What Happened on December 28, 1975

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "The Hail Mary", with 32 seconds left in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game, Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach throws a desperate 50-yard winning touchdown pass to Drew Pearson to defeat the Minnesota Vikings, and the "Hail Mary" play is born
  • 1st broadcast of radio Hilversum IV (classic music)
  • Earthquake in Pakistan, 4,000 die
  • Gary Cosier scores 109 v West Indies at MCG on Test Cricket debut
  • Red Army beats NY Rangers 7-3 at Madison Square Garden

Famous Birthdays

  • Kesley Perrin, CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Tannis Vallely, actress (Janice Lazorotto-Head of the Class), born in NYC, New York