On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 1975

Historical Events

  • Iraq completes nationalization by taking over the BP, CFP, and Shell shares of the Basrah Petroleum Company

Historic Event

US President Gerald Ford signs $2.3 Bn loan authorization for NYC

  • Yelena Bonner accepts Soviet dissident Andrei Sacharov's Nobel Prize in Oslo

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeff Heath, Canadian baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1941, 43, 45; Cleveland Indians), dies from a heart attack at 60
  • Joshua Rudoy, American actor (Harry & Hendersons), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Stuart McRae, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Esdras Minville, Quebec writer, economist and sociologist, dies at 79
  • Frank Signorelli, American jazz pianist (Original Dixieland Jazz Band), dies at 74
  • William A Wellman, American director (Ox Bow Incident), dies at 79
1975 Highlights

About December 9, 1975

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 11 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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