What Happened on April 17, 1975

Historical Events

  • The Khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh, Cambodia marking the end of the Cambodian Civil war (Kampuchea National Day)

Famous Birthdays

  • Gabriel Soto, Mexican actor and model, born in Mexico City
  • Trifun Živanović, American-Serbian figure skater (1995 Pac Coast Jr champ), born in Santa Monica, California
Born in 1975

Famous Deaths

  • Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Indian philosopher and leader, Second President of India (1962-67), dies at 86
1975 Highlights

About April 17, 1975

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Philadelphia Freedom - The Elton John Band
  • UK #1 Song: Bye Bye Baby - Bay City Rollers