What Happened on December 22, 1974

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 2nd cease-fire between IRA & British; lasts until approx April 1975
  • Iraq announces plans to increase its oil production capacity

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Phil Esposito, Boston, became 6th NHLer to score 500 goals

NHL Star Phil Esposito
NHL Star
Phil Esposito
  • Referenda in Comoros-3 islands for independence, 1 stays French
  • Ted Heath's house is attacked by members of the Provisional IRA.
  • The Provisional Irish Republican Army announces a Christmas ceasefire; before the ceasefire, they carry out a bomb attack on the home of former UK Prime Minister, Edward Heath

Famous Birthdays

  • Heather Donahue, American actress

Famous Deaths

  • Fosco Giachetti, entertainer, dies at 70
  • Lorraine Gauguin, entertainer, dies at 50
  • Richard Long, actor (Prof-Nanny & Professor), dies at 47