What Happened on December 5, 1974

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1st Wash Cap penalty shot, Tom Williams unsuccessful vs Buff Sabres
  • 1st World Football League Bowl, Birmingham Americans beat Florida
  • Airport terminal roof in Tehran collapses killing 17
  • Birmingham Americans defeat the Florida Blazers 22-21 in the WFL's World Bowl
  • Final episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus airs on BBC TV
  • NFL's Seattle Seahawks forms
  • Oliver Tilden Triangle in the Bronx named
  • Tom Williams is unsuccessful on Wash Capitals 1st NHL penalty shot

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlie Batch, National Football League quarterback

Famous Deaths

  • Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman, tennis player (US Open 1909-11), dies at 87
  • Henry Wadsworth, actor (Applause, Ceiling Zero), dies at 72
  • Pietro Germi, actor/director (Serafino, Climax), dies at 60