On This Day

What Happened in June 1975

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical "Chicago" opens at 46th St Theater, NYC; runs for 947 performances

LPGA Championship

Jun 1 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Pine Ridge GC: Kathy Whitworth wins her 3rd LPGA C'ship by 1 stroke from Sandra Haynie

Sports History

Jun 1 California Angels pitcher Nolan Ryan records his record equalling 4th MLB career no-hitter in beating the Baltimore Orioles, 1-0

  • Jun 1 Cars in Netherlands must have seatbelts
  • Jun 1 Ronnie Wood replaces Mick Taylor as Rolling Stones guitarist
  • Jun 2 First recorded snowfall in London in June
  • Jun 2 James A Healy, 1st black Roman Catholic bishop, consecrated (Maine)
  • Jun 2 VP Rockefeller finds no pattern of illegal activities at CIA
  • Jun 4 Oldest animal fossils in US discovered in North Carolina
  • Jun 5 48th US National Spelling Bee: Hugh Tosteson wins spelling incisor
  • Jun 5 United Kingdom electorate votes 67% to 33% in a referendum to remain part of the European Common Market

Historic Event

Jun 5 Egyptian president Anwar Sadat reopens Suez Canal (closed since 1967)

  • Jun 5 The California Agricultural Labor Relations Act (CALRA), which establishes collective bargaining for farmworkers, becomes law
  • Jun 6 British voters decide to remain in Common Market
  • Jun 6 Nolan Ryan's bid for 2nd no-hitter broken in 6th inning
  • Jun 6 Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam established

#1 in the Charts

Jun 7 "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" by John Denver hits #1

  • Jun 7 Dennis Lillee takes 1st one-day 5WI, 5-34 v Pakistan World Cup
  • Jun 7 Sri Lanka's 1st one-day international, v WI Cricket World Cup
  • Jun 7 Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public
  • Jun 8 2 passenger trains collided near Munich, Germany killing 35
  • Jun 8 USSR launches Venera 9 for Venus landing
  • Jun 9 Fire in prison hospital at Sanford, Florida, kills 10 prisoners and 1 guard
  • Jun 9 UK House of Commons is broadcast live by radio for first time
  • Jun 9 Tony Orlando & Dawn receives gold record for "He Don't Love You"
  • Jun 10 Rockefeller panel reports on 300,000 illegal CIA files on Americans
  • Jun 10 Yanks sponsor Army Day at temporary home, Shea Stadium during 21-gun salute, part of fence is blown away, & another part is set afire
  • Jun 11 1st oil pumped from North Sea oilfield
  • Jun 11 Greece adopts constitution
  • Jun 11 One-day international cricket debut of Javed Miandad aged 17 yrs 364 days

Film Release

Jun 11 "Nashville", directed by Robert Altman and starring Ned Beatty and Ronee Blakley, is released

  • Jun 12 Billy Williams's 400th career HR

Baseball Event

Jun 12 Hank Aaron smacks his first home run in Milwaukee since 1965 as his new team, the Brewers beat Oakland A's, 9-7

  • Jun 14 Janis Ian releases "At Seventeen"
  • Jun 14 USSR launches Venera 10 for Venus landing

French Open Women's Tennis

Jun 14 French Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats Martina Navratilova 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 for her 2nd of 7 French singles titles

Sports History

Jun 16 NBA Milwaukee Bucks trade Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Walt Wesley to L.A. Lakers for 4 players

  • Jun 16 Italy's Communist party PCI, wins
  • Jun 16 Randy Farland finds a 14-leaf clover near Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Jun 16 US Supreme Court rules uniform minimum legal fees are a violation
  • Jun 17 Voters in Northern Mariana Islands approve commonwealth status with US
  • Jun 18 Fred Lynn gets 10 RBIs in a single Red Sox game in a 15-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers
  • Jun 18 Left-arm fast bowler Gary Gilmour takes 6-14 to guide Australia to a 4 wicket win with 188 balls remaining in Cricket World Cup semi final v England at Leeds
  • Jun 18 NBC News & Information Service (24 hr news) premieres on radio

Film Release

Jun 20 "Jaws", based on the book by Peter Benchley, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Roy Scheider is released

Music History

Jun 21 Elton John, The Eagles and The Beach Boys play to 72,000 fans at Wembley Stadium, London

