On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1975

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

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, 1966-74, 2X no-hitters (Houston Astros), dies in his garage of carbon monoxide poisoning at 29
1975 Highlights

About January 5, 1975

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 10 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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