September 1974 calendar

September 1974

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 1974?


  • 01 Sep 1974 Dutch law against pirate radio goes into effect
  • 02 Sep 1974 Prest Gerald Ford signs Employee Retirement Income Security Act
  • 03 Sep 1974 Giants John Montefusco makes his major league debut
  • 04 Sep 1974 Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
  • 07 Sep 1974 Irene closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 605 performances
  • 08 Sep 1974 88th US Womens Tennis: Billie J King beats Evonne Goolagong
  • 09 Sep 1974 88th US Womens Tennis: B J M King beats E Goolagong Cawley
  • 10 Sep 1974 New York Dolls disband
  • 11 Sep 1974 Eastern Air Lines Flight 212 crashes in Charlotte, North Carolina, killing 69 passengers and two crew.
  • 12 Sep 1974 Coup overthrows Emperor Haile Selassie in Ethiopia
  • 13 Sep 1974 1st broadcast of Rockford Files on NBC-TV
  • 14 Sep 1974 Charles Kowal discovers Leda, 13th satellite of Jupiter.
  • 15 Sep 1974 Market Square Arena in Indianapolis opens
  • 16 Sep 1974 BART begins regular transbay service
  • 17 Sep 1974 Bangladesh, Grenada and Guinea-Bissau join the United Nations.
  • 18 Sep 1974 Hurricane Fifi strikes Honduras with 110 mph winds, killing 5,000 people.
  • 21 Sep 1974 US Mariner 10 makes 2nd fly-by of Mercury
  • 23 Sep 1974 Gypsy opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 120 performances
  • 24 Sep 1974 Al Kaline, Detroit Tiger, is 12th to get 3,000 hits
  • 28 Sep 1974 Live It Up Part 1 by Isley Brothers peaks at #52
  • 29 Sep 1974 5th NYC Marathon won by Norbert Sander in 2:26:30
  • 25 Sep 1974 Dr. Frank Jobe performs first ulnar collateral ligament replacement surgery (better known as Tommy John surgery) on baseball player Tommy John.
vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - (You're) Having My Baby
  2. - I Shot The Sheriff
  3. - Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe
  4. - Rock Me Gently
  5. - I Honestly Love You

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - When Will I See You Again
  2. - Kung Fu Fighting
  3. - Rock Your Baby
  4. - Love Me For A Reason
  5. - You Make Me Feel Brand New


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in September 1974?

The Memory Book by Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas

The Memory Book


You can unleash the hidden power in your mind with Harry Lorayne's and Jerry Lucas’s simple, failsafe memory system. This will allow you to become more productive, imaginative, and powerful at work.

Winter Kills by Richard Condon

Winter Kills


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

Cashelmara by Susan Howatch



A rich and powerful story about a wealthy, titled English family living in Ireland in the 19th Century.

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.

More Joy by Alex Comfort

More Joy


The book that revolutionized America’s thinking about sex is back to fulfill the needs of the 1980s. Dr. Comfort has updated and revised his classic to offer current, caring advice as well as important information about the health risks for …