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 1934, 80 years before 2014, the world was in the Great Depression, Hitler named himself Fuehrer of Germany, Mussolini was Prime Minister of Italy and Roosevelt was President of the United States. The continuing Midwest drought destroyed 35 million acres of farmland in Oklahoma, and President Roosevelt instituted public works programs to build roads, dams and bridges to create jobs. Unemployment was at 22 percent.Full Answer >
As of 2014, major events of 35 years ago (the year 1979) include establishment of full diplomatic relations between the United States and China, the collapse of the Pol Pot regime in Vietnam and the Iranian hostage crisis. In entertainment, major events were the death of Sid Vicious and the television debut of "The Dukes of Hazzard."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 Reign of Terror in 18th-century France began with the imprisonment and death of Marie Antoinette, followed by the execution of 2,400 people. The Revolutionary Tribunal is thought to have ordered the deaths of 30,000 people across France. Maximilien de Robespierre led the National Convention and the Committee of Public Safety and was directly responsible for the Reign of Terror, which he believed would lead to the Republic of Virtue.Full Answer >