Wednesday December 24, 1975, Christmas Eve

US date format: 12/24/1975, UK date format: 24/12/1975

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 24, 1975). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Natalie Ward and Thierry Baudry. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Let's Do It Again by The Staple Singers. In UK Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen was in the top 5 hits. Chhoti Si Baat, directed by Basu Chatterjee, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975 while Shogun by James Clavell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching When the Boat Comes In. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Steeplechase or Doctor Pong.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the whole 1975 or at December 24 across the years.

likes
Like this day if it is important to you!
history

Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 24, 1975?


Holidays

  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.

Events

  • Bernard Herrmann, American film composer (Born 1911)

Famous Birthday

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
Watch popular movies, TV series and live events, start your 30-day free trial

See other popular movies of the week

Chhoti Si Baat

Chhoti Si Baat

Directed by: Basu Chatterjee

Starring: Ashok Kumar, Vidya Sinha, Amol Palekar, Asrani

Breakheart Pass

Breakheart Pass

Directed by: Tom Gries

Starring: Charles Bronson, Ben Johnson, Richard Crenna, Jill Ireland

The Hindenburg

The Hindenburg

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: George C. Scott, Anne Bancroft, William Atherton, Roy Thinnes

Hustle

Hustle

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Catherine Deneuve, Ben Johnson, Paul Winfield

Friday Foster

Friday Foster

Directed by: Arthur Marks

Starring: Pam Grier, Yaphet Kotto, Godfrey Cambridge, Thalmus Rasulala

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
Watch popular movies, TV series and live events, start your 30-day free trial

When the Boat Comes In

When the Boat Comes In

Written by:

Directed by: David Reynolds

Starring: James Bolam, James Garbutt, Jean Heywood, John Nightingale

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Prince and the Pauper

The Prince and the Pauper

Directed by: Giles Foster

State of Emergency

State of Emergency

Directed by: Turner Clay

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

Directed by: Patty Jenkins

Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

Written by:

Starring: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond

Country: United States of America

Days to next December 24

If December 24, 1975 is your birthday you're 44 years, 9 months, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 27 days.
calendar

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1975?

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
Unlimited books on any devices, try your first month free

Shogun by James Clavell

Shogun

By:

A bold English adventurer. An invincible Japanese warlord. A beautiful woman torn between two ways of life, two ways of love.

Humboldt'S Gift by Saul Bellow

Humboldt'S Gift

By:

“I think it A Work of genius, I think it The Work of a Genius, I think it brilliant, splendid, etc.

The Age Of Napoleon by Will and Ariel Durant

The Age Of Napoleon

By:

The Age of Napoleon surveys the amazing chain of events that wrenched Europe out of the Enlightenment and into the age of democracy.

Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow

Ragtime

By:

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all timePublished in 1975, Ragtime changed our very concept of what a novel could be.

The Greek Treasure by Irving Stone

The Greek Treasure

By:

A fictionalized narrative of the derided by determined efforts of German traveler-archaeologist, Henry Schliemann, and his second wife, Sophia Engastromenos, to excavate the sites of Homeric Troy and ancient Mycenae

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Steeplechase

Steeplechase

Platform: Arcade

Genre: sports simulation

Doctor Pong

Doctor Pong

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports simulation

Publisher: Atari Inc.

Indy 800

Indy 800

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Pursuit

Pursuit

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Flight simulator, military, shooter

Gun Fight

Gun Fight

Platform: Arcade, Bally Astrocade, Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64, Commodore 128

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: JP Taito; EU Taito; NA Midway

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 24, 1975?

On December 24, 1975 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is December 24, 1975?

On December 24, 1975 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on December 24, 1975?

On December 24, 1975 the US President was Gerald Ford (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 24, 1975?

On December 24, 1975 the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour).

Who was the Pope on December 24, 1975?

On December 24, 1975 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 24, 1975?

On December 24, 1975 several famous people were born including, Natalie Ward, Thierry Baudry, Kirby Smart

What was the number one song in December 24, 1975?

The number one song in the week of December 24, 1975 was Let's Do It Again by The Staple Singers in US and Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen in UK

What were the top hits on December 24, 1975?

The top hits on December 24, 1975 were Let's Do It Again by The Staple Singers, Saturday Night by Bay City Rollers, That's The Way (I Like It) by K.C and the Sunshine Band in US and Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine by Laurel & Hardy With The Avalon Boys featuring Chill Wills, You Sexy Thing by Hot Chocolate in UK


Like this day if it is important to you!
likes