On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 1975

Historical Events


BattleCoup d'├ętat

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

Founding Father of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Founding Father of Bangladesh
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
  • Norwegian King Olav V opens Longyearbyen Airport on Spitsbergen

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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? 45 years, 3 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo