On This Day

What Happened on December 27, 1974

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 40th Heisman Trophy Award: Archie Griffin, Ohio State (RB)
  • Dear Abby show ends run on CBS radio after 11 years
  • FSLN seizes government hostages at a private Managua party
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Jay Pandolfo, American ice hockey player
  • Masi Oka, Japanese-American actor

Famous Deaths

  • Amy Vanderbilt, American authority on etiquette, dies of multiple fractures of the skull at 66
  • Raymond Glenn, American actor (Raisin in the Sun, Carmen Jones), dies at 76