What Happened on January 1, 1975

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 41st Orange Bowl: #9 Notre Dame beats #2 Alabama, 13-11
  • 61st Rose Bowl: #5 Southern California beats #3 Ohio State, 18-17

Sport awardTennis Open

63rd Men's Australian Open: John Newcombe beats Jimmy Connors (7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6)

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors

Sport awardTennis Open

63rd Women's Australian Open: Evonne Goolagong Cawley beats Martina Navratilova (6-3, 6-2)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Mitchell & Mardian convicted of Watergate crimes
  • International Women's Year begins
  • Sweden adopts constitution
  • U.S. Federal oil depletion allowance eliminated for large producers

Famous Birthdays

  • Becky Kellar, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Oly-98)
  • Chris Anstey, NBA center (Dallas Mavericks)
  • Eiichiro Oda, Japanese Manga artist
  • Joe Cannon, American soccer player
  • Sonali Bendre, Indian model and actress

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Pierson, actor/director (Hat Check Girl), dies at 73