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
Born in 1975

Famous Deaths

Éamon de ValeraÉamon de Valera (1882-1975)

Irish republican politician and President of Ireland (1937-48, 51-54, 57-59), dies at 92

  • Leland T. Weed, American singer and actor, dies at 74
1975 Highlights

About August 29, 1975

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 9 months and 2 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