On This Day

What Happened on March 22, 1975

Historical Events

  • "Dr Jazz" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • "Letter for Queen Victoria" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 18 performances
  • 20th Eurovision Song Contest: Teach-In for Netherlands wins singing "Ding-a-dong" in Stockholm
  • A fire at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant in Decatur, Alabama causes dangerous lowering of cooling water levels
  • AIAW Women's Basketball Tournament, Delta State beats Immaculata 90-81 in Harrisonburg
  • Netherlands' "Ding-a-dong" performed by Tech-In wins Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Walt Disney World Shopping Village opens

Famous Birthdays

  • Jiri Novak, Czech tennis player, born in Zlin, Czechoslovakia

Famous Deaths

  • Asa Smith Bushnell III, American sports executive (Secretary US Olympic Committee 1945-65), dies at 75
  • Catherine "Cass" Daley, American actress (Star Spangled Rhythm, Red Garters), dies from an accidental fall at 59
  • Paul Verhoeven, German actor and director (Das kleine Hofkonzert), dies at 73
1975 Highlights

About March 22, 1975

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 8 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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