On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1975

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Classical Way wins Championship Cup at Roosevelt Raceway
  • Communists take over Laos
  • Ethiopian junta under Mengistu Haile
  • Free guitarist Paul Kossoff revived from dead after heart attack
  • Philip Kapleau conducts 1st jukai ceremony in Poland
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Eliza Carthy, English singer and fiddler, born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  • Joe Andruzzi, NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Actress Maggie Smith (40) weds playwright Beverley Cross (44) at the Guildford Register Office in Surrey, England

Actress Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith

Famous Deaths

  • Hank Patterson, American actor (Gunsmoke, Fred Ziffel-Green Acres), dies at 87