what happened in 1974

what happened in 1974

Jul 24 In Greece, a moderate-conservative politician, Constantine Karamanlis, is sworn in as interim prime minister. He is intent on preparing the country for elections.
Sep 8 President Ford pardons former President Nixon for any crimes Nixon may have committed while in office.

  • Following impeachment hearings started on May 9thRichard Nixon becomes the first US president forced to resign after the Watergate Scandal on August 9th

More Information and Timeline for Nixon’s Resignation
United States President Richard Nixon resigns from office on the 9th of August, 1974. He had previously announced his intention to resign the previous day during a televised address to the nation. Nixon had been facing near certain impeachment and conviction by the US Congress after his involvement in the Watergate Scandal.

  • On October 30th, 1974 the much hyped boxing match between George Foreman and Muhammad Ali for Ali to regain his heavyweight title takes place in Kinshasa, Zaire (Democratic Republic of the Congo).

More Information and Timeline for the Rumble in the Jungle
1. Muhammad Ali, a legendary boxer considered to be the greatest of all time by many, was stripped of his heavyweight title for refusing the Vietnam war draft in 1967. He was also banned from boxing for several years.
2. Muhammad Ali and the current heavyweight champion at the time, George Foreman, agreed to fight for the title in 1974.
3. The former champion would face off against Foreman, a twenty-five year old undefeated champion for a five million dollar purse in a boxing match to be held in Kinshasa, Zaire. Promoter Don King labeled the fight the “Rumble in the Jungle.”
5. Ali’s strategy was to let Foreman hit him until he was too tired and then Ali would come at him with a series of quick punches until he won by a knockout, a technique labeled by Ali’s trainer as the “Rope-a-Dope.”
6. Ali defeated Foreman by knockout in the eighth round of the boxing match, becoming only the second former heavyweight champion to regain his title.

What happened in 1974
The Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims is published in the journal Emergency Medicine
The Universal Product Code is scanned for the first time to sell a package of Wrigley’s chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio

What happened in 1974
Feb 2 Pope Paul VI encyclical “To Honor Mary”
Jan 5 Raul Julia appears on “The Bob Newhart Show” in “Oh, Brother”

July 13, 1974 – July 26, 1974: George McCrae – Rock Your Baby
November 23, 1974 – December 6, 1974: Billy Swan – I Can Help



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