What Happened on December 19, 1974

Historical Events

Film Premiere

"The Man with the Golden Gun", 9th James Bond film, starring Roger Moore, Britt Ekland and Christopher Lee, premieres in London

  • Dave Kryskow scores Washington Capitals 1st NHL shorthanded goal

Historic Event

Nelson Rockefeller is sworn in as Vice President of the United States

Famous Birthdays

  • Bryant Westbrook, cornerback (Detroit Lions)
  • Jake Plummer, American NFL quarterback, 1997-2006 (Arizona Cardinals, Denver Broncos), born in Boise, Idaho
  • Mikko "Mige" Paananen, Finnish rock bassist (HIM), born in Helsinki, Finland.
  • Ricky Ponting, Australian cricket batsman, captain, coach and broadcaster (168 Tests, 13,378 runs @ 51.85; 41 x 100s), born in Launceston, Tasmania
1974 Highlights

About December 19, 1974

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 1 month and 17 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