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.Continue Reading
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
Matteo Ricci was a Jesuit priest and missionary who is held in high esteem due to the many things he accomplished in his life, which includes creating one of the first world maps and sundials, along with his scientific and mathematical work. Ricci was able to verify that China and Peking were the same place as Cathay that Marco Polo had identified previously.Full Answer >
Some of the things that were popular in 1974 included Lego blocks, nude beaches and Mel Brooks' movies. During that time, materialistic goods that were traditionally known as luxury items became more affordable for the common man and things such as international travel became more conceivable for those outside the upper-class bracket.Full Answer >
The things that best describe the nuclear arms race include the Cold War, the hydrogen bomb, the defense and early warnings system and mutually assured destruction. The Cold War was characterized by the nuclear arms race. During this war, Russia and the United States increased their defense systems.Full Answer >
Some things to include on a timeline of Bill Clinton's life include his birth in 1942, meeting President Kennedy in 1963, his marriage to Hillary Rodham Clinton in 1975, becoming governor of Arkansas in 1978 and becoming President of the United States in 1993. Other important aspects of Clinton's timeline include winning a Rhodes scholarship to attend Oxford University in 1968, being elected attorney general of Arkansas in 1976 and winning re-election as president, despite numerous scandals, in 1996.Full Answer >