June 1974 calendar

June 1974

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1974?


  • 01 Jun 1974 My Girl Bill by Jim Stafford hits #12
  • 02 Jun 1974 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Baltimore Golf Classic
  • 03 Jun 1974 Yitzhak Rabin forms a new Israeli government
  • 04 Jun 1974 10 cent Beer Night at Cleveland, unruly fans stumble onto field and cause Indians to forfeit the game to Rangers with score tied 5-5 in 9th
  • 06 Jun 1974 47th National Spelling Bee: Julie Ann Junkin wins spelling hydrophyte
  • 07 Jun 1974 Padres draft Brown University shortstop Bill Almon #1
  • 08 Jun 1974 106th Belmont: Miguel Rivera aboard Little Current wins in 2:29.2
  • 09 Jun 1974 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Desert Inn Golf Classic
  • 10 Jun 1974 Mike Schmidt hits a ball off public address speaker on Astrodome roof
  • 11 Jun 1974 Bundy victim Georgann Hawkins disappears from UW, Seattle, Washington
  • 13 Jun 1974 Henry Aaron addresses House of Representatives
  • 15 Jun 1974 Streak by Ray Stevens hit #1 on UK pop chart
  • 16 Jun 1974 74th US Golf Open: Hale Irwin shoots a 287 at Winged Foot Golf Club - New York
  • 18 Jun 1974 Gaston Thorn forms Luxembourg government
  • 19 Jun 1974 Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) suspends constitution
  • 21 Jun 1974 Francine Irving Neff begins term as 35th Treasurer of the US.
  • 23 Jun 1974 1st extraterrestrial message sent from Earth into space
  • 24 Jun 1974 Steve Busby retires 1st 9 White Sox to set AL record with 33 consecutive batters retired
  • 26 Jun 1974 The Universal Product Code is scanned for the first time to sell a package of Wrigley's chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio.
  • 27 Jun 1974 Flip Wilson Show, last airs on NBC-TV
  • 28 Jun 1974 Fall of earth and rocks kill 200
  • 29 Jun 1974 Military coup in Ethiopia
  • 30 Jun 1974 2nd du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Carole Jo Skala
  • 29 Jun 1974 Vice President Isabel Perón assumes powers and duties as Acting President of Argentina, while her husband President Juan Perón is terminally ill.
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Music charts

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

  1. - The Streak
  2. - Band On The Run
  3. - Billy, Don't Be A Hero
  4. - Sundown
  5. - You Make Me Feel Brand New

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Sugar Baby Love
  2. - The Streak
  3. - Waterloo
  4. - Hey Rock And Roll
  5. - Shang-A-Lang


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in June 1974?

You And Me Babe by Chuck Barris

You And Me Babe


Book by Chuck Barris

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.

Go East, Young Man by William O. Douglas

Go East, Young Man


William O. Douglas Autobiography

Watership Down by Richard Adams

Watership Down


Watership Down, Richard Adams's classic novel about Watership Down has been a worldwide bestseller for over forty years.

The Fan Club by Irving Wallace

The Fan Club