On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1974

Historical Events

  • Greek monarchy rejected by referendum
  • Irish Republican Socialist Party forms
  • Soyuz 16 returns to Earth

Famous Birthdays

  • Cristian Castro, Mexican singer, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Nick Zinner, American guitarist (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), born in Massachusetts
  • Paul Staight, Australian badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Victoria, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Hugues PanassiĆ©, French jazz critic, record producer, and impresario (Hot Club de France), dies at 62
1974 Highlights

About December 8, 1974

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 11 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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