Historical Events of 1974

Can you name the significant events of 1974?

January 15Sitcom about life in the 1950s and 1960s begins an 11-year run on ABC
January 16This novel by Peter Benchley is published
February 4The Symbionese Liberation Army kidnap this heiress
March 8Airport named for this French leader opens in Paris
April 2This actress becomes the youngest ever to win a competitive Academy Award
April 5This book, Stephen King’s first published novel, is released
April 6ABBA’s performance of this song wins them the 1974 Eurovision Contest
April 8This slugger breaks Babe Ruth’s Major League record for most career home runs
April 25The Carnation Revolution overthrows the authoritarian regime in this European country
May 18This country becomes the sixth nation to detonate a nuclear device
June 17A bomb planted by this para-military organization detonates at the Houses of Parliament in London
July 6The first live broadcast of this radio program began on Minnesota Public Radio
July 7This country wins the FIFA World Cup on its own soil
July 20Turkey begins an invasion of this island nation
August 7Philippe Petit tightrope walks for 45 minutes at this location in New York City
August 8This US president announces his resignation
September 8This daredevil fails in his attempt to jump across Snake River Canyon
October 4This artist's only American solo #1 single 'Whatever Gets You thru the Night' is released
October 30Muhammad Ali defeats this boxer in the “Rumble in the Jungle”
November 24This 3.2 million year-old skeleton is found in Ethiopia
November 25This former UN Secretary General dies of lung cancer at age 65
December 5The final episode of this sketch comedy is broadcast on BBC 2
December 24This Australian city is nearly completely destroyed by Cyclone Tracy
December 25Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks join this rock band
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