What Happened on July 20, 1975

Historical Events

  • 62nd Tour de France won by Bernard Thevenet of France
  • Bruce Springteen and the E Street Band kick off the Born to Run Tour at the Palace Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island; Steven Van Zandt debuts as a full-fledged member of the group
  • India expels three reporters from "The Times", "The Daily Telegraph", and "Newsweek" because they refuse to sign a pledge to abide by government censorship

US Women's Golf Open

US Open Women's Golf, Atlantic City CC: Sandra Palmer wins her second major title by 4 strokes from JoAnne Carner, Sandra Post and Nancy Lopez


Famous Birthdays

  • Aimee Mullins, American Paralympic athlete/official (US Olympic Chef de Mission 2012), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Birgitta Ohlsson, Swedish politician
  • El Zorro, Mexican professional wrestler
  • Erik Hagen, Norwegian footballer
  • Judy Greer {Evans], American actress (Archer), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Ray Allen, American basketball guard (10-time NBA All Star), born in Merced, California

Famous Weddings

William Peter Blatty

"The Exorcist" writer William Peter Blatty (47) weds tennis player Linda Tuero (24) in Las Vegas

1975 Highlights

About July 20, 1975

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 6 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Hustle - Van McCoy And The Soul City Symphony
  • UK #1 Song: Give A Little Love - Bay City Rollers