On This Day

What Happened on December 13, 1974

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Jim "Catfish" Hunter wins free agent claim against A's owner Finley
  • Malta becomes a republic

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Lewis, CFL safety (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Nicholas McCarthy, German-English guitarist (Franz Ferdinand), born in Blackpool, England
  • Sara Cox, English TV and radio presenter (The Radio 1 Breakfast Show), born in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England

Famous Deaths

  • John G. Bennett, British scientist and author, dies at 77
  • Rufus "Rufe" Davis, American actor (Cocoanut Grove, Trail Blazers, Gangs of Sonora), dies at 66
  • Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoglu, Turkish writer and translator, dies at 85