Monarch – Carl XVI Gustaf
Prime Minister – Olof Palme
Eyvind Johnson and Harry Martinson are awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. The two laureates were members of the Swedish Academy at the time; the decision was criticized by the media, and Martinson committed suicide in 1978.
26 May – Lars Frölander, swimmer.
19 December – Minna Telde, horse rider.
7 May – Gustaf Dyrsch, horse rider (born 1890).
29 October – Axel Cadier, wrestler, Olympic champion in 1936 (born 1906).
1974 in Sweden Wikipedia
Events from the year 1974 in Sweden