On This Day

What Happened on November 23, 1974

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 Weddings

Thabo Mbeki

South African ANC leader Thabo Mbeki (32) marries social worker Zanele Dlamini (36) in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Cornelius Ryan, Irish war reporter and historian (Bridge too Far), dies at 54
  • Páll Ísólfsson, Icelandic organist and composer, dies at 81
1974 Highlights

About November 23, 1974

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 7 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Can Help - Billy Swan
  • UK #1 Song: Gonna Make You A Star - David Essex