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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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The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

Release year: 1974

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Bruno S., Walter Ladengast, Brigitte Mira, Willy Semmelrogge

Country: Germany

Vincent, François, Paul and the Others

Vincent, François, Paul and the Others

Release year: 1974

Directed by: Claude Sautet

Starring: Yves Montand, Michel Piccoli, Serge Reggiani, Gérard Depardieu

Lenny

Lenny

Release year: 1974

Directed by: Bob Fosse

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine, Jan Miner, Stanley Beck

Country: United States of America

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Release year: 1974

Directed by: Tobe Hooper

Starring: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain

Country: United States of America

Phantom of the Paradise

Phantom of the Paradise

Release year: 1974

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Paul Williams, William Finley, Jessica Harper, Gerrit Graham

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 1974?
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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 Woman He Loved by Ralph G. Martin

The Woman He Loved

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Windsor, Wallis Warfield Duchess of Britain and Edward VIII, King of Great Britain biography of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor 1972

Something Happened by Joseph Heller

Something Happened

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Bob Slocum was living the American dream. He had a beautiful wife, three lovely children, a nice house...and all the mistresses he desired. He had it all -- all, that is, but happiness.

The Wall Street Gang by Richard Ney

The Wall Street Gang

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THE WALL STREET GANG, IN WHICH IT IS SHOWN THAT IF YOU SCRAP TRADITIONAL APPROACHES TO THE MARKET AND ATTACK THE FINANCIAL CONSPIRACY WITH ITS OWN WEAPONS, YOU CAN BEAT STOCK

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