What Happened on December 7, 1975

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

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

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