On This Day

What Happened on October 22, 1975

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "Me & Bessie" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 453 performances
  • Cincinnati Reds beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 72nd World Series
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Martín Cardetti, Argentine footballer
  • Melchior Schoenmakers, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • Míchel Salgado, Spanish footballer

Famous Deaths

Person of interestArnold J. Toynbee

Arnold J. Toynbee, English historian (A Study of History), dies at 86