Saturday 13 December 1975
It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Matt LeCroy and Sarah Brady.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Fly, Robin, Fly by Silver Convention.
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 Spannagl & Sohn.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Doctor Pong or Jet Fighter.
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- Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
- R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
- Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
- In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
- Malta - Republic Day (since 1974)
- St. Lucia's Day in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.
- Matt LeCroy: Anderson, South Carolina -- Baseball catcher (1996 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
- Sarah Brady: Miss Universe - New Zealand (1996).
- CJ Bruton: American basketball player: guard, Trail Blazers.
- Tom DeLonge: American guitarist (blink-182, Angels & Airwaves).
- Bates Battaglia: American ice hockey player.
- Kostas Kiassos: Greek footballer
- Matthew LeCroy: American baseball player and coach
- Bahar Mert: Turkish volleyball player
- 1st time Saturday Night Live uses a time delay (Richard Pryor hosts)
- Australian Conservatives and Liberals win parliamentary election.
- Jane Blalock wins LPGA 14 Colgate Triple Crown Golf Tournament.
- Roy Fredericks hits 169 versus Australia at WACA, hundred in 71 balls.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1975 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Silver Convention - Fly, Robin, Fly
- The Staple Singers - Let's Do It Again
- Jigsaw - Sky High
- K.C and the Sunshine Band - That's The Way (I Like It)
- Bay City Rollers - Saturday Night
- Ohio Players - Love Rollercoaster
- Bee Gees - Nights On Broadway
- Diana Ross - Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)
- Simon and Garfunkel - My Little Town
- Sweet - Fox On The Run
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