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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 1974.
The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on December 1974: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1974?


Events

  • 01 Dec 1974 LA Skid Row slasher kills 1st of 8
  • 02 Dec 1974 Cowhide, rather than just horsehide, can be used to make baseballs
  • 04 Dec 1974 Dutch DC-8 charter crashes in Sri Lanka killing 191 Muslim pilgrims.
  • 05 Dec 1974 1st Washington Capitals penalty shot, Tom Williams unsuccessful vs. Buff Sabres
  • 06 Dec 1974 George Harrison releases Ding Dong, Ding Dong
  • 08 Dec 1974 Sandra Post wins LPGA Colgate Far East Golf Open.
  • 09 Dec 1974 Dow Jones index hits 570.01
  • 10 Dec 1974 Space probe Helios 1 launched
  • 13 Dec 1974 Malta becomes a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations
  • 16 Dec 1974 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 17 Dec 1974 WIPO becomes a specialized agency of the United Nations.
  • 18 Dec 1974 San Francisco Visitors Center at City Hall opens
  • 19 Dec 1974 Man With Golden Gun premieres in US
  • 20 Dec 1974 George Harrison releases his Dark Horse album in the UK
  • 22 Dec 1974 2nd cease-fire between IRA and British; lasts until approximately April 1975
  • 23 Dec 1974 Good News opens at St. James Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 24 Dec 1974 Cyclone Tracy devastates Darwin, Australia.
  • 25 Dec 1974 Cyclone Tracy devastates Darwin, Northern Territory Australia.
  • 26 Dec 1974 Washington Capitals 1st NHL sellout
  • 27 Dec 1974 Dear Abby show ends run on CBS radio after 11 years
  • 28 Dec 1974 6.3 earthquake strikes Pakistan: 5200 killed
  • 30 Dec 1974 Japanese soldier Teruo Nakamura surrenders on the Indonesian island of Morota, 34 years after beginning service in World War II
  • 31 Dec 1974 New York Yankees sign Jim Catfish Hunter to 5 yrs for record $3.75 million

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Movies

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The Godfather: Part II

The Godfather: Part II

Release year: 1974

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

Country: United States of America

Young Frankenstein

Young Frankenstein

Release year: 1974

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle

Country: United States of America

Conversation Piece

Conversation Piece

Release year: 1974

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Helmut Berger, Silvana Mangano, Claudia Marsani

Books

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The Rhinemann Exchange by Robert Ludlum

The Rhinemann Exchange

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Autumn 1943. American agent David Spaulding is among the global espionage elite who have converged on Buenos Aires. His top-secret mission can bring World War II to an explosive end.

The Dogs Of War by Frederick Forsyth

The Dogs Of War

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"Knocking off a bank or an armored truck is merely crude. Knocking off an entire republic has, I feel, a certain style." So says mining magnate Sir James Manson, a shadowy titan of London's financial district, who is scheming a …

Strictly Speaking by Edwin Newman

Strictly Speaking

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. 1974, 205pp

The Bermuda Triangle by Charles Berlitz

The Bermuda Triangle

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Bermuda Triangle

The Ebony Tower by John Fowles

The Ebony Tower

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The Ebony Tower, comprising a novella, three stories, and a translation of a medieval French tale, echoes themes from John Fowles's internationally celebrated novels as it probes the fitful relations between love and hate, pleasure and pain, fantasy and reality.