On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1975

Historical Events

  • Bangladesh military coup under Khondakar Moustaque Ahmed

Film Release

Indian action-adventure film "Sholay" directed by Ramesh Sippy, starring Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan is released, highest-grossing Indian film ever

  • Joanne Little acquitted of murder charges
  • Miki Takeo makes the first official pilgrimage to Yasukuni Shrine by an incumbent prime minister on the anniversary of the end of World War II.

Famous Birthdays

  • Bert Berry, American football linebacker (Pro Bowl, All Pro 2004; Indianapolis Colts, Arizona Cardinals), born in Houston, Texas
  • Bertrand Berry, American football player
  • Jurgen Dirkx, soccer player (PSV)
  • Vijay Bharadwaj, Indian cricketer

Famous Deaths

  • Clay Shaw, alleged John F. Kennedy assassination conspiracist & businessman (b. 1913)

AssassinationSheikh Mujibur Rahman

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, founding father of Bangladesh, 1st and 4th President of Bangladesh (1971-72, 1975-76), assassinated in military coup by group of junior army officers at 55


1975 Highlights

About August 15, 1975

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 3 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Independence Day (India)

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