What Happened on October 2, 1975

Historical Events

  • Four Ulster Volunteer Force members killed after a bomb they are carrying prematurely explodes in Farrenlester, near Coleraine
  • The Ulster Volunteer Force kill 7 civilians in a series of attacks across Northern Ireland; 6 were Catholic civilians and 1 was a Protestant civilian

Famous Deaths

  • Kumaraswami Kamaraj, Indian political leader, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (b. 1903)
  • Wade Crosby, American actor (Sign of Wolf, Tales of Robin Hood), dies at 70

About October 2, 1975

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 8 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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

Holidays: Gandhi Jayanti (India)

Music Charts

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