On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1975

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 14 die when British freighter "Lake Illawarra" rams pylon bridge between Derwent & Hobart, Tasmania & ship sinks
  • Charlie Smalls' "Wiz" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1672 performances
  • Salyut 4 with crew of 2 is launched for 30 days

Famous Birthdays

  • Bradley Cooper, American actor (Silver Linnings Playbook, American Hustle), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Kylie Bax, New Zealand model, born in Thames, New Zealand

Famous Deaths

  • Don Wilson, American MLB pitcher (2 x no-hitters), dies at 29 of carbon monoxide poisoning at 29