On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1975

Historical Events

  • 2 passenger trains collided near Munich, Germany killing 35
  • USSR launches Venera 9 for Venus landing

Famous Birthdays

  • Bryan McCabe, Canadian NHL defenceman (NY Islanders), born in St Catherines, Ontario
  • Shilpa Shetty, Indian actress and producer (Phir Milenge), born in Mangalore, India

Famous Deaths

  • Murray Leinster [William Fitzgerald Jenkins], American science-fiction author (Time Tunnel; Land of the Giants), dies at 78
  • William F Jenkins, author (Time Tunnel, Land of Giants), dies at 78
1975 Highlights

About June 8, 1975

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 5 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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