What Happened on December 20, 1974

Historical Events

Film Release

"The Godfather Part II", directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1975)

  • Ethiopia becomes socialist one-party state

Album Release

George Harrison releases "Dark Horse", his fifth studio album in UK

1974 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Augie Ojeda, American baseball infielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Die [Daisuke Andou], Japanese heavy metal rock guitarist (Dir En Grey), born in Mie, Japan
Born in 1974

Famous Deaths

  • AndrĂ© Jolivet, French composer (Jeune France, Mana), dies at 69

About December 20, 1974

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 5 months and 12 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