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.
February 7 – Blazing Saddlesis released in the United States.May 28 - Joseph E. Levine, the founder of Embassy Pictures, resigns as president.June 20 – Chinatown, directed by Roman Polanski and featured Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, and John Huston, is released to worldwide critical acclaim.June 26 - Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burtondivorce.
- Notable Films Released in 1974
- Film Debuts
Palme d'Or(Cannes Film Festival): 1. The Conversation, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, United States Golden Bear(Berlin Film Festival): 1. The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, directed by Ted Kotcheff, Canada
United Statesunless stated 1. The 6 Ultra Brothers vs. the Monster Army (Urutora Roku Kyōdai tai Kaijū Gundan) – (Japan/Thailand) 2. 11 Harrowhouse, starring Charles Grodin, Candice Bergen, James Mason 3. 36 Ghante, starring Raaj Kumar and Sunil Dutt – (India) 4. 99 and 44/100% Dead, starring Richard Harris, Ann Turkel, Edmond O'Brien, Chuck ConnorsJanuary 5 – Daisy Bates, English actressJanuary 10January 24 – Ed Helms, American actor and comedianJanuary 30 – Christian Bale, English actor
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"1979" is a song by American alternative rock band the Smashing Pumpkins. It was released in 1996 as the second single from their third studio album, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. "1979" was written by frontman Billy Corgan, and features loops and samples uncharacteristic of previous Smashing Pumpkins songs.
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1. President: Richard Nixon (R-California) (until August 9), Gerald Ford (R-Michigan) (starting August 9) 2. Vice President: 2.1. until August 9: Gerald Ford (R-Michigan) 2.2. August 9–December 19: vacant 2.3. starting December 19: Nelson Rockefeller (R-New York) 3. Chief Justice: Warren E. Burger (Minnesota) 4. Speaker of the House of Representatives: Carl Albert (D-Oklahoma) 5. Senate Majority Leader: Mike Mansfield (D-Montana) 6. Congress: 93rd
1. January 4 1.1. Citing executive privilege, President Richard Nixon refuses to surrender 500 tapes and documents which have been subpoenaedby the Senate Watergate Committee. 1.2. Joni Lenz is attacked in her bedroom by serial killer Ted Bundyin Washington; she survives. 2. January 6 – In response to the energy crisis, Daylight Saving Timecommences nearly four months early in the United States. 3. January 13 – The Miami Dolphins repeat as National Football League champions, routing the Minne...
1. February 4 – Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst is kidnapped from her Berkeley, California apartment by members of the Symbionese Liberation Army. 2. February 8 – After a record 84 days in orbit, the crew of Skylab 4 returns to Earth. 3. February 12 – U.S. District Court Judge Geoerge Boldt rules that Native American tribes in Washington state are entitled to half of the legal salmon and steelheadcatches, based on treaties signed by the tribes and the U.S. government. 4. February 22 – Samue...
1. March 1 – Watergate scandal: Seven former White House officials are indicted for their role in the Watergatebreak-in and charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice. 2. March 18 – Oil embargo crisis: Most OPEC nations end a 5-month oil embargo against the United States, Europe and Japan. 3. March 29 – Mariner 10 approaches Mercury. 4. March 30 – North Carolina State defeats UCLA in the semifinals of the 1974 NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament, ending the Bruins' record run of seven cons...January 1 – Jonah Peretti, entrepreneur and publisherJanuary 6 – Paul Grant, basketball player and coachJanuary 11 – Max von Essen, actor and vocalistJanuary 13 – Kaili Vernoff, actressFebruary 22 – Samuel Byck, attempted to hijack an airplane to assassinate President Richard Nixon (born 1930)March 28 – Dorothy Fields, librettist (born 1904)May 24 – Duke Ellington, jazz pianist and bandleader (born 1899)June 26 – Ernest Gruening, U.S. Senator from Alaska from 1959 to 1969 (born 1887)
June 1 – Kevin Ayers, John Cale, Brian Eno, Nico and other musicians perform at the Rainbow Theatre in London. The performances are later released as June 1, 1974. June 5. Sly Stone married model-actress Kathy Silva on June 5, 1974, during a sold-out performance at Madison Square Garden.
1974 Rank: Title: Studio: Gross: 1. Blazing Saddles: Warner Bros. $119,500,000: 2. The Towering Inferno: 20th Century Fox / Warner Bros. : $116,000,000: 3. The Trial ...
Woodstock was a music festival held August 15–18, 1969, on Max Yasgur's dairy farm in Bethel, New York, 40 miles (65 km) southwest of the town of Woodstock.Billed as "an Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music" and alternatively referred to as the Woodstock Rock Festival, it attracted an audience of more than 400,000.
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"Rapper's Delight" is a 1979 hip hop track by the Sugarhill Gang and produced by Sylvia Robinson. Although it was shortly preceded by Fatback Band's "King Tim III (Personality Jock)", "Rapper's Delight" is credited for introducing hip hop music to a wide audience, reaching the top 40 in the United States, as well as the top three in the United Kingdom and number-one in Canada.