March 1974 calendar

March 1974

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1974?


  • 01 Mar 1974 George Harrison announces his concert tour of US in November
  • 02 Mar 1974 1st class postage raised to 10 cents from 8 cents
  • 03 Mar 1974 Sextet opens at Bijou Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • 04 Mar 1974 People magazine is published for the first time.
  • 05 Mar 1974 Candide opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 740 performances
  • 06 Mar 1974 Over Here opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 341 performances
  • 07 Mar 1974 Monitor (US Civil War Ship) restored at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
  • 08 Mar 1974 Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris, France.
  • 09 Mar 1974 Last Japanese soldier, a guerrilla operating in Philippines, surrenders, 29 years after World War II ended.
  • 10 Mar 1974 Sextet closes at Bijou Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • 11 Mar 1974 Mount Etna in Sicily erupts.
  • 12 Mar 1974 Bundy victim Donna Manson disappears, Evergreen SC, Olympia, Washington
  • 13 Mar 1974 Charles de Gaulle Airport opens near Paris, France.
  • 16 Mar 1974 First performance at new Grand Ole Opry House at Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • 17 Mar 1974 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Bing Crosby Golf Classic International.
  • 18 Mar 1974 Most Arab oil-producing nations end embargo against US.
  • 19 Mar 1974 Jefferson Starship begins their first tour.
  • 20 Mar 1974 Ian Ball attempts, but fails, to kidnap Her Royal Highness Princess Anne and her husband Captain Mark Phillips in The Mall, outside Buckingham Palace, London.
  • 24 Mar 1974 36th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: North Carolina State beats Marquette 76-64; this ends UCLA's 7-year reign as NCAA basketball champions.
  • 25 Mar 1974 Barbra Streisand records the album Butterfly
  • 26 Mar 1974 Romanian communist party names party leader Nicolae Ceausescu President.
  • 28 Mar 1974 Rock group Raspberries breakup
  • 29 Mar 1974 NASA's Mariner 10 becomes the first spaceprobe to fly by Mercury. It was launched on November 3, 1973.
  • 09 Mar 1974 The Mars 7 Flyby bus releases the descent module too early, missing Mars.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Seasons In The Sun
  2. - Dark Lady
  3. - Sunshine On My Shoulders
  4. - The Way We Were
  5. - Boogie Down

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Tiger Feet
  2. - Billy, Don't Be A Hero
  3. - Teenage Rampage
  4. - Jealous Mind
  5. - Devil Gate Drive


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in March 1974?

The Eye Of The Storm by Patrick White

The Eye Of The Storm


White's 1973 classic portrays Elizabeth Hunter, a terrifying matriarch, facing her death. Her impatient children, Sir Basil, a celebrated actor, as well as Princess de Lascabane (an adoptive French aristocrat)--wait.

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.

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.

Beulah Land by Lonnie Coleman

Beulah Land


Excellent condition, VG+ Fine on the jacket and book. This is a fantastic edition for book clubs.

Tuesday The Rabbi Saw Red by Harry Kemelman

Tuesday The Rabbi Saw Red


Rabbi Small meets militant activists, anarchists and a mad terrorist on a college campus. In this New York Times bestseller, Rabbi Small is once again looking for refuge outside of the confines.