Historical Events in December 1975

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1st US President Gerald Ford visits China PR

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • 1st Kuwait and Gulf and BP agree on terms of nationalization
  • 2nd 7 South Moluccans hijack train at Wijster, Drente (NL), 3 killed
  • 2nd G S Chappell gets ton in each inn of 1st Test Cricket as capt v WI
  • 2nd Laos king Sisavang Vatthana resigns, Lao People's Democratic Republic founded (National Day)
  • 3rd Laos falls to communist forces; Lao People's Democratic Rep proclaimed
  • 4th 6 South Molukkans occupy Indonesian consulate in The Hague, 1 dead
  • 5th "Me & Bessie" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 453 performances
  • 5th NASA launches space vehicle S-196, it failed
  • 6th 41st Heisman Trophy Award: Archie Griffin, Ohio State (RB)
  • 6th Balcombe Street Siege: for 6 days, four Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers hold two hostages at an apartment in London, England
  • 7th 10th Islander shut-out opponent-Glenn Resch 3-0 vs Sabres
  • 7th Archbishop Makarios returns Cyprus
  • 7th Indonesian army occupies East Timor

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7th Pat Bradley wins Colgate-Far East Ladies Tournament Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 8th "Raisin" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 847 performances
  • 9th Jelena Bonner receives Andrei Sacharov's Nobel Prize
  • 9th US President Gerald Ford signs $2.3 Bn loan authorization for NYC
  • 9th Iraq completes nationalization by taking over the BP, CFP, and Shell shares of the Basrah Petroleum Company

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10th Andrei Sakharov's wife Yelena Bonner, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize

Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident Andrei Sakharov
Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident
Andrei Sakharov
  • 10th Terry Funk beats Jack Brisco in Miami Beach, to become NWA champ
  • 11th US 1st class postage rises from 10 cents to 13 cents

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11th Great Yankee trade getting Willie Randolph, Dock Ellis & Ken Brett from Pirates for George "Doc" Medich

MLB Second Baseman and Manager Willie Randolph
MLB Second Baseman and Manager
Willie Randolph
  • 12th Gas stove explodes & starts fire killing 138 (Mecca Saudi Arabia)
  • 12th Sara Jane Moore pled guilty to trying to kill US President Gerald Ford

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13th 1st time "Saturday Night Live" uses a time delay (Richard Pryor hosts)

Comedian and Actor Richard Pryor
Comedian and Actor
Richard Pryor

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13th Australian Federal Election - Liberals with coalition under Malcolm Fraser win largest ever parliamentary majority

Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Fraser
Prime Minister of Australia
Malcolm Fraser
  • 13th Jane Blalock wins LPGA 14 Colgate Triple Crown Golf Tournament
  • 13th Roy Fredericks hits 169 v Aust at WACA, hundred in 71 balls
  • 13th USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 14th "Treemonisha" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 64 performances
  • 14th 6 So Moluccan terrorists surrender, holding 23 hostages for 12 days
  • 14th WCPR (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins broadcasting on 1620 AM
  • 16th 1st broadcast of "One Day at a Time" on CBS TV
  • 16th Bill Veeck buys 80% of White Sox from John Allyn
  • 17th 1st time NY Islanders shut-out NY Rangers, 3-0-Billy Smith's 5th
  • 17th John Paul Stevens appointed to Supreme Court
  • 17th Lynette Fromme sentenced to life for attempt on US President Ford's life
  • 19th John Paul Stevens becomes a US Supreme Court Justice
  • 19th Ron Wood joined the Rolling Stones
  • 19th The Red Hand Commandos, a very secretive Ulster loyalist paramilitary group in Northern Ireland, explode a no-warning car bomb in Dundalk, killing 2 civilians and wounding 20
  • 20th Joe Walsh recruited to join Eagles
  • 20th Pope Paul VI named J Willebrands archbishop of Utrecht
  • 21st "Hello, Dolly" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 51 performances
  • 21st "Very Good Eddie" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 307 performances
  • 21st 1st NY Jet to gain 1,000 yards rushing (John Riggins)
  • 21st 64th Davis Cup: Sweden beats Czechoslovakia in Stockholm (3-2)
  • 21st Madagascar adopts constitution
  • 21st Buffalo Sabres set NHL record of 40 points beating Caps 14-2 scoring 5 goals vs Washington Caps in 4:57
  • 22nd US President Gerald Ford signs the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA)
  • 23rd Congress passes Metric Conversion Act
  • 23rd Peter Seitz makes Andy Messersmith & Dave McNally free agents
  • 25th Pardis Sabeti, Iranian-American biologist and geneticist, born in Tehran, Iran
  • 26th 1st supersonic transport service (USSR-Tupolev-144)
  • 26th A crowd of 85661 attends the 1st day of the Aust-WI MCG Test Cricket
  • 26th 5th Fiesta Bowl: #7 Arizona State beats #6 Nebraska, 17-14
  • 27th Explosion at Chasnala Colliery collapses drowning 350 (Dhanbad India)
  • 28th 1st broadcast of radio Hilversum IV (classic music)
  • 28th Earthquake in Pakistan, 4,000 die
  • 28th Gary Cosier scores 109 v West Indies at MCG on Test Cricket debut
  • 28th Red Army beats NY Rangers 7-3 at Madison Square Garden
  • 28th "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
  • 29th 11 killed, 75 hurt by terrorist bomb at LaGuardia Airport in NYC
  • 30th "Boccaccio" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 30th Constitution of Democratic Republic of Madagascar comes into force
  • 31st 42nd Sugar Bowl: #3 Alabama beats #7 Penn State, 13-6