On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1975

Historical Events

  • Il-62 crashes south of Damascus, Syria, killing 126
  • Viking 1 launched to orbit around Mars, soft landing

Famous Birthdays

  • Marcus Mastin, American author, born in Carthage, New York
  • Marianne Garvey, American reporter
1975 Highlights

About August 20, 1975

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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