On This Day

What Happened on December 21, 1974

Historical Events

  • Raiders RB Clarence Davis somehow catches game-winning touchdown pass among "the sea of hands" of three Dolphins defenders with 24 seconds left in the game, eliminating Miami from the playoffs, 1st time in 3 years

Famous Birthdays

  • Karrie Webb, Australian golfer (7 major titles; US Open 2000-01; 14 LPGA Tour titles), born in Ayr, Queensland
  • Raymond Austin, American defensive back (NY Jets), born in Greensboro, North Carolina

Famous Deaths

  • James Henry Govier, British artist (b. 1910)
  • Richard Long, American actor (Prof-Nanny and the Professor), dies at 47
1974 Highlights

About December 21, 1974

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 11 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Sagittarius