On This Day

What Happened on November 24, 1974

Historical Events

  • 2 truck hijackers freed (3/3/1974)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

24th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty wins

Auto Racer Richard Petty
Auto Racer
Richard Petty
  • CFL Grey Cup, Empire Stadium, Vancouver: Montreal Alouettes defeat Edmonton Eskimos, 20-7 on a slick, wet field

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Gerald Ford and Leonid Brezhnev sign the SALT-2 treaty to reduce each side's number of nuclear weapons

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • Most complete early human skeleton (Lucy, Australopithecus) discovered by Donald Johanson, Maurice Taieb, Yves Coppens and Tim White in the Middle Awash of Ethiopia's Afar Depression [1] [2]

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Aizer, US television host
  • Stephen Merchant, British comedian
  • Taro Yamamoto, Japanese actor
1974 Highlights

About November 24, 1974

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 7 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Sagittarius