Historical Events for December 1975

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Events 1 - 66 of 66

1st - US President Gerald Ford visits China PR
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
LPGA Golfer Pat BradleyLPGA Golfer Pat Bradley 7th - Pat Bradley wins Colgate-Far East Ladies Tournament Golf Tournament
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
10th - Andrei Sakharov's wife Yelena Bonner, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize
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
11th - Great Yankee trade getting Willie Randolph, Dock Ellis & Ken Brett from Pirates for George "Doc" Medich
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
Comedian and Actor Richard PryorComedian and Actor Richard Pryor 13th - 1st time "Saturday Night Live" uses a time delay (Richard Pryor hosts)
13th - Australian Federal Election - Liberals with coalition under Malcolm Fraser win largest ever parliamentary majority
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
Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm FraserPrime Minister of Australia Malcolm Fraser 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
38th US President Gerald Ford38th US President Gerald Ford 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

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