On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 1975

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Iraq completes nationalization by taking over the BP, CFP, and Shell shares of the Basrah Petroleum Company
  • Jelena Bonner receives Andrei Sacharov's Nobel Prize

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford

Famous Birthdays

  • Joshua Rudoy, actor (Harry & Hendersons)
  • Stuart McRae, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Esdras Minville, Quebec writer, economist and sociologist, dies at 79
  • William A Wellman, American director (Ox Bow Incident), dies at 79