On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1975

Famous Birthdays

  • Chynna Clugston Flores, American comic book creator (Blue Monday), born in Fresno, California
  • Tracie Thoms, American actress (Rent), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Famous Deaths

  • Ima Hogg, American society leader, Texas art patron and founder of Houston Symphony, dies at 93
  • Jim Londos, Greek-American wrestler, dies at 81
  • Mark Donohue, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500, 1972), dies from injuries suffered in a crash during a practice run in Graz, Austria at 38
1975 Highlights

About August 19, 1975

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 3 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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