On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1974

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Giant Baba beats Jack Brisco in Kagoshimi, to become NWA champ
  • MLB Rules Committee changes long time philosophy to permit the use of cowhide, rather than just horsehide in the manufacture of baseballs
  • Soyuz 16 launched into Earth orbit for 6 days

Famous Deaths

  • Max Weber, Swiss Federal Councilor, dies at 77
  • Sofie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatte, composer, dies at 72