On This Day

What Happened on December 4, 1974

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jean-Paul Sartre visits Red Army Faction leader Andreas Baader in prison

Writer Jean-Paul Sartre
Jean-Paul Sartre
Red Army Faction Leader Andreas Baader
Red Army Faction Leader
Andreas Baader

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestAnke Huber

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

Tennis Player Anke Huber
Tennis Player
Anke Huber
  • 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? 46 years, 7 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Sagittarius