On This Day

What Happened on December 10, 1974

Historical Events

  • European Economic Community calls for a European Parliament
  • Helios 1 launched by US and Germany; later makes closest flyby of the Sun

Nobel Prize

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Irishman Seán MacBride for his human rights work and Japanese PM Eisaku Sato for signing Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

Famous Birthdays

  • Meg White, American drummer (The White Stripes), born in Grosse Point Farms, Michigan

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Richards, American actor (Dr Thompson-Breaking Point), dies of cancer at 50
1974 Highlights

About December 10, 1974

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 11 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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