On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 1975

Historical Events

  • "Letter for Queen Victoria" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 18 performances
  • 129th Grand National: Irish combination of jockey Tommy Carberry aboard L'Escargot wins by 15 lengths from 7/2 favourite and 1973-74 winner Red Rum

Sports History

American tennis #1 Chris Evert wins her 3rd WTA Tour Championship at the Los Angeles Sports Arena; beats Martina Navratilova 6-4, 6-2

  • Soyuz 18A launch aborted short of orbit; cosmonauts return safely

Famous Birthdays

  • John Hartson, Welsh footballer
  • Juicy J [Jordan Houston], American rapper, songwriter, and record producer (Three 6 Mafia), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Nikki Dryden, 800m swimmer (Olympic 6th 1992, 96), born in Calgary, Alberta

Famous Deaths

  • Inez Courtney, American stage and screen actress (The 13th Man; Crime Ring; The Raven), dies at 77
  • Victor GM Marijnen, Dutch premier (1963-65), dies at 58
1975 Highlights

About April 5, 1975

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 2 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Lovin' You - Minnie Riperton
  • UK #1 Song: Bye Bye Baby - Bay City Rollers