On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1975

Historical Events

  • As a result of rainfall from Typhoon Nina, the Banqiao Dam in China fails, causing the collapse of almost 6 million buildings and 229,000 deaths

Music History

Hank Williams Jr. falls off the side of Ajax Peak in Montana

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeremy Scott, American fashion designer (Moschino), born in Kansas City, Missouri

Famous Deaths

  • Bernie Green, American orchestra leader (Arthur Godfrey Show, Garry Moore Show), dies at 66
  • Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, American jazz alto saxophonist and bandleader of the 1950-60s hard bop era (The Black Messiah), dies of a stroke at 46
1975 Highlights

About August 8, 1975

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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