On This Day

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

Ragtime Composer Scott Joplin
Ragtime Composer
Scott Joplin
  • WCPR (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins broadcasting on 1620 AM

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

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Treacher, English TV announcer (Merv Griffin Show), dies at 81
1975 Highlights

About December 14, 1975

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 10 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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