What Happened on December 4, 1974

Historical Events

  • Dutch DC-8 charter crashes in Sri Lanka killing 191 Muslim pilgrims

Famous Birthdays

Anke HuberAnke Huber (48 years old)

German tennis player (Fed Cup 1992, Hopman Cup 1995), born in Bruchsal, Germany

  • Tadahito Iguchi, Japanese baseball second baseman and manager (first Japanese position player to win World Series 2005, Chicago White Sox; Chiba Lotte Marines), born in Tokyo, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Lee Kinsolving, actor (Explosive Generation), dies at 36
  • Sophie-Carmen "Sonia" Eckhardt-Gramatté, Russian-Canadian pianist and composer, dies at 75
1974 Highlights

About December 4, 1974

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 1 month and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas
  • UK #1 Song: You're The First The Last My Everything - Barry White