On This Day

What Happened on July 12, 1975

Historical Events

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

British 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

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Cheyenne Jackson, American stage and screen actor and singer, born in Spokane, Washington

Famous Deaths

  • Carl Snavely, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Bucknell, North Carolina, Cornell 180–96–16), dies at 80
1975 Highlights

About July 12, 1975

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Battle of the Boyne (United Kingdom)

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Cancer