On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 1975

Historical Events

Coup d'├ętat

-15] Pakistani military coup against Bangladeshi President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

  • Norwegian King Olav V opens Longyearbyen Airport on Spitsbergen

Music History

Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich is buried at the Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow


Famous Birthdays

  • Mike Vrabel, American NFL linebacker (Super Bowl 2001, 03, 04, New England Patriots) and coach (Tennessee Titans 2018-20), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Viaceslav Ivanovski, Israeli weightlifter, born in Novosibirsk, Russia

Famous Deaths

  • Joris Baers, Flemish bibliographer (founder Boekengids), dies at 87
1975 Highlights

About August 14, 1975

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 3 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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