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Headlines From 1974 Events UK

Recipients love to read what was happening in the world on a date that has a special meaning to them, such as a birthday or anniversary, as it creates a fascinating connection with their past. A 1974 Newspaper offers the ultimate insight into 1974 news as it offers a true window into how the world once was, reported first hand from those living at that time. Birthday Newspapers offer a wonderful trip down memory lane, and the personal nature of this present will show that you have put a lot of thought into your gift.

Headlines From 1974 Events

Not only will your newspaper be a fantastic way to discover 1974 history but it will also be a treasured gift of high sentimental value. This is made even more special with the certificate of authenticity included with every 1974 newspaper, at no extra charge. This can be personalised with not only the recipients name and the occasion but also a personal message. Add the perfect finishing touch to this special gift with one of our many stunning presentation options, ranging from commemorative keepsake folders to beautifully crafted gift boxes.

These look great but will also help to store your 1974 newspaper so that it can be referred to and enjoyed for many years to come. Not just by the person receiving it but by future generations that will enjoy sharing trips down memory lane as the 1974 pictures, headlines and news reports bring back fond memories from the past.

Newspaper 1974 Article Coverage

Please see below for a breakdown of important events that happened in 1974 which are likely to be covered in your newspaper dependent on the date selected. If you're looking for specific 1974 news headlines then please feel free to contact our archivist team who are experts when it comes to researching old newspapers from this significant period of historical interest.

Date Event
28th February 1974The general election results in an almost dead-heat. The Labour Party wins despite receiving fewer votes than the Conservatives. Harold Wilson becomes Prime Minister for the second time following his break from office.
8th March 1974Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris.
18th March 1974Ten miners die in a methane gas explosion at Golborne Colliery near Wigan.
20th March 1974Ian Ball fails in his attempt to kidnap Her Royal Highness Princess Anne and her husband Captain Mark Phillips in The Mall, outside Buckingham Palace.
6th April 1974ABBA wins the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Waterloo”.
24th April 1974Stephen King publishes his first novel, “Carrie“, which is written under his own name.
16th May 1974Helmut Schmidt is elected West German Chancellor.
7th July 1974Host nation West Germany beats the Netherlands 2-1 to win the 1974 FIFA World Cup.
9th August 1974Richard M. Nixon becomes the first President of the United States to resign from office, which he does to avoid being removed by impeachment in response to his role in the Watergate scandal. Vice President Gerald R. Ford becomes the 38th President, taking the oath of office in the East Room of the White House.
8th September 1974Stuntman ‘Evel Knievel’ fails in his attempt to rocket across the Snake River Canyon in Idaho.
23rd September 1974Ceefax, one of the first public service information systems, is started by the BBC.
5th October 1974Bombs explode at The Horse And Groom and The Seven Stars pubs in Guildford, killing five people. This leads to the wrongful conviction and imprisonment of the ‘Guildford Four’ in 1975.
10th October 1974The second general election of the year results in a narrow victory for Labour, with Harold Wilson still leading the vote.
30th October 1974The ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ takes place in Kinshasa, Zaire. Muhammad Ali knocks out George Foreman in eight rounds to regain the Heavyweight title that had been stripped from him seven years earlier.
8th November 1974Richard Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan, disappears in England.
27th November 1974The Prevention of Terrorism Act is passed in the United Kingdom.
23rd December 1974Former British minister John Stonehouse, who faked his drowning in Florida, is arrested in Melbourne, Australia.
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A Newspaper From 1974

Shown as an example of papers printed at this time (click to enlarge).