Monday 29 December 1975
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Kalin Olson and Jaret Wright.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Saturday Night by Bay City Rollers.
In UK Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen was in the top 5 hits.
Barry Lyndon, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975
while Curtain by Agatha Christie was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Extra Drei.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Jet Fighter or Pursuit.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 29 December 1975 ?
- The fourth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- R.C. Saints - Thomas Becket (optional memorial)
- Kalin Olson: Hot Springs, Arkansas -- Playmate (August 1997).
- Jaret Wright: American baseball player: pitcher, Indians.
- Shawn Hatosy: American actor.
- 11 killed, 75 hurt by terrorist bomb at LaGuardia Airport in New York City
- Eleven killed, 75 hurt by terrorist bomb at LaGuardia Airport in New York City, New York.
- A bomb explodes at La Guardia Airport in New York City, killing 11 people and injuring 74.
- The government of Colombia announces the finding of Ciudad Perdida.
- The Spanish army quits Spanish (Western) Sahara, the last remnant of Spain's Empire. The Sahrawi Republic (RASD) is created. Morocco invades ex-Spanish Western Sahara.
- The term fractal is first used.
- Lyme disease first recognised at Lyme, Connecticut.
- Victoria (Australia) abolishes capital punishment.
- South Australia becomes the first Australian state to decriminalize homosexual acts between consenting adults.
- Some members of Jehovah's Witnesses, based on the group's chronology,''The Watchtower'', 15 August 1968, p.494–501 ''Awake!'', 22 May 1969, p.15 ''The Watchtower'', 15 March 1980, p.17, para.5–6 believed that Armageddon would occur in 1975 and a few of them sold their houses and businesses to prepare for the new world paradise which they believed would be created when Jesus establishes God's Kingdom on Earth.
- Peter Gabriel departs Genesis, and is replaced on lead vocals by drummer Phil Collins.
- The first Monster Truck Bigfoot was created by Bob Chandler
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1975 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bay City Rollers - Saturday Night
- Barry Manilow - I Write The Songs
- Diana Ross - Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)
- Ohio Players - Love Rollercoaster
- The Staple Singers - Let's Do It Again
- C. W. McCall - Convoy
- Sweet - Fox On The Run
- K.C and the Sunshine Band - That's The Way (I Like It)
- The O'Jays - I Love Music (Part 1)
- Silver Convention - Fly, Robin, Fly
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