August 1974 in history

August 1974 events chronologically

Aug 1 Cyprus dispute: The United Nations Security Council authorizes the UNFICYP to create the "Green Line", dividing Cyprus into two zones
Aug 4 A bomb explodes in the Italicus Express train at San Benedetto Val di Sambro, Italy, killing 12 people and wounding 22
Aug 5 Vietnam War: The U.S. Congress places a $1 billion limit on military aid to South Vietnam
Aug 7 Philippe Petit performs a high wire act between the twin towers of the World Trade Center 1,368 feet (417 m) in the air
Aug 8 President Richard Nixon, in a nationwide television address, announces his resignation from the office of the President of the United States effective noon the next day
Aug 9 As a direct result of the Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon becomes the first President of the United States to resign from office. His Vice President, Gerald Ford, becomes president
Aug 14 The second Turkish invasion of Cyprus begins; 140,000 to 200,000 Greek Cypriots become refugees. Around 6,000 massacred, 1,619 missing

Top 7 most famous people born in August 1974

Aug 4 Kily González an Argentine retired footballer who played mainly as a left winger.
Aug 5 Kajol an Indian film actress who predominantly works in Hindi cinema. She has received six Filmfare Awards from eleven nominations, and along with her late aunt Nutan, holds the record for most Best Actress wins at Filmfare, with five. In 2011, the Government of India awarded her with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of the country
Aug 9 Derek Fisher an American basketball coach and former player. He is currently the head coach of the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association. He played professionally for 18 seasons, spending the majority of his career with the Los Angeles Lakers, with whom he won five NBA championships. He has also served as president of the National Basketball Players Association
Aug 14 Artur Balder a Spanish American filmmaker and writer.
Aug 20 Amy Adams an American actress and singer. Adams began her career on stage performing in dinner theatre and later made her feature film debut in Drop Dead Gorgeous. After moving to Los Angeles and appearing in a series of television guest appearances and roles in B movies, Adams appeared as Brenda Strong in Steven Spielberg's Frank Abagnale biopic Catch Me If You Can. Her breakthrough role came in the 2005 independent film Junebug, for which she received critical acclaim and her first of five Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress. In 2007, Adams starred in the Disney animated classic reboot film Enchanted, a critical and commercial success, and received a Golden Globe Award nomination for her lead performance. She received her second Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations and first BAFTA Award nomination for her supporting role in the 2008 film Doubt
Aug 23 Konstantin Novoselov a Russian-British physicist, known for his works on graphene together with Andre Geim, which earned them the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010., Novoselov is currently Langworthy professor of physics in the mesoscopic physics research group at the University of Manchester and a Royal Society University Research Professor., Novoselov is also a recipient of a starting grant from the European Research Council.
Aug 27 Mohammad Yousuf (cricketer) a Pakistani right-handed batsman. Prior to his conversion to Islam in 2005, Yousuf was one of only a few Christians to play for the Pakistan cricket team

Top 7 most famous people died in August 1974

Aug 7 Virginia Apgar an American obstetrical anesthesiologist. She was a leader in the fields of anesthesiology and teratology, and introduced obstetrical considerations to the established field of neonatology. To the public, however, she is best known as the inventor of the Apgar score, a way to quickly assess the health of newborn children immediately after birth
Aug 8 Baldur von Schirach a Nazi youth leader later convicted of crimes against humanity. He was the head of the Hitler-Jugend and later Gauleiter and Reichsstatthalter of Vienna
Aug 21 James P. Cannon an American Trotskyist and a leader of the Socialist Workers Party.
Aug 22 Jacob Bronowski a Polish-Jewish British mathematician, biologist, historian of science, theatre author, poet and inventor. He is best remembered as the presenter and writer of the 1973 BBC television documentary series, The Ascent of Man, and the accompanying book
Aug 24 Alexander P. de Seversky a Russian-American aviation pioneer, inventor, and influential advocate of strategic air power.
Aug 26 Charles Lindbergh an American aviator, author, inventor, explorer, and social activist.
Aug 27 Otto Strasser a German politician and member of the Nazi Party. Otto Strasser, together with his brother Gregor Strasser, was a leading member of the party's left-wing faction, and broke from the party due to disputes with the ‘Hitlerite’ faction. He formed the Black Front, a group intended to split the Nazi Party and take it from the grasp of Hitler. This group also functioned during his exile and World War II as a secret opposition group