Music History

Jun 21 British rock guitarist Ritchie Blackmore quits Deep Purple, forms Rainbow

  • Jun 21 Soyuz 19 returns to Earth
  • Jun 21 Cricket World Cup, Lord's, London: Player of the Match Clive Lloyd scores 102 as West Indies beats Australia by 17 runs; first major limited overs One Day International (ODI) tournament
  • Jun 21 Ruffian leads all the way to win the Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont and clinch American thoroughbred racing's Triple Tiara for fillies
  • Jun 22 Ulster Volunteer Force try to derail a train by planting a bomb on the railway line near County Kildare, Ireland; a civilian who tries to stop them is stabbed-to-death (his actions delay the explosion to let the train pass safely)
  • Jun 23 US Open Men's Golf, Medinah CC: Lou Graham defeats John Mahaffey by 2 strokes in an 18-hole Monday playoff to win his only major championship

Music History

Jun 23 Rocker Alice Cooper falls off stage in Vancouver, breaks 6 ribs

  • Jun 24 Eastern 727 crashes at JFK Airport NY, kills 113
  • Jun 24 Moon tremor perceived (hit by Taurid meteors)
  • Jun 25 After a prolonged liberation struggle against Portuguese colonial rulers, Mozambique becomes independent as People Republic of Mozambique

Music History

Jun 25 Barry White's "Can't Get Enough of Your Love Babe" is released

Historic Event

Jun 26 Indian PM Indira Gandhi declares a state of emergency

  • Jun 26 Two FBI agents and a member of the American Indian Movement are killed in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; Leonard Peltier is later convicted of the murders in a controversial trial.
  • Jun 26 U.S. Supreme Court's rules unanimously in "O'Connor v. Donaldson" that non-dangerous people can't be confined to psychiatric facilities without adequate treatment if able to live viably in outside society
  • Jun 27 25th Berlin International Film Festival: "Adoption" wins the Golden Bear
  • Jun 28 Reigning PGA Championship winner Lee Trevino and playing partners Jerry Heard, Bobby Nichols, Jim Ahern and Tony Jacklin are struck by lightning at Western Open; suffer minor burns
  • Jun 28 The South African rugby team beats France 33-18 in Pretoria
  • Jun 29 Canadian Open Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), St. George's CC: JoAnne Carner wins in a playoff with Carol Mann
  • Jun 29 8.10" (20.57 cm) of rainfall, Litchville No Dakota (state 24-hr rec)
  • Jun 30 Bundy victim Shelley Robertson disappears in Colorado
  • Jun 30 University of California reports galaxy 3C123 at 8 billion light years distance

Boxing Title Fight

Jun 30 Muhammad Ali retains world heavyweight boxing crown by beating Englishman Joe Bugner by unanimous points decision in a re-match in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 James Storm, American pro wrestler (TNA World Heavyweight Champion 2011; record 7 x TNA World Tag Team Champion), born in Franklin, Tennessee
  • Jun 1 Nikol Pashinyan, Armenian politician, Prime Minister of Armenia (2018-), born in Ijevan, Soviet Union
  • Jun 2 Dontae' Jones, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
  • Jun 2 Sally Newmarch, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 3 José Molina, Puerto Rican baseball player (New York Yankees), born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico
  • Jun 4 Betty Okino, Uganda, US gymnast (Olympic-92)
  • Jun 4 Dinanath Ramnarine, cricketer (Trinidad & Tobago leg-spinner)

Russell Brand

Jun 4 Russell Brand, English comedian and television personality, born in Grays, Essex

