On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1975

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

  • Mahesh Babu, Indian actor,' Prince of Tollywood', born in Madras, India
  • 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


1975 Highlights

About August 9, 1975

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 2 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo