On This Day

What Happened on June 9, 1975

Historical Events

  • 107th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Avatar wins in 2:28.2
  • Fire in prison hospital at Sanford, Florida, kills 10 prisoners and 1 guard
  • Tony Orlando & Dawn receives gold record for "He Don't Love You"
  • UK House of Commons is broadcast live by radio for first time

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Symonds, Australian cricketer, born in Birmingham, England
  • Carolyne Lepage, Canadian 48 kg judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Otto Addo, Ghanaian German footballer and manager, born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Paul Agostino, Australian soccer striker (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • David Frederick Barlow, English composer, dies at 48
1975 Highlights

About June 9, 1975

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 5 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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