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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

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

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

Country: United States of America

The Green Mile

The Green Mile

Directed by: Frank Darabont

Starring: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt

Country: United States of America

3 Idiots

3 Idiots

Directed by: Rajkumar Hirani

Starring: Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Mona Singh, Sharman Joshi

Country: United States of America

Swades

Swades

Directed by: Ashutosh Gowariker

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Gayatri Joshi, Kishori Ballal, Smit Sheth

The Last Laugh

The Last Laugh

Directed by: F.W. Murnau

Starring: Emil Jannings, Maly Delschaft, Max Hiller, Emilie Kurz

Country: United States of America

Books

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A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan

A Bridge Too Far

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The classic account of one of the most dramatic battles of World War II.A Bridge Too Far is Cornelius Ryan's masterly chronicle of the Battle of Arnhem, which marshalled the greatest

The Memory Book by Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas

The Memory Book

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Unleash the hidden power of your mind through Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas's simple, fail-safe memory system, and you can become more effective, more imaginative, and more powerful, at work, at

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.

Cavett by Dick Cavett and Christopher Porterfield

Cavett

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Something Happened by Joseph Heller

Something Happened

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Bob Slocum was living the American dream. He had a beautiful wife, three lovely children, a nice house...and all the mistresses he desired. He had it all -- all, that is, but happiness.