On This Day

What Happened on December 22, 1974

Historical Events

  • 2nd cease-fire between IRA & British; lasts until approx April 1975
  • Iraq announces plans to increase its oil production capacity

Sports History

Phil Esposito, Boston, became 6th NHLer to score 500 goals

Historic Event

Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb home of former UK Prime Minister, Edward Heath, just before announcing Christmas ceasefire

  • Referenda in Comoros-3 islands for independence, 1 stays French

Famous Birthdays

  • Heather Donahue, American writer & actress, born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Fosco Giachetti, Italian actor (Wastrel, We the Living), dies at 74
  • Lorraine Gauguin, entertainer, dies at 50
1974 Highlights

About December 22, 1974

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 11 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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