On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1975

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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

Sport awardAustralian 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

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Mitchell & 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, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • Chris Anstey, NBA center (Dallas Mavericks)
  • Eiichiro Oda, Japanese Manga artist (One Piece - best selling Manga series and comic series ever), born in Kumamoto, Japan
  • Joe Cannon, American soccer player
  • Sonali Bendre, Indian model and actress

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Pierson, actor and director (Hat Check Girl), dies at 73