What Happened on August 13, 1975

Historical Events

Cricket History

Batsman Viv Richards out for 291 v England for the West Indies, at the cricket Oval, London

  • Bayardo Bar attack: Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers carry out a gun and bomb attack on a pub in Belfast frequented by Ulster Volunteer Force commanders; 4 Protestant civilians and 1 UVF member are killed

Famous Birthdays

  • James Carpinello, American actor (Rock of Ages), born in Albany, New York
  • Jason Gleasman, 220 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Joe Perry, English snooker player, born in Wisbech, England
  • Shoaib Akhtar, Pakistani cricket fast bowler (regarded as fastest bowler in history 161.3km/h; 46 Tests, 178 wickets, BB 6/11; Somerset CCC, Durham CCC, Worcestershire CCC), born in Morgah, Pakistan
Born in 1975

About August 13, 1975

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Jive Talkin' - Bee Gees
  • UK #1 Song: Can't Give You Anything (But My Love) - The Stylistics