On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1975

Historical Events

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

Historic Event

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

  • 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? 46 years and 6 months
Leap Year: No

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