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, American actress (Return to Blue Lagoon, Chaplin), born in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union

  • Napiera Danielle Groves, Miss USA-Washington, D.C. (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