On This Day

What Happened on December 15, 1974

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • A's Catfish Hunter is ruled a free agent (later signs with Yankees)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Guillermo Vilas of Argentina beats defending champion lie Năstase 7–6, 6–2, 3–6, 3–6, 6–4 to win his first and only season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis final in Melbourne, Australia

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeffrey van der Stone, soccer player (RKC)

Famous Deaths

  • Anatole Litvak, Russian-born American film director, writer and producer (Mayerling, Anastasia, The Snake Pit), dies at 72
  • Erich Walter Sternberg, composer, dies at 83