What Happened on December 8, 1975

Historical Events

  • "Raisin" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 847 performances
  • Radio station 4ZZZ begins transmitting in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia at 105.7 FM; frequency changes to 102.1 FM in 1978

Famous Birthdays

  • Kevin Harvick, American auto racer (NASCAR Cup Series Champion 2014), born in Bakersfield, California
Born in 1975

Famous Deaths

  • Gary Thain, New Zealand bassist (Uriah Heep, 1972-75), dies of respiratory failure due to a heroin overdose, at 27

About December 8, 1975

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 5 months and 29 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