  • Jun 4 Henry Burris, American Football Quarterback

Angelina Jolie

Jun 4 Angelina Jolie, American actress (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Wanted, Salt, Maleficent), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Jun 5 Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Lithuanian American NBA center (Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Kaunas, Lithuania SSR, Soviet Union
  • Jun 6 Niklas Sundstrom, Ornskoldsvik Swe, NHL left wing (NY Rangers)
  • Jun 6 Staci Keanan [Anastasia Love Sagorsky], American actress (My Two Dads, Step by Step), born in Devon, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 6 Cheer Chen [Chi-Chen], Taiwanese folk-rock singer-songwriter (Sofa Sea), born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Jun 6 Nina Kaczorowski, American actress
  • Jun 7 Allen Iverson, NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Jun 8 Bryan McCabe, Canadian NHL defenceman (NY Islanders), born in St Catherines, Ontario
  • Jun 8 Shilpa Shetty, Indian actress and producer (Phir Milenge), born in Mangalore, India
  • Jun 8 Levente Gyöngyösi Hungarian contemporary classical composer ("Birth" Symphony), born in Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Jun 9 Andrew Symonds, Australian cricket all-rounder (26 Tests, 2 x 100, 10 x 50, HS 162no, 24 wickets; Queensland CA, Kent CCC, Deccan Chargers), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2022)
  • Jun 9 Carolyne Lepage, Canadian 48 kg judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 9 Paul Agostino, Australian soccer striker (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 9 Otto Addo, Ghanaian German footballer and manager, born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Jun 11 Choi Ji-woo, South Korean actress (Stairway to Heaven), born in Paju, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
  • Jun 11 Thomas Bimis, Greek diver (Olympic gold 2004), born in Athens, Greece
  • Jun 12 Ryan Tucker, American NFL center (St Louis Rams), born in Midland, Texas
  • Jun 13 Dave Roche, Lindsay, NHL left wing (Pitts Penguins)
  • Jun 13 Johannes Grenzfurthner, Austrian artist, writer, curator and director
  • Jun 13 Riccardo Scimeca, English footballer
  • Jun 14 A J Mleczko, American ice hockey forward, broadcaster (Olympics gold 1998; NBC), born in Nantucket, Massachusetts
  • Jun 14 Chris Onstad, American cartoonist
  • Jun 14 Bob Nanna, American musician (Braid, Hey Mercedes, The City on Film)
  • Jun 15 Elizabeth Reaser, American actress
  • Jun 15 Rachel Wacholder, American beach volleyballer who won eight championships and model, born in Laguna Beach, California
  • Jun 16 Asa Carlsson, Swedish tennis player (1995 Futures-Stockholm), born in Vasteras, Sweden
  • Jun 16 Frederick Koehler, American actor (Chip-Kate & Allie), born in Queens, New York
  • Jun 17 Petra Vaarakallio, Finnish ice hockey center (Olympics bronze 1998), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Jun 18 Jeff Saturday, American football center (6 × Pro Bowl; First-team All-Pro 2005, 07; Super Bowl 2006; Indianapolis Colts) and sports analyst (ESPN), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jun 18 Aleksandrs Koliņko, Latvian footballer
  • Jun 18 Martin St. Louis, Canadian hockey player
  • Jun 18 Marie Gillain, Belgian actress
  • Jun 18 Jamel Debbouze, French actor and producer
  • Jun 19 Anthony Parker, American basketball guard (EuroLeague Final 4 MVP 2004, EuroLeague MVP 2005, 06; Maccabi Tel Aviv; Toronto Raptors, Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Naperville, Illinois
  • Jun 19 Brandon Mitchell, defensive end (New England Patriots)
  • Jun 19 Hugh Dancy, English actor
  • Jun 20 Daniel Zítka, Czech footballer
  • Jun 22 Andreas Klöden, German professional road cyclist
  • Jun 22 Laila Rouass, Moroccan-Indian actress
  • Jun 23 Alexander Serikow, Landshut GER, hockey forward (Team Germany)
  • Jun 23 Jane Jamieson, Australian heptathlete (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 23 Kevin Dyson, American football player
  • Jun 24 Carla Gallo, American actress
  • Jun 24 Marek Malik, Czech ice hockey player
  • Jun 25 Alberto Costa, Spanish professional tennis player, born in Lleida, Spain
  • Jun 25 Linda Cardellini, American actress (Freaks and Geeks), born in Redwood City, California
  • Jun 25 Chenoa [María Laura Corradini Falomir], Argentine-Spanish singer (Atrévete), born in Mar del Plata, Argentina
  • Jun 25 Vladimir Kramnik, Russian chess grandmaster, born in Tuapse, Krasnodar Krai, Russia
  • Jun 25 Natasha Klauss, Colombian actress (La Venganza, Pasión de Gavilanes), born in Cali, Colombia
  • Jun 26 KJ-52 [Jonah Kirsten Sorrentino], American hip hop artist, born in Tampa, Florida
  • Jun 26 Terry Skiverton, English football player (Yeovil Town), born in Mile End, England
  • Jun 27 Porter Collins, American rower (World C'ship gold 1995 M4+, 1998-99 M8+), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 27 Sarah Evanetz, 100m butterfly (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

