What Happened on October 4, 1975

Historical Events

Plane Crash

A Cessna 310Q airplane crashes over Wilmington, North Carolina, killing the pilot and severely injuring several pro wrestlers affiliated with the NWA's Mid-Atlantic promotion. One of the survivors is the legendary Ric Flair.

Famous Birthdays

  • Cristiano Lucarelli, Italian soccer striker and manager (6 caps; AS Liverno), born in Livorno, Italy
Born in 1975

Famous Deaths

  • Joan Whitney Payson, American heiress, businesswoman and philanthropist (co-founder & majority owner of MLB's New York Mets), dies at 72
  • May Sutton, American tennis player (first American woman to win Wimbledon singles title 1905), dies at 89
1975 Highlights

About October 4, 1975

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 11 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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