What Happened on October 1, 1975

Historical Events

Boxing 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

  • 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
1975 History

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
Born in 1975

Famous Deaths

  • Al Jackson Jr., American session drummer, known as "The Human Time Keeper" (Stax; Booker T. & MGs - "McLemore Avenue"), murdered by an intruder in his home at 39 [1]
  • Larry MacPhail, American Baseball Hall of Fame executive (Cincinnati Reds, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Yankees), dies at 85

About October 1, 1975

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 11 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Fame - David Bowie
  • UK #1 Song: Hold Me Close - David Essex