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 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, PR, US flyweight boxer (Olympics 1996)
  • Kim Suna, Korean actress
  • Zolt├ín Sebescen, German footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Al Jackson, rock drummer (Booker T & The MG's), dies at 39