Events in Sport in December 1974

  • Dec 1 Jacqueline Hansen runs female world record marathon (2:43:54.5)
  • Dec 2 Cowhide, rather than just horsehide, can be used to make baseballs
  • Dec 5 1st Wash Cap penalty shot, Tom Williams unsuccessful vs Buff Sabres
  • Dec 5 NFL's Seattle Seahawks forms
  • Dec 5 Tom Williams is unsuccessful on Wash Capitals 1st NHL penalty shot
  • Dec 5 Birmingham Americans defeat the Florida Blazers 22-21 in the WFL's World Bowl
  • Dec 8 Sandra Post wins LPGA Colgate Far East Golf Open
  • Dec 14 Viv Richards scores 1st Test Cricket ton 192 v India 20 fours 6 sixes
  • Dec 19 Dave Kryskow scores Washington Capitals 1st NHL shorthanded goal

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Dec 22 Phil Esposito, Boston, became 6th NHLer to score 500 goals

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  • Dec 24 Cardinals' Lou Brock is named Sportsman of the Year
  • Dec 26 Washington Capitals 1st NHL sellout
  • Dec 27 40th Heisman Trophy Award: Archie Griffin, Ohio State (RB)
  • Dec 28 4th Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma State beats #17 BYU, 16-6
  • Dec 29 AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Oakland Raiders 24-13
  • Dec 29 NFC Championship Game: Minnesota Vikings beat Los Angeles Rams 14-10
  • Dec 31 NY Yankees sign Jim "Catfish" Hunter for 5 yrs for a record $3.75 million
  • Dec 31 41st Sugar Bowl: #8 Nebraska beats #18 Florida, 13-10