|<< - 1973|
|World Series Champions:
|Superbowl VIII Champions:
|Stanley Cup Champs:
|U.S. Open Golf:
|U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Jimmy Connors/Billie Jean King
Jimmy Connors/Chris Evert
|NCAA Football Champions:
Oklahoma & USC
|NCAA Basketball Champions:
North Carolina State
|World Cup (Soccer):
|The Hotties Sex Symbols and Fashion Icons:
Adrienne Barbeau, Barbi Benton, Dyan Cannon, Veronica Carlson, Angie Dickinson, Britt Ekland, Pam Grier, Beverly Johnson, Caroline Munro, Diana Ross, Ann Simonton, Jane Seymour, Mary Woronov
"You won't have Dick Nixon to kick around anymore"
"And now for something completely different"
" Tastes great, less filling"
"Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer."
"Forget it, Jake, it's Chinatown."
|Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
Rebecca King (Denver, CO)
Karen Morrison (Illinois)
Rock Star Death: Mama Cass (obesity related heart attack)
Patty Hearst, heiress to the Hearst Newspaper group, was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, later joining the group in a bank heist.
While David Niven was at the Oscars podium, live on national television, a streaker (Robert Opal) ran by. David quippped "Isn't it fascinating to think that the only laugh that man will ever get is for stripping and showing his shortcomings?"
Mikhail Baryshnikhov defected the the USA, leaving the Soviet Unon's Bolshoi Ballet behind him.
The post-it note is invented by Arthur Fry. It became widely used and available in 1980.
21 year-old Michael Kittredge opened his Yankee Candle factory.
Liposuction invented by Giorgio Fischer in Rome, Italy.
After several decades of deciding how to do it, in June, the first U.P.C. scanner was installed at a Marsh's supermarket in Troy, Ohio. The first product to have a bar code included was a packet of Wrigley's Gum.
The national speed limit was lowered to 55 miles per hour.
Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1974: $103,000
CB Radio, Kung Fu Fighting, watching All In The Family on CBS, reading Erica Jong's Fear of Flying
|1st appearances & 1974's Most Popular Christmas
gifts, toys and presents:
Connect Four, G.I. Joe with KUNG FU GRIP, Magna Doodle
|1974 Most Popular TV shows:
1. All in the Family (CBS)
2. Sanford and Son (NBC)
3. Chico and the Man (NBC)
4. The Jeffersons (CBS)
5. M*A*S*H (CBS)
6. Rhoda (CBS)
7. Good Times (CBS)
8. The Waltons (CBS)
9. Maude (CBS)
10. Hawaii Five-O (CBS)
The biggest Pop Artists of 1974 include:
(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard's Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)
The Number One Hits Of 1974: