On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1975

Day of the Week: Friday

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams Jr
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams Jr

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • 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