On This Day

What Happened on July 12, 1975

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Bob Taylor catches 7 in an innings, Derbyshire v Yorkshire

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

British Open Men's Golf, Carnoustie: American Tom Watson wins 18-hole playoff by 1 stroke over Jack Newton of Australia; first of 8 major titles; first of 5 Open Championships

Golfer Tom Watson
Tom Watson
  • Sao Tomé e Príncipe gains independence from Portugal (National Day)

Famous Birthdays

  • Cheyenne Jackson, American actor and singer

Famous Deaths

  • Carl Snavely, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Bucknell, North Carolina, Cornell 180–96–16), dies at 80