What Happened in September 1975

Historical Events

  • 1st All political parties forbidden in Bangladesh
  • 1st Gunsmoke goes off the air

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1st Jerry Lewis' 10th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • 1st KOL-AM in Seattle Wash changes call letters to KMPS
  • 1st NY Met Tom Seaver is 1st to strike out 200 in 8 consecutive seasons
  • 1st NYC transit fare rises from 35 cents to 50 cents
  • 1st 5 Protestant civilians are killed and 7 were wounded in a Provisional Irish Republican Army gun attack on Tullyvallen Orange Hall near Newtownhamilton, County Armagh
  • 1st US stripper well oil prices decontrolled
  • 3rd Chartered Boeing 707 crashes in Atlas Mts of Morocco, 188 die
  • 3rd Steve Garvey begins his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak
  • 4th The Sinai Interim Agreement relating to the Arab-Israeli conflict is signed.

MurderAssassination Attempt

5th First Assassination attempt on US President Gerald Ford by Lynette Fromme in Sacramento

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • 5th Portugal premier Goncalvez resigns
  • 5th Wings release "Letting Go"
  • 6th 6.8 quake along Anatolian Fault kills over 2,000 in Lice, Turkey
  • 6th Tawny Elaine Godin (NY), 18, crowned 48th Miss America 1976

Event of interestEvent of Interest

6th Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova asks for US political asylum in New York City during the US Open

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 6th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Sport awardTennis Open

6th 95th Women's U.S. Open: Chris Evert beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley (5-7, 6-4, 6-2)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 7th Carol Mann wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • 7th Cincinnati Reds, win earliest NL division title
  • 7th Last day of 1st-class cricket for Pakistani cricketer Hanif Mohammad

Sport awardTennis Open

7th 95th Men's U.S. Open: Manuel Orantes beats #1 seed Jimmy Connors (6-4, 6-3, 6-4)

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • 8th Boston begins court-ordered bussing of public schools
  • 8th Guinee-Bissau declares independence from Portugal
  • 9th Viking 2 Mars probe launches

Event of interestEvent of Interest

10th Darryl Sittler is named captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs

NHL Legend Darryl Sittler
NHL Legend
Darryl Sittler
  • 10th Rock band KISS release their 1st live album "Alive"
  • 13th -27] Hurricane Eloise, kills 71 in Caribbean & US
  • 14th Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Southgate Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

14th Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton canonized as 1st US-born saint by Pope Paul VI

1st American-born Saint Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton
1st American-born Saint
Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton
  • 14th Rembrandts "Nightwatch" slashed & damaged in Amsterdam
  • 14th Robin Yount breaks Mel Ott's record, playing in 242 games as a teen
  • 15th Mike Vail extends hitting streak ton rookie-record 23 straight game
  • 15th The French département of Corse (the entire island of Corsica) is divided into two: Haute-Corse and Corse-du-Sud.
  • 15th 1st College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 17-3 in Foxborough
  • 16th Papua New Guinea gains independence from Australia (National Day)
  • 16th Pirates beat Cubs 22-0, Rennie Stennett is 3rd to go 7 for 7
  • 16th Rennie Stennett is 2nd to hit 7-for-7 in a 9-inning game
  • 16th The first prototype of the MiG-31 interceptor makes its maiden flight.
  • 17th Rollout of 1st space shuttle orbiter Enterprise (OV-101)
  • 18th Heiress-turned-bank robber Patricia Campbell Hearst captured by FBI in SF
  • 19th Indonesia sends troops to Portuguese East Timor
  • 20th 21st Ryder Cup: US, 21-11 at Laurel Valley Golf Club (Ligonier, Pennsylvania, US)

