On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1974

Day of the Week: Sunday

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

Famous Deaths

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