On This Day

What Happened on April 21, 1975

Historical Events

  • 79th Boston Marathon: American Bill Rodgers wins men's section in race record 2:09:55; Liane Winter of West Germany women's champion in 2:42:24 (female world record)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Last South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu resigns after 10 years

President of South Vietnam Nguyen Van Thieu
President of South Vietnam
Nguyen Van Thieu

Famous Birthdays

  • Danyon Loader, New Zealand 200m and 400m swimmer (2 Olympic gold medals 1996), born in Dunedin, New Zealand

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Westrup, English composer, dies at 70
1975 Highlights

About April 21, 1975

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 11 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus