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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in October 1974.
The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on October 1974: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1974?


Events

  • 01 Oct 1974 Watergate cover-up trial opens in Washington DC
  • 03 Oct 1974 Pele retires as soccer player
  • 04 Oct 1974 John Lennon releases Walls & Bridges album
  • 05 Oct 1974 Guildford pub bombings: bombs planted by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) kill four British soldiers and one civilian.
  • 06 Oct 1974 Mack & Mabel, opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 66 performances
  • 07 Oct 1974 German DR amends constitution
  • 08 Oct 1974 Franklin National Bank collapses due to fraud and mismanagement; at the time it is the largest bank failure in the history of the United States.
  • 09 Oct 1974 Frank Robinson became 1st Black baseball manager (Cleveland Indians)
  • 10 Oct 1974 Canadian John Hathaway begins two-year ride of 50,600 miles.
  • 11 Oct 1974 The UK Labour government of Harold Wilson wins the second general election of the year, forming a three-seat majority. Wilson, who has led the party for a total of 11 years, has now won four of the five general elections he has contested.
  • 14 Oct 1974 8th Country Music Association Award: Charlie Rich
  • 15 Oct 1974 Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Paul J Flory (macro molecules)
  • 17 Oct 1974 NBA New Orleans Jazz begin a 28 game road losing streak
  • 18 Oct 1974 1st NBA game at Market Square Arena - Pacers beat Spurs 129-121
  • 19 Oct 1974 Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers in Portland (next win 6-1-90)
  • 20 Oct 1974 1st broadcast of Derrick on ZDF
  • 21 Oct 1974 1st Islander shut-out opponent-Billy Smith 5-0 vs. Caps
  • 22 Oct 1974 Yanks trade Bobby Murcer to Giants for Bobby Bonds
  • 24 Oct 1974 Billy Martin named American League Manager of the Year (Texas Rangers).
  • 25 Oct 1974 Air Force fires 1st ICBM
  • 27 Oct 1974 Chantal Langlace runs female world record marathon (2:46:24)
  • 28 Oct 1974 Luna 23 launched (landing on Moon)
  • 29 Oct 1974 Law bans discrimination of sex or marital status in credit application
  • 30 Oct 1974 California Angel Nolan Ryan throws fastest recorded pitch (100.9 mph)
  • 31 Oct 1974 Marines terminate gijzelingsactie in strafgevangenis Scheveningen

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Movies

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

Interstellar

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy

Country: United States of America

Dosti

Dosti

Directed by: Satyen Bose

Starring: Sudhir Kumar, Sushil Kumar, Sanjay Khan, Baby Farida

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold

Country: United States of America

Laura

Laura

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price

Country: United States of America

To Have and Have Not

To Have and Have Not

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan, Dolores Moran

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 1974?
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A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan

A Bridge Too Far

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The classic account of one of the most dramatic battles of World War II.A Bridge Too Far is Cornelius Ryan's masterly chronicle of the Battle of Arnhem, which marshalled the greatest

The House Of A Thousand Lanterns by Victoria Holt

The House Of A Thousand Lanterns

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Her fascination with Chinese art and her marriage to an older man lead Jane Lindsay to Hong Kong and the treasure-laden House of a Thousand Lanterns

The Rhinemann Exchange by Robert Ludlum

The Rhinemann Exchange

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Autumn 1943. American agent David Spaulding is among the global espionage elite who have converged on Buenos Aires. His top-secret mission can bring World War II to an explosive end.

Cashelmara by Susan Howatch

Cashelmara

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The rich and mighty saga of a wealthy and titled English family in Ireland during the 19th century.

Harlequin by Morris West

Harlequin

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Paul Desmond admires his close friend George Harlequin for his impeccable European breeding. Head of a prestigious Swiss bank, Harlequin belongs to a vanishing class of gentlemen whose handshake is their bond.