On This Day

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Costinha, Portuguese soccer midfielder and manager (53 caps; Porto, Monaco), born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • David Ludwig, American composer
  • Salva Dut, Sudanese American activist (Water for South Sudan) and former 'Lost Boy of Sudan', born in Southwestern Sudan

Famous Deaths

  • Lajos Zilahy, Hungarian/American author (Angry Angel), dies at 83
  • Stephen Gill Spottswood, US bishop/chairman (NAACP), dies at 77
1974 Highlights

About December 1, 1974

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 47 years and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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