NEWS - STEPHEN KING: STORIES FROM FIVE DECADES OF STORYTELLING
Now something might be thinking "Didn't I read somewhere that Carrie was released on April 5, 1974?". Well, you might. Some online sources list the release date for the book as April 5th, others as April 4th. It’s up to each and every one to decide what date you want to see as the release date (it’s hard to know for sure with such an old book) but what makes me believe that April 4 is the correct date is that King himself says so in the invitation to the book's 25th anniversary party.