On This Day

What Happened on December 13, 1974

Historical Events

  • 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
1974 Highlights

About December 13, 1974

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 11 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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