On This Day

What Happened on August 13, 1975

Historical Events

  • 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
1975 Highlights

About August 13, 1975

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 1 month and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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