On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 1974

Historical Events

  • Dow Jones index hits 570.01
  • Jack Brisco beats Giant Baba in Tokyo, to become NWA wrestling champ
  • Johnson Grigsby freed after 66 years in jail in Indiana

Famous Birthdays

  • Canibus [Germaine Williams], American rapper, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Wendy Dillinger, American female soccer player and coach, born in St. Charles County, Missouri

Famous Deaths

  • George Carew, cricketer (4 Tests for WI between 1935 & 1949), dies
  • Jorge Croner de Vasconcelos, Portuguese composer, dies at 64
1974 Highlights

About December 9, 1974

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 10 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Sagittarius