Music release#1 in the Charts

20th David Bowie's "Fame," single goes #1 for 2 weeks

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
David Bowie
  • 20th Gary Sentman draws a record 176 lb longbow to a maximum 28½" draw
  • 21st Jo Ann Washam wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic
  • 22nd World Football League folds
  • 22nd Second assassination attempt on US President Gerald Ford by Sara Jane Moore fails in San Francisco
  • 24th OPEC announces a 15% increase in government per barrel revenues
  • 25th Jackie Wilson suffers heart attack & lapse into a 9 yr terminal coma
  • 26th Phillies & NY Mets play a doubleheader that ends at 3:15 AM
  • 27th Government De Uyl recalls Dutch ambassador from Spain
  • 28th 5th NYC Women's Marathon won by Kim Merritt in 2:46:14
  • 28th 6th NYC Marathon won by Tom Fleming in 2:19:27
  • 28th Bill authorizes admission of women to military academies
  • 28th Oakland A's Vida Blue, Glenn Abbott, Paul Linblad & Rollie Fingers, no-hits California Angels 5-0
  • 28th The Spaghetti House siege, in which nine people were taken as hostages, takes place in London.
  • 29th "Three For Money" debuts on NBC-TV
  • 29th Jackie Wilson, slips into an irreversible coma; he dies in 1984
  • 29th USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 29th WGPR-TV Detroit, 1st Black-owned station in US, began broadcasting
  • 29th Sharon Dahlonega Raiford Bush becomes American television's first African-American weathercaster.
  • 30th 5 drown in flash flood of sewer & water tunnel (Niagara Falls NY)
  • 30th The Hughes (later McDonnell-Douglas, now Boeing) AH-64 Apache makes its first flight.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1st Scott Speedman, English-born actor
  • 1st Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Puerto Rican guitarist
  • 1st Cuttino Mobley, American basketball player
  • 3rd Ava Lovell, Miss Universe-Belize (1996)
  • 3rd Christobal Huet, hockey goalie (Team France 1998)
  • 4th Nikolaos Lyberopoulos, Greek footballer
  • 5th Rod Barajas, American baseball player
  • 5th George Boateng, Dutch footballer
  • 5th Matt Geyer, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 5th Jamie Spaniolo, American horrorcore rapper
  • 6th Derrek Lee, American baseball player
  • 7th Norifumi Abe, Japanese motorcycle road racer (d. 2007)
  • 7th Harold Wallace, Costa Rican footballer
  • 8th Elena Likhovtseva, Alma-Ata Kazakhstan, tennis star
  • 8th John Thomas, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
  • 8th Richard Hughes, English musician (Keane)
  • 8th Larenz Tate, American Actor
  • 8th Lee Eul-Yong, South Korean footballer
  • 9th Michael Bublé, Canadian singer and actor
  • 10th Temple Taggart, Miss USA-Utah (1997, top 6)
  • 10th Jonathan Hoenig, American investment advisor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

10th Dan O'Toole, Canadian sports anchor (TSN, Fox Sports 1), born in Peterborough, Ontario

