What Happened on November 24, 1974

Historical Events

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

Sports History

24th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty wins

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

Treaty of Interest

Gerald Ford and Leonid Brezhnev agree to a framework for the SALT-II treaty to reduce each side's number of nuclear weapons, at the Vladivostok Summit

  • 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, American television host (Slime Time Live)
  • Stephen Merchant, British comedian, writer, director, and actor (The Office; Extras; Life's Too Short), born in Hanham, Bristol, England
  • Taro Yamamoto, Japanese actor and politician, born in Takarazuka, Hyōgo, Japan
1974 Highlights

About November 24, 1974

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 2 months and 9 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