On This Day

What Happened on May 13, 1975

Historical Events

  • "Rodgers & Hart" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 108 performances
  • Hail stones as large as tennis balls hit Wernerville, Tennessee

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Crawford, NBA forward (Atlanta Hawks)

Famous Deaths

  • Bob Wills, American musician, known as the 'King of Western Swing' ("Steel Guitar Rag"), dies from bronchial pneumonia at 69
  • Vladislav Zolotaryov, Soviet Russian bayanist (button accordion player), and composer (Six Children's Suites), takes his own life at 53
1975 Highlights

About May 13, 1975

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

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