1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1974th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 974th year of the 2nd millennium, the 74th year of the 20th century, and the 5th year of the 1970s decade. Calendar year.
What Happened in 1974 Important News and Events, Key Technology and Popular Culture. 1974 Inflation continues to spiral out of control around the world reaching 11.3% in the USA and 17.2% in the UK and the global recession deepens. The famous skeleton "Lucy" is discovered in Ethiopia which lived between 3.9 to 3 million years ago.
Jan 5 An earthquake in Lima, Peru, kills six people, and damages hundreds of houses. Jan 6 United Kingdom begins three-day work week during energy crisis. Jan 6 In response to the 1973 energy crisis, daylight saving time commences nearly four months early in the United States.
Historical Events for the Year 1974. 2nd January » President of the United States known as United States President Richard Nixon signs a National Maximum Speed Law Enactment e.g bill lowering the maximum U.S. speed limit to 55 MPH in order to conserve gasoline during an OPEC embargo. 4th January » United States President Richard Nixon refuses to hand over materials subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate scandal e.g Watergate Committee.
April 3 – The 1974 Super Outbreak, the second-largest series of tornadoes in history, hits 13 U.S. states and one Canadian province. By the time the last of 148 tornadoes hit early the following morning, 315 people had died and over 5,000 were injured. April 5 – Stephen King's first novel, Carrie, is published.
Famous people born in 1974 including Leonardo DiCaprio, FGTeeV Duddy, Jimmy Fallon, Sarah Paulson, Lil Kim and many more.
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Top 100 songs for the year 1974 from the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 charts.
List of #1 Pop Singles for 1974. The list on this page is for all #1 hit Pop singles for 1974 using proprietary methods. The results in this chart are not affiliated with any mainstream or commercial chart and may not reflect charts seen elsewhere.