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


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
1974 Highlights

About December 4, 1974

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 8 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Sagittarius