On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1975

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Person of interestKate 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? 45 years, 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra