What Happened on December 1, 1974

Historical Events

  • American Jacqueline Hansen runs female world record marathon 2:43:54.5 in Culver City, California
  • Boeing 727 crashes in Upperville Virginia, 92 died
  • LA Skid Row slasher kills 1st of 8
  • South Africa is awarded the Davis Cup tennis title after India refuses to travel to South Africa for the final in protest of the South African government's apartheid policies
1974 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Costinha, Portuguese soccer midfielder and manager (53 caps; Porto, Monaco), born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • David Ludwig, American composer
  • Ikey Owens ,American keyboardist (The Mars Volta; Jack White), and producer, born in long Beach, California (d. 2014)
  • Salva Dut, Sudanese American activist (Water for South Sudan) and former 'Lost Boy of Sudan', born in Southwestern Sudan
Born in 1974

Famous Deaths

  • Lajos Zilahy, Hungarian/American author (Angry Angel), dies at 83
  • Stephen Gill Spottswood, American African Methodist Episcopal Zion bishop, and civil rights leader (NAACP Chairman, 1961-74), dies at 77

About December 1, 1974

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 9 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas
  • UK #1 Song: You're The First The Last My Everything - Barry White