1974 Newspapers

Which 1974 headlines had the country’s undivided attention? Our collection of historic newspapers features coverage from the entire year, from some of the nation’s most trusted news sources. If you’re looking for a wonderful keepsake gift for a special occasion then an authentic newspaper is a splendid way to show that you care.

Take someone you care about back to the 1970s with newspaper articles highlighting the ups and the downs of this contradictory decade. Discover this fascinating decade with articles covering all the exciting events and tragedies of 1974 as they happened at the time.

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1974 Newspapers

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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Rated 4.2 out of 5

based on 65 reviews

Adrienne Shelton July 1 2022

The paper was well received, it’s a unique and thoughtful gift.

Steve Miller June 29 2022

Loved the newspaper from my birthdate, definitely authentic as it was stamped from Duke's library.

Andrea S June 28 2022

Educational!

Karan Jain June 21 2022

Great buy

Angela Eichner June 14 2022

Fast delivery and great service!

Carla Degnan June 13 2022

I am very unsatisfied with the order I placed through your company. The order did not arrive until after I paid the for the expedited service and the order was not in good shape. When the box was opened the newspaper was not centered in the frame and the frame immediately fell apart and could not be put back together well at all - it consistently fell apart. The presentation that you advertised was not at all what arrived at my home and this was a special gift for a 60th birthday. If the shipping could not be delivered within the 2 day expeditied time that I requested I should have received a notification by email that you could not meet the expedited shipping date so it would get here in the 2 days. I placed the order on 5/25/22 and received an email on 5/27/22 stating that it was on its way but it did not arrive until 5/31/22 - this is 6 days after the order was placed and I would have not requested the expedited shipping if I knew it would arrive after 5/29/22.nnI am not at all pleased and would like to have the order totally refunded including the shipping costs. I will gladly send you back the newspaper and the frame if that is what you need in order to expedite this. I have tried several times to contact you by phone but have not gotten through. The item has been shipped back to you.n

  • Historic Newspapers Team June 14 2022

    Thank you for your review.

    We are sorry to hear this.

    Looking at your order, and email confirmation, we had confirmed that your order was due for delivery between May 27-May 30 but unfortunately was 1 business day later than expected, which we do apologize for.

    In regards to the product itself, we have passed your review onto our Customer Service Team and a Representative will be in contact shortly to obtain photos of the product and hopefully can resolve this issue for you.

    Please accept our apologies for any inconvenienced caused.

    Kindest Regards
    The Historic Newspapers Team

Tara Zingali June 6 2022

I believe it is authentic.

Shawna Briggs June 1 2022

It was the perfect birthday gift for my husband. He was thoroughly surprised and pleased to read his paper.

Ron McAmis May 24 2022

Got this for my father for his 77th birthday, and he said it’s the BEST gift that he’s EVER received!

KRISTINE MARKLE May 17 2022

Amazing to have a certified original newspaper from the date you want!!!!