What Happened on December 2, 1974

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 Birthdays

  • Grant Wahl, American sports journalist (CBS Sports, Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports), born in Mission, Kansas (d. 2022)

Famous Deaths

  • Max Weber, Swiss Federal Councilor, dies at 77
1974 Highlights

About December 2, 1974

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 1 month and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas
  • UK #1 Song: You're The First The Last My Everything - Barry White