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)
  • Malik Rose, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs)
  • Saku Koivu, Turku Fin, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens, Olympic bronze 1998)
  • Tora Suber, WNBA guard (Charlotte Sting)
  • Tyrus McCloud, linebacker (Baltimore Ravens)

Famous Deaths

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