On This Day

What Happened on October 23, 1975

Historical Events

  • Battle between Cuba & South Africa troops in Angola
  • Islander Glenn Resch's 5th shut-out opponent-Flyers 3-0
  • Women take the day off in Iceland to commemorate “International Women’s Year”, shutting the country down for a day

Famous Birthdays

  • Jessicka [Jessica Fodera], American goth-rock, alt-pop singer-songwriter and artist, born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Keith Van Horn, American NBA forward, 1997-2006 (New Jersey Nets, and 4 other teams), born in Fullerton, California
  • Odalys García, Cuban actress (Lente Loco), born in Havana, Cuba

Famous Deaths

  • Barboura Morris, American actor (Wasp Woman, Machine-Gun Kelly), dies at 43
  • Charles Brokaw, American actor (Outer Gate, I Cover the War), dies at 77
1975 Highlights

About October 23, 1975

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 46 years and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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