What Happened on August 23, 1975

Historical Events

  • British "Free" guitarist Paul Kossoff revived from dead after heart attack, dies for good in 1976
  • Classical Way wins Championship Cup at Roosevelt Raceway
  • Communists take over Laos
  • Ethiopian junta under Mengistu Haile
  • Philip Kapleau conducts 1st jukai ceremony in Poland
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1975 History

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
Born in 1975

Famous Weddings

Maggie Smith

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

Famous Deaths

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

About August 23, 1975

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 48 years and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Fallin' In Love - Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds
  • UK #1 Song: Can't Give You Anything (But My Love) - The Stylistics