What Happened on December 17, 1975

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 1st time NY Islanders shut-out NY Rangers, 3-0-Billy Smith's 5th
  • John Paul Stevens appointed to Supreme Court
  • Lynette Fromme sentenced to life for attempt on US President Ford's life

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Milla Jovovich, Kiev Ukraine, actress (Return to Blue Lagoon, Chaplin)

  • Napiera Danielle Groves, Miss USA-Wash DC (1997, Miss Congeniality)
  • Nick Dinsmore (Eugene), American professional wrestler
  • Nick Farrell, East York Ontario, boxer (Olympics-96)

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Sully, actor (Parachute Nurse, Inside the Law), dies at 67
  • Noble Sissle, jazz musician, dies at 86
  • [Theodore Roosevelt] Hound Dog Taylor, American Chicago blues guitarist and singer, dies of lung cancer at 60