On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1975

Historical Events

  • Bangladesh military coup under Khondakar Moustaque Ahmed

Film release premierFilm 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, linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 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)

MurderSheikh 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

Founding Father of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Founding Father of Bangladesh
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

1975 Highlights

About August 15, 1975

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo