What Happened on December 21, 1974

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "The Sea of Hands", Raiders RB Clarence Davis somehow catches game-winning touchdown pass among "the sea of hands" of three Dolphins defenders with 24 seconds left in the game, eliminating Miami from the playoffs after they had made it to the Super Bowl in each of the last 3 seasons

Famous Birthdays

  • Karrie Webb, Ayr Queensland Aus, LPGA golfer (1994 Aust Strokeplay)
  • Raymond Austin, cornerback/safety (NY Jets)
  • Tommie Boyd, wide receiver (Detroit Lions)

Famous Deaths

  • James Henry Govier, British artist (b. 1910)
  • Richard Long, actor (Nanny & Professor), dies at 47