Monday December 29, 1975
US date format: 12/29/1975, UK date format: 29/12/1975
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 29, 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 Shawn Hatosy and Jaret Wright.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds by Elton John.
In UK Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen was in the top 5 hits.
Afonya, directed by Georgiy Daneliya, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975
while The Ebony Tower by John Fowles was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Wonder Woman.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Jet Fighter or Steeplechase.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 29, 1975?
- The fourth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- R.C. Saints - Thomas Becket (optional memorial)
- 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.
- See more
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 29, 1975?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Elton John - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
- Barry White - You're The First, The Last, My Everything
- Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting
- Paul McCartney - Junior's Farm
- Neil Sedaka - Laughter In The Rain
- Helen Reddy - Angie Baby
- Ringo Starr - Only You
- Stevie Wonder - Boogie On Reggae Woman
- Carpenters - Please Mr. Postman
- Barry Manilow - Mandy
Top #10 songs in the UK
- Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
- Mud - Lonely This Christmas
- Laurel & Hardy With The Avalon Boys featuring Chill Wills - The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine
- Ralph McTell - Streets Of London
- Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing
- Status Quo - Down Down
- Greg Lake - I Believe In Father Christmas
- Kenny - The Bump
- The Stylistics - Na Na Is The Saddest Word
- Wombles - Wombling Merry Christmas
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