On This Day

What Happened on October 4, 1975

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 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

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