DHS Class of 1974
Notable Events in 1974
On May 18, the Indians detonated a nuclear bomb in an underground explosion. The bomb was small-- approximately 15 megatons. India thus became the sixth member of the "nuclear club."
The U.N. Security Council voted to give South Africa until May 30, 1975 to begin transferring power in Namibia to the Namibians. Ten days before the deadline, South African Premier Balthazar Vorster rejected the U.N. demand, saying that South Africa would not negotiate the transfer of power with the South West African People's Organization (the major Black nationalist group).
In January, Israel agreed to a disengagement agreement under which its forces would withdraw from the west bank of the Suez Canal, as well as from an area on the east side of the Canal. In May, Israel and Syria also agreed to a disengagement plan. Under its terms, Israel withdrew from territory seized during the 1973 war as well as from the town of Kuneitra, seized in 1967.
On August 8, 1974, President Nixon became the first President in US history to resign. Nixon resigned as the House of Representatives was poised to vote on the articles of impeachment against him.
The meeting of the American Apollo and the Soviet Soyuz on July 19, 1975, marked the first cooperative space mission between the United States and the Soviet Union.
Top 10 Songs of 1974 were:
1."The Joker" ... Steve Miller Band
2."Show and Tell" ... Al Wilson
3."You're Sixteen" ... Ringo Starr
4."The Way We Were" ... Barbra Streisand
5."Love's Theme" ... Love Unlimited Orchestra
6."Seasons in the Sun" ... Terry Jacks
7."Dark Lady" ... Cher
8."Sunshine on My Shoulders" ... John Denver
9."Hooked on a Feeling" ... Blue Swede
10."Bennie and the Jets" ... Elton John
The Most Popular Movies were:
1. The Sting
2. The Exorcist
4. Magnum Force
5. Herbie Rides Again
6. Blazing Saddles
7. Trial of Billy Jack
8. The Great Gatsby
10. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (reissue)
Popular Television Shows were:
1. All in the Family (CBS)
2. Sanford and Son (NBC)
3. Chico and the Man (NBC)
4. The Jeffersons (CBS)
5. M*A*S*H (CBS)
6. Rhoda (CBS)
7. Good Times (CBS)
8. The Waltons (CBS)
9. Maude (CBS)
10. Hawaii Five-O (CBS)
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