In 1974, the Sears Tower in Chicago was completed, Bill Clinton lost his bid for a congressional seat, Dr. Seuss published "There's a Wocket in My Pocket" and Turkish Airlines Flight 981 crashed due to a mechanical failure. This year also marked the famous Rumble in the Jungle boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman.Know More
In 1974, disco was king. The World Champions of that year were the Oakland Athletics and the Superbowl VIII champs were the Miami Dolphins. King Faisal was Time Magazine's Man of the Year and the Best Film Oscar Winner was "The Godfather: Part II."
The cost of living back in 1974 was much cheaper than it is today. A gallon of gas was priced at around 53 cents and a new car to put that gas into would only cost around $3,500. A gallon of milk set consumers back $1.39 and a loaf of bread was priced at 28 cents. The average income at the time was around $9,668 per year.
In 1974, the population of the United States was 213,853,928. As of 2014, the U.S. population was around 317 million. The impeachment hearings for Richard Nixon began in May of 1974 and the IRA began bombing Great Britain.Learn more in Modern History
As of 2014, 30 years ago was the year 1984, and some historical events that occurred during that year include the assassination of Indira Gandhi, a subway shooting in New York City that left four black youths wounded and the Summer Olympic games held in Los Angeles, California. The "Where's the Beef?" Wendy's commercials also premiered in 1984, and Brunei gained independence from the United Kingdom.Full Answer >
Some of the global events that transpired in 1975 were the communist takeover of Cambodia by Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, the fall of Saigon that ended the Vietnam War and the first joint space mission of the American spacecraft, Apollo, and the Russian Soyuz. Moreover, one of the most notable milestones in computer history also occurred in 1975, with the establishment of Microsoft by Bill Gates and Paul Allen.Full Answer >
When Germany invaded Poland, World War II began. Germany crossed into Poland at 4:45 a.m. on September 1, 1939. Poland declared war on Germany two days later.Full Answer >
The United States entered the Korean War in June of 1950 as part of a United Nations effort to assist South Korea in its civil war with North Korea, which was supported by both China and the Soviet Union. The origins of the conflict began in 1945, when Korea was removed from Japanese rule at the end of World War II, and it was during this conflict that the division along the 38th parallel was established to separate North and South Korea.Full Answer >