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  • Remember Senior Year?

    U.S. President Richard Nixon announces his resignation (effective August 9, 1974) amid the Watergate scandal. Vice President Gerald Ford succeeds Richard Nixon as the 38th President of the United States of America.


    The Oakland Athletics win 4 games to 1 over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series.


    The Pittsburgh Steelers win 16-6 over the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IX.


    The Rumble in the Jungle takes place in Kinshasa, Zaire, where Muhammad Ali knocks out George Foreman in 8 rounds to regain the Heavyweight title, which had been stripped from him 7 years earlier.


    Game show Wheel of Fortune premieres on NBC.


    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest wins the Oscar for Best Picture; Jack Nicholson  wins Best Actor and Louise Fletcher wins for Best Actress, both for their roles in the film.


    The Suez Canal opens for the first time since the Six-Day War.

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