What Happened on August 27, 1975

Historical Events

  • 1st night match at US Tennis Open (Parun defeats Smith)
  • Veronica & Colin Scargill (England) complete tandem bicycle ride, a record 18,020 miles around the world

Famous Birthdays

  • Jonny Moseley, American skier
  • Mark Rudan, Australian footballer
Born in 1975

Famous Deaths

  • Bob Scholl, American doo-wop vocalist (Mello-Kings - "Tonite, Tonite"), dies in a boating accident at 41

Haile Selassie (1892-1975)

Emperor of Ethiopia (1930-74), dies of suspected assassination by strangulation at 83

About August 27, 1975

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 48 years and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Get Down Tonight - KC And The Sunshine Band
  • UK #1 Song: Can't Give You Anything (But My Love) - The Stylistics