On This Day

What Happened on April 13, 1975

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Sport awardUS Masters Golf

39th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Jack Nicklaus wins his 5th Masters title, 1 stroke ahead of Johnny Miller and Tom Weiskopf; Lee Elder, first African-American to compete in the tournament

  • Chad military coup by General Odingar
  • Christian Falange kills 27 Palestinians, begins Lebanese civil war

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Dyer, English footballer, born in Ilford, England
  • Lou Bega, German musician and artist, born in Munich, Germany

Famous Deaths

  • Larry Parks [Samuel Lawrence Parks], American actor (The Jolson Story, Love Is Better Than Ever), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • Larry Parks, actor (Jazz Singer), dies at 60
  • N'garta Tombalbaye, president Chad, dies