What Happened on November 23, 1974

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 60 Ethiopia government officials executed
  • Alexis Argüello of Nicaragua knocks out Mexican defending champion Rubén Olivares in the 13th round at the Forum in Inglewood, California, to claim the WBA world featherweight boxing title

Famous Birthdays

  • Jamie Sharper, linebacker (Baltimore Ravens), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Malik Rose, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Saku Koivu, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens, Olympic bronze 1998), born in Turku, Finland
  • Tora Suber, WNBA guard (Charlotte Sting), born in Coatesville, Pennsylvania
  • Tyrus McCloud, American football linebacker (Baltimore Ravens), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Cornelius Ryan, Irish war reporter and historian (Bridge too Far), dies at 54
  • Pall Isolfsson, Icelandic composer, dies at 81