1974 Newspaper Headlines
Historic Newspapers’ collection of 1974 newspaper articles features coverage of the highs and lows of the year, through the eyes and pictures of those who were there to experience it. Read about lots of different events in an original 1974 newspaper from trusted news outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Dallas Morning News.
January 30, 1974
G. Gordon Liddy is found guilty of Watergate charges.
March 1, 1974
Seven former White House officials are indicted for their role in the Watergate break-in and charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice.
April 5, 1974
Stephen King publishes his first novel, “Carrie“, which is written under his own name.
April 8, 1974
Atlanta Braves player Hank Aaron breaks Babe Ruth’s home run record, by hitting his 715th career home run off Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Al Downing at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium.
April 20, 1974
Voters in Louisiana approve a new state constitution, replacing a 225,000-word document which had first been adopted in 1921.
July 7, 1974
Host nation West Germany beats the Netherlands 2-1 to win the 1974 FIFA World Cup.
July 24, 1974
United States v. Nixon takes place. The Supreme Court rules 8-0 with one abstention that President Richard Nixon cannot withhold subpoenaed White House tapes, and orders him to surrender them to the Watergate special prosecutor.
August 9, 1974
Richard M. Nixon becomes the first President of the United States to resign from office, which he does to avoid being removed by impeachment in response to his role in the Watergate scandal. Vice President Gerald R. Ford becomes the 38th President, taking the oath of office in the East Room of the White House.
September 8, 1974
Stuntman ‘Evel Knievel’ fails in his attempt to rocket across the Snake River Canyon in Idaho.
October 15, 1974
U.S. President Gerald Ford signs a federal campaign reform bill, which sets new regulations in the wake of the Watergate scandal.
October 30, 1974
The ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ takes place in Kinshasa, Zaire. Muhammad Ali knocks out George Foreman in eight rounds to regain the Heavyweight title that had been stripped from him seven years earlier.
December 23, 1974
Former British minister John Stonehouse, who faked his drowning in Florida, is arrested in Melbourne, Australia.
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