What Happened on August 15, 1975

Historical Events

  • Bangladesh military coup under Khondakar Moustaque Ahmed


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 murdering her prison guard in North Carolina - 1st woman to successfully use defense of deadly force to resist rape
  • 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
1975 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Bertrand Berry, American NFL football linebacker, 1997-2009 (Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos, Arizona Cardinals), and radio broadcaster, born in Houston, Texas
  • Vijay Bharadwaj, Indian cricketer, born in Bangalore
Born in 1975

Famous Deaths

  • Clay Shaw, American businessman and alleged John F. Kennedy assassination conspiracist, dies of lung cancer at 61

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (1922-1975)

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

About August 15, 1975

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 1 month and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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

Holidays: Independence Day (India)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Jive Talkin' - Bee Gees
  • UK #1 Song: Can't Give You Anything (But My Love) - The Stylistics