On This Day

What Happened on December 19, 1974

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Premier

"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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Businessman and US Vice President Nelson Rockefeller
Businessman and US Vice President
Nelson Rockefeller

Famous Birthdays

  • Bryant Westbrook, cornerback (Detroit Lions)
  • Jake Plummer, quarterback (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 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? 46 years, 7 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Sagittarius