On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1974

Historical Events

  • 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

Television Finale

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

  • NFL's Seattle Seahawks forms
  • Oliver Tilden Triangle in the Bronx named

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlie Batch, American NFL quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Homestead, Pennsylvania

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
1974 Highlights

About December 5, 1974

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 47 years and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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