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 rock singer-songwriter, and guitarist (The Living End - "The Second Solution"), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Dax Shepard, American actor
  • Doug Robb, American singer (Hoobastank - "The Reason"), born in Agoura Hills, California
  • 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? 46 years, 9 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Day after New Year's Day (New Zealand), New Year Holiday (United Kingdom)

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