On This Day

What Happened on April 4, 1975

Historical Events

  • 138 killed as a USAF plane evacuating Vietnamese orphans crashes on approach during an emergency landing at Tân Sơn Nhứt Air Base in South Vietnam
  • 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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Paul Allen and Bill Gates, the founders of Microsoft
Paul Allen and Bill Gates, the founders of Microsoft
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  • Steve Miller is arrested for burning his girlfriend's clothes

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
1975 Highlights

About April 4, 1975

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 46 years and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aries