On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1975

Historical Events

  • 41st Orange Bowl: #9 Notre Dame beats #2 Alabama, 13-11
  • 61st Rose Bowl: #5 Southern California beats #3 Ohio State, 18-17

Australian Men's Tennis Open

Australian Open Men's Tennis: Home favourite John Newcombe wins 7th and last career Grand Slam singles title; beats Jimmy Connors of the US 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6

Historic Event

H. R. Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Mitchell and Mardian convicted of Watergate crimes

  • International Women's Year begins
  • Sweden adopts constitution
  • U.S. Federal oil depletion allowance eliminated for large producers

Famous Birthdays

  • Becky Kellar-Duke, Canadian ice hockey defenseman (Olympics gold 2002, 06, 10; World C'ship gold 1999, 2000, 01, 04), born in Hagersville, Ontario
  • Eiichiro Oda, Japanese Manga artist (One Piece - best selling Manga series and comic series ever), born in Kumamoto, Japan
  • Fernando Tatís Sr., Dominican baseball third baseman (MLB record 8 RBI in one inning, 1999; St. Louis Cardinals), born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • Sonali Bendre, Indian model and actress

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Pierson, Norwegian-born American actor & director (Hat Check Girl), dies at 73
  • Ken Loeffler, American College and Basketball Hall of Fame coach (National Invitation Tournament 1952; NCAA Basketball Tournament 1954, La Salle Explorers), dies from a heart attack at 72
1975 Highlights

About January 1, 1975

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 46 years and 11 months
Leap Year: No

Holidays: New Year's Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States)

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn