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 about Modern History
Qwest Communications International Inc. was one of the largest telecommunications companies in the United States. In 2004, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged the company with securities fraud for inflating revenue almost $2.5 billion for earnings projections between 1999 to 2002. The company was also criminally charged for issuing false statements to the public about its financial condition. This fraud scheme allowed the executives to reap millions in profits.Full Answer >
The year 1962 was important for the US and included many notable events that affected pop culture, politics and business. This year opened with the creation of the US Navy Seals on Jan, 1. This was also the year of the 13-day Cuban missile crisis that began on Feb. 7, Marilyn Monroe's death on Aug. 5 and the first Wal-Mart that ever opened.Full Answer >
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 >
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 >