On This Day

What Happened on April 21, 1975

Historical Events

Boston Marathon

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)

Historic Event

Last South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu resigns after 10 years

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? 47 years, 2 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song - B.J. Thomas
  • UK #1 Song: Bye Bye Baby - Bay City Rollers