What Happened on December 15, 1974

Historical Events

Sports History

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Cory Branan, American singer-songwriter (The No-Hit Wonder; Adios), born in Memphis, Tennessee
Born in 1974

Famous Deaths

  • Anatole Litvak, Russian-born American film director, writer and producer (Mayerling, Anastasia, The Snake Pit), dies at 72
  • Erich Walter Sternberg, German-Israeli composer (co-founder of Israel Philharmonic Orchestra), dies at 83
1974 Highlights

About December 15, 1974

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 9 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Cat's In The Cradle - Harry Chapin
  • UK #1 Song: Lonely This Christmas - Mud