What Happened on October 5, 1975

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Austrian Niki Lauda wins the United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen to claim his first World Formula 1 drivers championship; wins by 19.5 points from Emerson Fittipaldi of Brazil
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobo Baldé, Guinean footballer

Person of interestKate Winslet

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

Actress Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
  • Parminder Nagra, English actress
  • Scott E Weinger, American actor (Steve Taylor-Family Man, Full House), born in NYC, New York