On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1975

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st NFL game in Louisiana Superdome, Houston beats Saints 13-7
  • Dodger Davey Lopes steals record 32nd consecutive base without being caught

Famous Birthdays

  • Mathew James Coad, 100m/200m runner (Olympics 1996), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Mike Lamb, American baseball player

Famous Deaths

Person of interestDmitri Shostakovich

Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian composer (The Gadfly), dies of lung cancer at 68