On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1974

Historical Events

  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh, Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Frida Hallgren, Swedish actress

Famous Deaths

  • Helen Hicks, American golfer (Western Open 1937, Titleholders Championship 1940), dies of throat cancer at 63
  • Kostas Varnalis, Greek poet, dies at 90
1974 Highlights

About December 16, 1974

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Sagittarius