On This Day

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

Famous Deaths


Person of interestHaile Selassie

Haile Selassie [Ras Tafari Makonnen], Emperor of Ethiopia (1930-74), dies of suspected assassination by strangulation at 83

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie
Ethiopian Emperor
Haile Selassie

1975 Highlights

About August 27, 1975

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 3 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo