On This Day

What Happened on December 25, 1974

Historical Events

  • Cyclone Tracy virtually destroys Darwin, Australia
  • Marshall Fields drives a vehicle through the gates of the White House, resulting in a four-hour standoff.

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Naeole, American football coach (New Orleans Saints), born in Kailua, Hawaii
  • Nagma [Nandita Arvind Morarji], Indian actress, born in Mumbai

Famous Deaths

  • Harry Ray, American film make-up artist, costume designer and actor (Avanti!), dies at 65
1974 Highlights

About December 25, 1974

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 11 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Christmas (India), Christmas Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States)

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