What Happened on December 1, 1974

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Boeing 727 crashes in Upperville Virginia, 92 died
  • Jacqueline Hansen runs female world record marathon (2:43:54.5)
  • LA Skid Row slasher kills 1st of 8

Famous Birthdays

  • Costinha, Portuguese footballer
  • David Ludwig, American composer
  • Richard Jordan, linebacker (Detroit Lions)

Famous Deaths

  • Lajos Zilahy, Hungarian/US author (Angry Angel), dies at 83
  • Stephen Gill Spottswood, US bishop/chairman (NAACP), dies at 77