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

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

  • 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? 45 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo