On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1975

Historical Events

  • US Department of Interior designates grizzly bear a threatened species

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Cheney, Australian musician (The Living End)
  • Dax Shepard, American actor
  • Doug Robb, American singer (Hoobastank)
  • Reuben Thorne, New Zealand rugby union flanker and captain (50 caps; captain 2002-03; Canterbury Crusaders), born in Christchurch, New Zealand

Famous Deaths

  • Theo Osterkamp, German fighter pilot, dies at 82
1975 Highlights

About January 2, 1975

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 9 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn