On This Day

What Happened on April 13, 1975

Historical Events

US 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 mambo musician (Mambo No. 5), 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
  • N'garta Tombalbaye, Chadian politician (President, 1962–1975), dies at 56
1975 Highlights

About April 13, 1975

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 7 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aries