On This Day

What Happened on August 3, 1975

Historical Events

  • 500 drown when 2 river boats collide and sink in China's West River
  • Louisiana Superdome is dedicated
  • Poland and West Germany reach accord about returning ethnic Germans

Famous Birthdays

  • Aryiro Strataki, Greek heptathlete, born in Heraklion, Greece
  • Chris Nevin, New Zealand cricket wicketkeeper-batsman (37 ODIs, 19 dismissals), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • N. D. Kalu, American defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Trevor Pryce, American NFL defensive tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Ruth Lee, actress (Middleton Family at 1939 World's Fair), dies at 79
1975 Highlights

About August 3, 1975

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 3 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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