What Happened on April 19, 1975

Historical Events

  • India launches 1st satellite with help of USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Jason Gillespie, Australian cricket fast bowler (first Aboriginal male to play Test cricket for Australia; 71 Tests, 259 wickets, BB 7/39, HS 201no; South Australia CA, Yorkshire CCC, Sussex CCC), 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
Born in 1975

Famous Deaths

Percy Lavon JulianPercy Lavon Julian (1899-1975)

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? 48 years, 1 month and 13 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