1974 Calendar Trivia
The next time you can reuse this calendar will be on year 2030. Both calendars will be exactly the same! This is assuming you are not interested in the dates for Easter and other irregular holidays that are based on a solar cycle.
April 4 (4/4), June 6 (6/6), August 8 (8/8), October 10 (10/10), December 12 (12/12), and the last day of February always fall on the same day of the week in any given year. This is called the ‘Doomsday rule’. Check these dates using the full 12-month calendar below to verify.
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Historical Events Of 1974
- January 5, 1974 – An earthquake in Lima, Peru, kills six people, and damages hundreds of houses.
- January 19, 1974 – China gain control over all the Paracel Islands after a military engagement between the naval forces of the People’s Republic of China and Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam)
- January 23, 1974 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Tiger in Chinese astrology.
- February 21, 1974 – The last Israeli soldiers leave the west bank of the Suez Canal pursuant to a truce with Egypt.
- March 4, 1974 – People magazine is published for the first time in the United States as People Weekly.
- May 17, 1974 – The Troubles: Thirty-three civilians are killed and 300 injured when the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) detonates four car bombs in Dublin and Monaghan, Republic of Ireland. It is the deadliest attack of the Troubles and the deadliest terrorist attack in the Republic’s history. There are allegations that British state forces were involved.
- September 11, 1974 – Eastern Air Lines Flight 212 crashes in Charlotte, North Carolina, killing 69 passengers and two crew.
- October 30, 1974 – As a member of the California Angels, Major League Baseball player Nolan Ryan throws the fastest recorded pitch, at 100.9 miles per hour (162.4 kilometers per hour).
- December 19, 1974 – Nelson Rockefeller is sworn in as Vice President of the United States under President Gerald Ford under the provisions of the twenty-fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
- December 22, 1974 – The house of former British Prime Minister Edward Heath is attacked by members of the Provisional IRA.
Who Were Born On 1974?
- January 31, 1974 – Wil Anderson, Australian comedian and radio host
- March 13, 1974 – Naho Toda, Japanese actress
- April 11, 1974 – Ashot Danielyan, Armenian weightlifter
- May 15, 1974 – Ahmet Zappa, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
- June 12, 1974 – Jason Mewes, American actor and producer
- August 20, 1974 – Maxim Vengerov, Russian violinist and conductor
- August 28, 1974 – Carsten Jancker, German footballer and manager
- September 18, 1974 – Ticha Penicheiro, Portuguese basketball player
- November 16, 1974 – Maurizio Margaglio, Italian ice dancer and coach
- December 24, 1974 – Paal Nilssen-Love, Norwegian drummer (Atomic and The Thing)