On This Day

What Happened on February 11, 1975

Historical Events

Leadership Contest

Margaret Thatcher defeats Edward Heath for leadership of the British Conservative Party

  • Tv drama “Sarah T: Portrait of A Teenage Alcoholic”, starring Linda Blair, premieres on US network NBC

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew "Andy" Lally, American sports car & stock car racing driver, born in Northport, New York
  • Jacque Vaughn, American basketball guard (Utah Jazz) and coach (Orlando Magic), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Ratsimandrava, Malagasy soldier and statesman, assassinated (b. 1931)
1975 Highlights

About February 11, 1975

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 9 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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