1974

Article

May 21, 2022

1974 was a free year.

Events

January

February

February 7 - Grenada gains independence from the United Kingdom. February 21 - A new Constitution is promulgated in the Yugoslav Parliament, defining changes in relations between the federation and federal units and the structure of the federal community.

March

March 3 - In the worst accident in the history of civil aviation so far, all 346 people were killed in the Turkish passenger plane DC-10, which crashed near Paris. March 4 - The Conservative Prime Minister Edward Heath resigns and is succeeded by Labor leader Harold Wilson, who previously led the country from 1964 to 1970. March 10 - Japanese Lieutenant Hiro Onade surrenders to Philippine authorities after 29 years of hiding in the jungle, explaining that he did not receive an order to withdraw and end the US-Japan war. March 29 - A group of Chinese peasants from Shaanxi Province unveil thousands of clay statues representing the army of China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang.

April

April 25 - The autocratic regime of Marcel Caitan is overthrown in the Carnation Revolution in Portugal. April 29 - The University of Montenegro in Podgorica is founded.

May

May 16 - Josip Broz Tito is proclaimed President of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia for life. May 18 - India conducts its first nuclear test in the desert of Rajasthan and becomes the sixth country to carry out a nuclear explosion. May 30 - At the Tenth Congress of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia, Tito is elected lifelong president of the SKJ.

Jun

June 7 - The first satellite earth station in Yugoslavia for intercontinental telephone lines and TV programs is put into operation in Ivanjica. June 29 - Isabella Perón replaces her ailing husband Juan Perón as president of Argentina.

Jul

July 15 - A group of Greek officers in the Cypriot National Guard and supporters of the annexation of Cyprus to Greece carry out a military coup, ousting President and Archbishop Makarios III. July 20 - Turkish forces land in Cyprus, capture the port of Kyrenia and head for Nicosia. July 23 - The Greek military government calls on Constantine Karamanlis to return from exile in Paris and form a government, marking the end of a seven-year rule by the military junta