On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1975

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

"The Thrilla in Manila"; Muhammad Ali stops Joe Frazier in 14 rounds in Quezon City, the Philippines to retain his WBC/WBA heavyweight title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • Britain grants internal self-government to Seychelles
  • Ellice Islands split from Gilbert Islands, take name "Tuvalu"
  • Reunion Island stops printing stamps, France takes over production

Famous Birthdays

  • Chulpan Khamatova, Russian actress
  • Eric Morel, Puerto Rican boxer, (WBA flyweight champion 2000-03), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Kim Suna, Korean actress

Famous Deaths

  • Al Jackson, rock drummer (Booker T & The MG's), dies at 39
  • Larry MacPhail, American Baseball Hall of Fame executive (Cincinnati Reds, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Yankees), dies at 85