What Happened on December 17, 1975

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 1st time NY Islanders shut-out NY Rangers, 3-0-Billy Smith's 5th
  • John Paul Stevens appointed to the US Supreme Court
  • Lynette Fromme sentenced to life for attempt on US President Ford's life

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestMilla Jovovich

Milla Jovovich, American actress (Return to Blue Lagoon, Chaplin), born in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union

  • Napiera Danielle Groves, Miss USA-Washington, D.C. (1997, Miss Congeniality)
  • Nick Dinsmore (Eugene), American professional wrestler
  • Nick Farrell, boxer (Olympics 1996), born in East York, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Sully, American actor (Along Came Jones, Phantom Thief, Inside the Law), dies at 67
  • Hound Dog Taylor [Theodore Roosevelt], American Chicago blues guitarist and singer, dies of lung cancer at 60
  • Noble Sissle, jazz musician, dies at 86