On This Day

What Happened on April 19, 1975

Historical Events

  • India launches 1st satellite with help of USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Jason Gillespie, Australian cricketer (fast bowler, Australia 1996), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jussi Jääskeläinen, Finnish footballer (Finland national team) and coach, born in Mikkeli, Finland
  • Temoc Suarez, American soccer forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in Greenwood, South Carolina

Famous Deaths

Percy Lavon Julian

Percy Lavon Julian, African American chemist who received 130 patents, pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants, dies at 76

1975 Highlights

About April 19, 1975

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 7 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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