On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1974

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1st Wash Cap penalty shot, Tom Williams unsuccessful vs Buff Sabres
  • 1st World Football League Bowl, Birmingham Americans beat Florida
  • Airport terminal roof in Tehran collapses killing 17
  • Birmingham Americans defeat the Florida Blazers 22-21 in the WFL's World Bowl

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Final episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus airs on BBC TV

Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin
Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese
  • NFL's Seattle Seahawks forms
  • Oliver Tilden Triangle in the Bronx named
  • Tom Williams is unsuccessful on Wash Capitals 1st NHL penalty shot

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlie Batch, National Football League quarterback

Famous Deaths

  • Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1909-11, 19), dies at 87
  • Henry Wadsworth, American actor (The Thin Man, Applause, Fast & Loose), dies at 77
  • Pietro Germi, Italian actor, writer and director (Divorce Italian Style, The Facts of Murder), dies from hepatitis at 60