December 1975 calendar

December 1975

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 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.

But much more happened on December 1975: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1975?


  • 01 Dec 1975 US President Gerald Ford visits People's Republic of China.
  • 02 Dec 1975 Laos King Sisavang Vatthana resigns, Republic forms
  • 03 Dec 1975 The wreck of the ''HMHS Britannic'' is found in the Kea Channel by Jacques Cousteau.
  • 04 Dec 1975 Suriname joins the United Nations.
  • 05 Dec 1975 Me & Bessie closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 453 performances
  • 06 Dec 1975 Sen Robert Dole and Elizabeth Hanford marry
  • 07 Dec 1975 Archbishop Makarios returns Cyprus
  • 08 Dec 1975 Raisin closes at 46th St. Theater NYC after 847 performances
  • 09 Dec 1975 US President Gerald Ford signs US$2.3 billion loan-authorization for New York City.
  • 10 Dec 1975 Terry Funk beats Jack Brisco in Miami Beach, Florida, to become NWA champion.
  • 11 Dec 1975 1st class postage rises from 10 cents to 13 cents
  • 12 Dec 1975 Gas stove explodes and starts fire killing 138 (Mecca, Saudi Arabia).
  • 13 Dec 1975 1st time Saturday Night Live uses a time delay (Richard Pryor hosts)
  • 14 Dec 1975 Treemonisha closes at Uris Theater NYC after 64 performances
  • 16 Dec 1975 1st broadcast of One Day at a Time on CBS TV
  • 17 Dec 1975 John Paul Stevens appointed to Supreme Court
  • 19 Dec 1975 Ron Wood joins music group The Rolling Stones.
  • 20 Dec 1975 Pope Paul VI namea J Willebrands archbishop of Utrecht.
  • 21 Dec 1975 Hello, Dolly closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 51 performances
  • 23 Dec 1975 Peter Seitz makes Andy Messersmith and Dave McNally free agents
  • 24 Dec 1975 Bernard Herrmann, American film composer (Born 1911)
  • 25 Dec 1975 Iron Maiden is formed by Steve Harris.
  • 26 Dec 1975 The Tupolev Tu-144 goes into service in Soviet Union.
  • 27 Dec 1975 Explosion at Chasnala Colliery collapses, drowning 350 (Dhanbad, India).
  • 28 Dec 1975 1st broadcast of radio Hilversum IV (classic music)
  • 29 Dec 1975 Eleven killed, 75 hurt by terrorist bomb at LaGuardia Airport in New York City, New York.
  • 30 Dec 1975 Boccaccio closes at Edison Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 31 Dec 1975 42nd Sugar Bowl: Alabama 13 beats Pennsylvania State 6.
  • 02 Dec 1975 Laotian Civil War: The Pathet Lao seizes the Laotian capital of Vientiane, forces the abdication of King Sisavang Vatthana, and proclaims the Lao People's Democratic Republic.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in December 1975?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Fly, Robin, Fly
  2. - That's The Way (I Like It)
  3. - Let's Do It Again
  4. - Saturday Night
  5. - Sky High

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Bohemian Rhapsody
  2. - You Sexy Thing
  3. - The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine
  4. - Money Honey
  5. - I Believe In Father Christmas


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in December 1975?

Winning Through Intimidation by Robert J. Ringer

Winning Through Intimidation


If you have ever been left behind, you will appreciate the rewards you can reap when you take initiative in all areas of your life.

Humboldt'S Gift by Saul Bellow

Humboldt'S Gift


"I consider it a work of genius, I believe it The Work of a Genius. I find it brilliant, magnificent, etc.

Nightwork by Irwin Shaw



Douglas Grimes is a penniless ex pilot and is looking for a way to live again. Opportunity is offered by New York City's dead body.

In The Beginning by Chaim Potok

In The Beginning


David Lurie discovers that beginnings can be hard. He must defend his place in the Bronx against the bullies and protect his fragile health.

The Age Of Napoleon by Will and Ariel Durant

The Age Of Napoleon


The Age of Napoleon examines the remarkable chain of events that pushed Europe out of the Enlightenment into the age of democracy.