Sports Anchor Dan O'Toole
Sports Anchor
Dan O'Toole
  • 11th Juliette Spier, Miss North Dakota USA (1996)
  • 11th Tiffany Parks, Miss Arkansas USA (1996)
  • 11th Juan Cobián, former Argentine footballer
  • 11th Mark Klepaski, American musician
  • 12th Tom Carroll, actor (J T Adams-Swan's Crossing)
  • 13th Patricia Spehar, Miss France Universe (1997)
  • 13th Sean McClain, fencer-foil (Olympics-96), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 13th Joe Don Rooney, American musician (Rascal Flatts)
  • 13th Akihiro Asai, Japanese racing driver
  • 15th Tom Dolan, US, 400m freestyle/200m/400m medley swimmer (Oly-gold-96)
  • 15th Tsutsumi Otomo, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • 16th Kip Harkrider, Carthage TX, baseball infielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 17th Jimmie Johnson, American race car driver
  • 17th Austin St. John, American actor
  • 17th Constantine Maroulis, American singer
  • 18th Kanstantsin Lukashyk, Belarusian pistol shooter
  • 18th Jason Sudeikis, American actor and comedian
  • 18th "Habacuc" Guillermo Vargas, Costa Rican artist
  • 20th Asia Argento, Italian actress
  • 20th Juan Pablo Montoya, Colombian race car driver
  • 21st Doug Davis, American baseball player
  • 22nd Ethan Moreau, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 22nd Svilen Noev, Bulgarian singer-songwriter
  • 23rd Vitaliy Yeremeyev, hockey goalie (Team Kazkhstan 1998)
  • 23rd Jaime Bergman, American model and actress
  • 23rd Layzie Bone, American rapper (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)
  • 23rd Chris Hawkins, British radio personality
  • 24th Kyle Turley, former National Football League offensive lineman
  • 25th Declan Donnelly, English television presenter (Ant and Dec)
  • 25th Matt Hasselbeck, American football player
  • 25th Daniel Hyde, British actor
  • 26th Emma Härdelin, Swedish singer (Garmarna and Triakel)
  • 26th Jake Paltrow, American film director, brother of Gwyneth Paltrow
  • 27th Ed Gray, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
  • 27th Tajama Abraham, WNBA center (Sacramento Monarchs)
  • 28th Karan Ashley Jackson, Odessa Tx, actress (Aisha-Mighty Power Rangers)
  • 28th Mandy Barnett, country singer (Maybe, Rainy Days)
  • 28th Lenny Krayzelburg, American swimmer
  • 29th Heather Pease, Monterey California, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 29th Albert Celades, Spanish football player
  • 30th Marion Cotillard, French actress
  • 30th Carlos Guillén, Venezuelan baseball player

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

1st Broadcasting pioneer Roone Arledge (44) weds Ann Fowler

Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports Roone Arledge
Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports
Roone Arledge

HeartWedding of Interest

13th Novelist Danielle Steel (28) weds Danny Zugelder in the prison canteen

Novelist Danielle Steel
Danielle Steel

Famous Deaths

  • 4th Walter Tetley, cartoon voice (Sherman-Bullwinkle Show), dies at 60
  • 5th Georg Ots, Estonian singer (b. 1920)
  • 6th Rien van Nunen, Dutch actor (Spuit Elf), dies at 62
  • 8th John Mylong, actor (Robot Monster), dies at 82
  • 9th Ethel Griffies, actress (Billy Liar, Birds), dies at 97
  • 9th John McGiver, actor (Patty Duke Show, Jimmy Stewart Show), dies at 61
  • 9th Minta Durfee, actress (Keystone Comedies, Mickey), dies at 85
  • 14th Walter Herbert, German conductor and impresario (b. 1902)
  • 16th Irene Hayes, Ziegfeld girl and businesswoman (b. 1896)
  • 18th Pamela Brown, actress (Cleopatra, Beckett, Night Digger), dies at 58
  • 20th Saint-John Perse, French diplomat/poet (Nobel 1960), dies at 78
  • 22nd Franz Salmhofer, composer, dies at 75
  • 22nd Patricia Doyle, actress (Wuthering Heights), dies at 60
  • 23rd Ian Hunter, actor/writer (Rockets Galore, Ziegfield Girl), dies at 75
  • 24th Clive Morton, actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Moonraker), dies at 71
  • 24th Ian Hunter, actor (Sir Richard-Robin Hood), dies at 75
  • 24th Earle Cabell, Texas politician (b. 1906)
  • 25th Bob Considine, newscaster (Tonight! America After Dark), dies at 68
  • 27th Mark Frechette, actor (Zabriskie Point, Uomini Contro), dies at 27
  • 27th Jack Lang, Australian politician (b. 1876)
  • 28th Agnes Windeck, German actress dies at 87
  • 28th Sidney Fields, comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 77
  • 29th Casey Stengel, NY Yankee manager (1949-60), dies in Glendale at 85