On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1975

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh, Cambodia (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

Famous Deaths

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