4/18/07

1974

Being born on August 10, 1974 - the day after President Nixon resigned - I'm always interested to know what else happened in the year I was born. Thanks to this link from One Happy Dog Speaks, I'm now able to tell you...


That I was born in the same year as a bunch of people I can't stand (hope that doesn't say too much about me).

Here's the rest:
In 1974 (the year you were born)

Gerald Ford becomes president of the US

Hank Aaron hits his 715th home run to beat Babe Ruth's record

Impeachment hearings are opened against President Nixon by the House Judiciary Committee

President Nixon resigns

President Gerald Ford issues an unconditional pardon to ex-President Nixon for all federal crimes

Muhammad Ali knocks out George Foreman in the eighth round to regain the heavyweight crown in Zaire

Heiress Patty Hearst is kidnapped by and eventually joins the Symbionese Liberation Army

Dungeons & Dragons officially released

People magazine is published for the first time

Kate Moss, Alyson Hannigan, Penelope Cruz, Alanis Morissette, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Ryan Seacrest are born

Oakland Athletics win the World Series

Miami Dolphins win Superbowl VIII

Philadelphia Flyers win the Stanley Cup

Blazing Saddles is the top grossing film

All the President's Men by Bernstein and Woodward is published

"Killing Me Softly With His Song" wins Grammy for song of the year

3 comments:

Titan said...

Oh man do I feel old now...

PT

Titan said...

Oh man do I feel old now, I remembered most of that....

PT

HapKiDo said...

Yeah, it doesn't feel good when you hear a song that was so great in high school & someone you work with has never heard of it...

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