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
Born in 1974

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

About December 16, 1974

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 3 months and 10 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