On This Day

What Happened on December 29, 1974

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Sport awardAFC Championship

AFC Championship, Oakland Coliseum: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Oakland Raiders, 24-13

NFL Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
NFL Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • Murray Schisgal's "All Over Town" premieres in NYC
  • NFC Championship, Metropolitan Stadium, Bloomington: Minnesota Vikings beat Los Angeles Rams, 14-10

Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Hodge, Australian cricketer (promising Victorian middle-order batsman), born in Sandringham, Australia
  • James Darling, American football linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Mekhi Phifer, American actor, born in Manhattan, New York City
  • Richmond "Richie" Sexson, American baseball player, born in Portland, Oregon
  • Tom Knight, American football cornerback (Arizona Cardinals), born in Summit, New Jersey