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1974 Historical Events

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37th President:
Richard Nixon

Served from January 20, 1969 to August 9, 1974 (6 years)
World Series Winner:
Oakland Athletics (AL)

Defeated the New York Mets (NL) with a record of 4-3
Super Bowl VIII Winner:
Miami Dolphins

Defeated the Minnesota Vikings with a score of 24-7
Time Magazine's
Person of the Year:
King Faisal

From Saudi Arabia
Apollo and Soyuz spacecraft take off for US-Soviet link-up in space
(July 15, 1975)


For 1974 movies, Blazing Saddles came out on top. It grossed over $119,500,000 to make it the most popular movie of 1974. Among 1974 TV shows, All in the Family was the most popular for the year.


Top Movies from 1974

  • The Towering Inferno
  • Blazing Saddles
  • Young Frankenstein
  • Earthquake
  • The Trial of Billy Jack
  • The Godfather Part II
  • Airport 1975
  • The Longest Yard
  • The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams
  • Murder on the Orient Express

Top Songs from 1974

  • The Way We Were, Barbra Streisand
  • Seasons In The Sun, Terry Jacks
  • Love's Theme, Love Unlimited Orchestra
  • Come And Get Your Love, Redbone
  • Dancing Machine, Jackson 5
  • The Loco-Motion, Grand Funk Railroad

Billboard Top Songs from 1974

All of the 1974 hits below topped the 1974 Billboard Top 100 charts. Can you remember the lyrics of any of these 1974 top songs?

1.Barbra StreisandThe Way We Were
2.Terry JacksSeasons In The Sun
3.Love Unlimited OrchestraLove's Theme
4.RedboneCome And Get Your Love
5.Jackson 5Dancing Machine
6.Grand Funk RailroadThe Loco-Motion
8.Ray StevensThe Streak
9.Elton JohnBennie And The Jets
10.Mac DavisOne Hell Of A Woman
11.Aretha FranklinUntil You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)
12.Kool and The GangJungle Boogie
13.Maria MuldaurMidnight At The Oasis
14.StylisticsYou Make Me Feel Brand New
15.Al WilsonShow And Tell
16.Jim StaffordSpiders And Snakes
17.David EssexRock On
18.John DenverSunshine On My Shoulders
19.Blue MagicSideshow
20.Blue SwedeHooked On A Feeling
21.Bo Donaldson and The HeywoodsBilly Don't Be A Hero
22.Paul McCartney and WingsBand On The Run
23.Charlie RichThe Most Beautiful Girl
24.Jim CroceTime In A Bottle
25.John DenverAnnie's Song
26.Paul Anka(You're) Having My Baby
27.Olivia Newton-JohnLet Me Be There
28.Gordon LightfootSundown
29.Andy KimRock Me Gently
30.Eddie KendricksBoogie Down
31.Ringo StarrYou're Sixteen
32.Olivia Newton-JohnIf You Love Me (Let Me Know)
33.CherDark Lady
34.Gladys Knight and The PipsBest Thing That Ever Happened To Me
35.Roberta FlackFeel Like Makin' Love
36.Main IngredientJust Don't Want To Be Lonely
37.Billy PrestonNothing From Nothing
38.George McCraeRock Your Baby
39.CarpentersTop Of The World
40.Steve Miller BandThe Joker
41.Gladys Knight and The PipsI've Got To Use My Imagination
42.Three Dog NightThe Show Must Go On
43.Hues CorporationRock The Boat
44.Brownsville StationSmokin' In The Boy's Room
45.Stevie WonderLiving For The City
46.Dionne Warwick and The SpinnersThen Came You
47.Paper LaceThe Night Chicago Died
48.Marvin HamlischThe Entertainer
50.HolliesThe Air That I Breathe
51.Steely DanRikki Don't Lose That Number
52.Carly SimonMockingbird
53.Joni MitchellHelp Me
54.Anne MurrayYou Won't See Me
55.Barry WhiteNever, Never Gonna Give You Up
56.RufusTell Me Something Good
57.Helen ReddyYou And Me Against The World
58.Righteous BrothersRock And Roll Heaven
59.Kool and The GangHollywood Swinging
60.William DevaughnBe Thankful For What You Got
61.Johnny BristolHang On In There Baby
62.MocedadesEres Tu (Touch The Wind)
63.Bachman-Turner OverdriveTakin' Care Of Business
64.Golden EarringRadar Love
65.Dave LogginsPlease Come To Boston
66.Wet WillieKeep On Smilin'
67.Bobby WomackLookin' For A Love
68.O'JaysPut Your Hands Together
69.Gladys Knight and The PipsOn And On
70.Cat StevensOh Very Young
71.Helen ReddyLeave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)
72.Chicago(I've Been) Searchin' So Long
73.Elton JohnGoodbye Yellow Brick Road
74.Ringo StarrOh My My
75.O'JaysFor The Love Of Money
76.Eric ClaptonI Shot The Sheriff
77.Paul McCartney and WingsJet
78.Elton JohnDon't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
79.Mike OldfieldTubular Bells
80.Anne MurrayA Love Song
81.Donny and Marie OsmondI'm Leaving It All Up To You
82.Todd RundgrenHello, It's Me
83.Tom T. HallI Love
84.Guess WhoClap For The Wolfman
85.Jim CroceI'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song
86.Sister Janet MeadThe Lord's Prayer
87.Lamont DozierTrying To Hold On To My Woman
88.Stevie WonderDon't You Worry 'Bout A Thing
89.Charlie RichA Very Special Love Song
90.Jim StaffordMy Girl Bill
91.Diana Ross and Marvin GayeMy Mistake Was To Love You
92.Paul McCartney and WingsHelen Wheels
93.Jim StaffordWildwood Weed
94.First ClassBeach Baby
95.WarMe And Baby Brother
96.StylisticsRockin' Roll Baby
97.Olivia Newton-JohnI Honestly Love You
98.ChicagoCall On Me
99.FancyWild Thing
100.SpinnersMighty Love, Pt. 1

Most Popular Names for People Who Graduated in 1974


  1. Mary
  2. Debra
  3. Linda
  4. Deborah
  5. Susan


  1. Michael
  2. James
  3. Robert
  4. David
  5. John

Class of 1974 Yearbook

Class of 1974 Reunion

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Class of 1974: If are part of the 1974 graduating class, we hope you enjoy thinking about the historical events, remembering the lyrics to the best songs, and thinking back to some of your best high school friends. Be sure to visit® to find old friends from the class of 1974 and reconnect with fellow class of '74 graduates. They have tools to help you plan a class of 1974 reunion, see yearbook photos from 1974, and use the graduates list to get in touch with old friends.

If you did not graduate in the class of 1974, try the Class of 1973 or the Class of 1975.