On This Day

What Happened on December 7, 1975

Historical Events

  • 10th Islander shut-out opponent-Glenn Resch 3-0 vs Sabres
  • Archbishop Makarios returns Cyprus
  • Indonesian army occupies East Timor

Sports History

Romanian tennis star Ilie Năstase wins his 4th season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix title with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 rout of Björn Borg of Sweden in Stockholm


Famous Birthdays

  • Jamie Clapham, English footballer (Ipswich Town), born in Lincoln, England
  • Nikola Wapzarow, Bulgarian poet and writer, born in Bansko, Bulgaria

Famous Deaths

  • Beatrix Loughran, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1924, 1928, 1932), dies at 75
  • Hardie Albright, actress (Silver Streak, Scarlet Letter), dies at 71

Thornton Wilder

Thornton Wilder, American playwright and writer (Bridge of San Luis Rey), dies at 78


1975 Highlights

About December 7, 1975

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 11 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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