What Happened on August 15, 1975

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Bangladesh military coup under Khondakar Moustaque Ahmed
  • Joanne Little acquitted of murder charges
  • Miki Takeo makes the first official pilgrimage to Yasukuni Shrine by an incumbent prime minister on the anniversary of the end of World War II.

Famous Birthdays

  • Bert Berry, linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Bertrand Berry, American football player
  • Jurgen Dirkx, soccer player (PSV)
  • Vijay Bharadwaj, Indian cricketer

Famous Deaths

  • Clay Shaw, alleged John F. Kennedy assassination conspiracist & businessman (b. 1913)
  • Mujibur Rahiman, Pakistani sheik, killed in a military coup at 53