Tobey Maguire

Jun 27 Tobey Maguire, American actor (Spider-Man, The Great Gatsby), born in Santa Monica, California

  • Jun 27 Daryle Ward, American baseball player (Houston Astros), born in Lynwood, California
  • Jun 27 Ace Darling [Michael Maraldo], American professional wrestler, born in Wildwood, New Jersey
  • Jun 27 Bianca del Rio [Roy Haylock], American drag queen, comedian, actor and costume designer (RuPaul's Drag Race season 6 winner), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jun 28 Chad Green, American baseball outfielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Dunkirk, New York
  • Jun 28 Jon Nödtveidt, Swedish musician (Dissection), born in Strömstad, Sweden (d. 2006)
  • Jun 30 Natasha Sturgess, Australian mistral sailor (Olympics 1996)

Ralf Schumacher

Jun 30 Ralf Schumacher, German Formula 1 race car driver, born in Hürth, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Famous Weddings

  • Jun 7 Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard (21) weds Cheryl Alley (21) at Magnolia Park United Methodist Church in Burbank, California


Jun 30 American singer and actress Cher (28), weds American blues-rcoker Gregg Allman (27), 4 days after her divorce from Sonny Bono is finalized; divorce 1979

Famous Divorces


Jun 26 American singer and actress Cher (28) divorces singer-songwriter Sonny Bono (40)

Famous Deaths

Eisaku Satō

Jun 2 Eisaku Satō, Prime Minister of Japan (1963-72) and Nobel Peace Prize laureate (1974), dies of a stroke at 74

  • Jun 3 Oswald "Ozzie" Nelson, American actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), dies from cancer at 69
  • Jun 3 Satō Eisaku, Japanese Prime Minister (1964-72), (Nobel Peace Prize 1974), dies at 74
  • Jun 4 Evelyn Brent, American actress (Nitwits, Last Command, Spy Train), dies at 75
  • Jun 5 Paul Keres, Estonian and Soviet chess player, dies at 59
  • Jun 5 Kenneth Horne, British writer and playwright (Fools Rush In; The Coming-Out Party), dies of cancer at 75
  • Jun 6 Larry Blyden, actor (Joe & Mabel, What's My Line), dies at 49
  • Jun 8 William F Jenkins, author (Time Tunnel, Land of Giants), dies at 78
  • Jun 8 Murray Leinster [William Fitzgerald Jenkins], American science-fiction author (Time Tunnel; Land of the Giants), dies at 78
  • Jun 9 David Frederick Barlow, English composer, dies at 48
  • Jun 11 Floro Ugarte, Argentine composer (From My Land; Saika), and educator, dies at 90
  • Jun 12 Alfred Kurella, German author and functionary of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany in East Germany, dies at 80
  • Jun 14 Pablo Antonio, Filipino modernist architect (b. 1902)
  • Jun 14 Clancy Cooper, American actor (Enchanted Forest, Girls in Chains), dies at 68
  • Jun 16 Don Robey, American record label executive and record producer, dies at 71
  • Jun 17 Sid Gordon, American baseball player, dies at 57
  • Jun 18 Faisal Ibn Mussed Abdul Aziz, Saudi prince, beheaded in Riyadh shopping center parking lot for killing his uncle the king
  • Jun 20 Daniel Ayala Pérez, Mexican violinist, conductor, and composer, dies at 68
  • Jun 21 Heinz Lau, German composer, dies at 49
  • Jun 23 William Hansen, American actor (1776, Pinky, Side Street, Homebodies), dies at 64
  • Jun 26 St. Josemaría Escrivá, Spanish Catholic priest (b. 1902)
  • Jun 28 Rod Serling, American screenwriter and TV host (The Twilight Zone; Night Gallery), dies after multiple heart attacks at 50
  • Jun 28 Konstantinos Apostolos Doxiadis, Greek architect (b. 1913)
  • Jun 28 Serge Reding, Belgian weightlifter (b. 1941)
  • Jun 29 Jerry Verno, British actor (River of Unrest, Ourselves Alone, Sweeney Todd), dies at 79
  • Jun 29 Tim Buckley, American singer-songwriter, dies at 28 of a heroin overdose