What Happened on October 22, 1975

Historical Events

  • "Me & Bessie" opens at Ambassador Theater. NYC; runs for 453 performances

Sports History

Baseball World Series: Cincinnati Reds beat Boston Red Sox, 4-3 at Fenway Park for 4 games to 3 series win; MVP: Reds switch hitter Pete Rose

  • Soviet spacecraft Venera 9 soft-lands on Venus, becoming the first lander to return images from the surface of another planet
  • Turkish diplomat shot to death in Vienna
  • World Football League disbands after the Week 12 of their second season
1975 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Míchel Salgado, Spanish soccer defender (53 caps; Celta Vigo, Real Madrid 251 games, Blackburn Rovers), born in As Neves, Spain
Born in 1975

Famous Deaths

Arnold J. ToynbeeArnold J. Toynbee (1889-1975)

English historian (A Study of History), dies at 86

About October 22, 1975

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 5 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Bad Blood - Neil Sedaka
  • UK #1 Song: I Only Have Eyes For You - Art Garfunkel