fate by Agatha Christie

Postern Of Fate

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Tommy and Tuppence Beresford return in Agatha Christie’s classic Postern of Fate, to investigate a deadly poisoning sixty years after the fact.Tommy and Tuppence Beresford have just become the proud owners of an old house in an English village.