July 1974 calendar

July 1974

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1974?


  • 01 Jul 1974 1st Laura Ashley-store in US opens
  • 02 Jul 1974 Fernando Mameda of Portugal sets record for 10,000 m
  • 03 Jul 1974 Pitching in major league-record 13th consecutive game for Dodgers
  • 04 Jul 1974 Mike Marshall goes 9-0 with 3 saves in 20 appearances in 30 days
  • 05 Jul 1974 81st Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Olga Morzova
  • 06 Jul 1974 88th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats K Rosewall
  • 07 Jul 1974 Brewer Don Money sets record of consecutive errorless games at 3rd
  • 10 Jul 1974 OPEC ends oil boycott against Netherlands
  • 11 Jul 1974 US House Judiciary Committee releases evidence on Watergate inquiry.
  • 13 Jul 1974 103rd British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots a 282 at Royal Lytham
  • 14 Jul 1974 Billy Martin is 1st AL manager ejected by ump from 2 games in 1 day
  • 15 Jul 1974 Military coup on Cyprus: Archbishop / President Makarios flees
  • 17 Jul 1974 Bob Gibson becomes 2nd pitcher to strike-out 3,000
  • 19 Jul 1974 Soyuz 14 lands
  • 20 Jul 1974 Heng Yo and Heng Ju, completes 1,000 mile (SF-Seattle) pilgrimage
  • 21 Jul 1974 Eddy Merckx wins his 5th Tour de France
  • 23 Jul 1974 45th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-2 at 3 Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh
  • 24 Jul 1974 Supreme Court unanimously rules Nixon must turn over Watergate tapes
  • 26 Jul 1974 Greek Prime Minister Constantinos Karamanlis forms the country's first civil government after seven years of military rule.
  • 27 Jul 1974 Kanhai and Jameson add 465 for 2nd wicket, Warwickshire vs. Gloucs
  • 28 Jul 1974 Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA Wheeling Ladies Golf Classic
  • 29 Jul 1974 Episcopal Church ordained female priests
  • 30 Jul 1974 House Judiciary Committee votes on 3rd and last charge of high crimes and misdemeanors to impeach President Nixon in the Watergate cover-up
  • 31 Jul 1974 Congress passes legislation giving the president authority to legalize private ownership of gold.
  • 10 Jul 1974 An EgyptAir Tupolev Tu-154 stalls and crashes at Cairo International Airport, killing all six people on board.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Rock The Boat
  2. - Rock Your Baby
  3. - Annie's Song
  4. - Sundown
  5. - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - She
  2. - Kissin' In The Back Row
  3. - Rock Your Baby
  4. - Bangin' Man
  5. - I'd Love You To Want Me


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 1974?

If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

If Beale Street Could Talk


This honest and beautiful novel by James Baldwin tells America the story of love in the face injustice.

The Dogs Of War by Frederick Forsyth

The Dogs Of War


"Knocking off an armoured truck or a bank is just crude. A whole republic can be taken down with a single stroke. Sir James Manson is a shadowy titan in London's financial sector who is plotting a coup d’etat within …

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.

Winter Kills by Richard Condon

Winter Kills


Richard Condon explores the assassination attempt on a president in WINTER KILLS.

Management by Peter F. Drucker



The definitive book on management by the man who invents it.