On This Day

What Happened on June 21, 1975

Historical Events

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British rock guitarist Ritchie Blackmore quits Deep Purple, forms Rainbow

  • 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

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

Singer Elton John
Elton John
  • Ruffian leads all the way to win the Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont and clinch American thoroughbred racing's Triple Tiara for fillies
  • Soyuz 19 returns to Earth

Famous Deaths

  • Heinz Lau, German composer, dies at 49
1975 Highlights

About June 21, 1975

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 1 month and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Cancer