What Happened on December 14, 1975

Historical Events

  • 6 So Moluccan terrorists surrender, holding 23 hostages for 12 days

Musical Finale

Scott Joplin's opera "Treemonisha" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 64 performances

  • WCPR (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins broadcasting on 1620 AM
1975 History

Famous Birthdays

  • James Cotton, American NBA guard (Seattle Supersonics), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Justin Furstenfeld, American rock singer (Blue October)
  • KaDee Strickland, American actress (Private Practice, The Grudge), born in Patterson, Georgia
  • Tamecka Dixon, American WNBA guard (LA Sparks), born in Linden, New Jersey
Born in 1975

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Treacher, British character actor (The Little Princess; Thank You, Jeeves), TV announcer/sidekick (The Merv Griffin Show, 1965-70), and fish and chips restaurant namesake, dies of cardiovascular disease at 81

About December 14, 1975

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 5 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: That's The Way (I Like It) - KC And The Sunshine Band
  • UK #1 Song: Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen