On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1975

Historical Events

Sports History

Austrian Niki Lauda wins the United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen to claim his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship; wins by 19.5 points from Emerson Fittipaldi of Brazil

Auto Racer Niki Lauda
Auto Racer
Niki Lauda
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobo Baldé, Guinean footballer, born in Marseille, France

Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet, British actress (Titanic, Revolutionary Road), born in Reading, Berkshire, England

Actress Kate Winslet
Actress
Kate Winslet
  • Parminder Nagra, English actress, born in Leicester, United Kingdom
  • Scott E Weinger, American actor (Steve Taylor-Family Man, Full House), born in New York City, New York
1975 Highlights

About October 5, 1975

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 46 years and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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