What Happened on December 7, 1975

Historical Events

  • 10th Islander shut-out opponent-Glenn Resch 3-0 vs Sabres
  • Archbishop Makarios returns to 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

1975 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Jamie Clapham, English footballer (Ipswich Town), born in Lincoln, England
  • Nikola Wapzarow, Bulgarian poet and writer, born in Bansko, Bulgaria
Born in 1975

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 (1897-1975)

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

About December 7, 1975

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 9 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Fly, Robin, Fly - Silver Convention
  • UK #1 Song: Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen