On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1975

Historical Events

  • 48th US National Spelling Bee: Hugh Tosteson wins spelling incisor

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat
  • The California Agricultural Labor Relations Act (CALRA), which establishes collective bargaining for farmworkers, becomes law
  • United Kingdom electorate votes 67% to 33% in a referendum to remain part of the European Common Market

Famous Birthdays

  • Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Lithuanian American NBA center (Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Kaunas, Lithuania SSR, Soviet Union

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Keres, Estonian chess player (b. 1916)
1975 Highlights

About June 5, 1975

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini