What Happened on April 4, 1975

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 130 killed as USAF plane evacuating Vietnamese orphans crashes
  • British sitcom "The Good Life" starring Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal, Paul Eddington and Penelope Keith debuts on BBC One

Historic InventionFounding of Microsoft

Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800
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  • Steve Miller is arrested for burning his girlfriend's clothes
  • USAF transport carrying orphans from Saigon crashes killing 155

Famous Birthdays

  • Delphine Arnault, French businesswoman (Louis Vuitton), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
  • Kisha Ford, American WNBA guard and forward (NY Liberty), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Pamela Ribon, American screenwriter and author, born in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Thobias Fredriksson, Swedish cross-country skier, born in Dals Rostock, Sweden