*World Series Champions: Oakland Athletics
*Superbowl Champions: Miami Dolphins
*NBA Champions: Boston Celtics
*Stanley Cup Champs: Philadelphia Flyers
*U.S. Open Golf: Hale Irwin
*U.S. Tennis: Jimmy Connors/Billie Jean King
*Wimbledon (Men/Women): Jimmy Connors/Chris Evert
*NCAA Football Champions: Oklahoma & USC
*NCAA Basketball North Carolina State
*Kentucky Derby: Cannonade
Raquel Welch, Pam Grier.
Other Facts (1974)"You won't have Dick Nixon to kick around anymore" - resigning President Richard Nixon
*Vice President Gerald R. Ford of Michigan is sworn in as 38th President of the US (Aug. 9).
*Mama Cass died from an obesity related heart attack.
*Patty Hearst, heiress to the Hearst Newspaper group, was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, later joining the group in a bank heist.
*Liposuction invented by Giorgio Fischer in Rome, Italy.
*Premier Russian dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defects and joins the American Ballet Theatre.
*Patti Smith releases what is considered to be the first punk rock single, "Hey Joe."
*Ford grants "full, free, and absolute pardon" to ex-President Nixon (Sept. 8).
*After several decades of deciding how to do it, in June, the first U.P.C. scanner was installed at a Marsh's supermarket in Troy, Ohio. The first product to have a bar code included was a packet of Wrigley's Gum.
*The national speed limit was lowered to 55 miles per hour.
*"Streaking", (Running naked in public), was the fad.
*21 year-old Michael Kittredge opened his Yankee Candle factory.
*Movies in 1974 include Chinatown, The Godfather Part II, Day for Night, Blazing Saddles, The Towering Inferno.
*Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1974: $103,000
*The U.S. military draft ends.
*Time Magazine's Man Of The Year: King Faisal
*Miss America: Rebecca King (Denver, CO)
*Miss USA: Karen Morrison (Illinois)
*Most Popular Christmas Gifts: Connect Four, G.I. Joe with KUNG FU GRIP, Magna Doodle.
What Was On TV:All in the Family (CBS), Sanford and Son (NBC), Chico and the Man (NBC), The Jeffersons (CBS), M*A*S*H (CBS), Rhoda (CBS), Good Times (CBS), The Waltons (CBS), Maude (CBS), Hawaii Five-O (CBS).
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