On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 1975

Historical Events

  • Star in Cygnus goes nova becoming 4th brightest in sky

Famous Birthdays

  • Dante Basco, Filipino-American actor, born in Pittsburg, California
  • Kyle Cook, American rock guitarist, and banjo player (Matchbox Twenty - "Bent"; "Unwell"), born in Frankfort, Kentucky

Famous Deaths

Éamon de Valera

Éamon de Valera, Irish politician (President of Ireland (1937-48, 51-54, 57-59), dies at 92

Revolutionary and President of Ireland Éamon de Valera
Revolutionary and President of Ireland
Éamon de Valera
  • Leland T. Weed, American singer and actor, dies at 74
1975 Highlights

About August 29, 1975

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 1 month and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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