On This Day

What Happened on October 22, 1975

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


1975 Highlights

About October 22, 1975

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 11 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra