On This Day

What Happened in September 1975

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 All political parties forbidden in Bangladesh
  • Sep 1 Gunsmoke goes off the air

Telethon

Sep 1 Jerry Lewis' 10th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

  • Sep 1 KOL-AM in Seattle, Washington changes call letters to KMPS

Baseball Record

Sep 1 NY Mets pitcher Tom Seaver shuts out Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-0; first to reach 200 strikeouts for a MLB-record 8th straight season

  • Sep 1 NYC transit fare rises from 35 cents to 50 cents
  • Sep 1 5 Protestant civilians are killed and 7 were wounded in a Provisional Irish Republican Army gun attack on Tullyvallen Orange Hall near Newtownhamilton, County Armagh
  • Sep 1 US stripper well oil prices decontrolled
  • Sep 3 England cricket batsman Bob Woolmer scores 149 on the final day to save the 4th Test v Australia at The Oval; longest first-class match ever played in England; 32 hours 17 minutes
  • Sep 3 Chartered Boeing 707 crashes in Atlas Mts of Morocco, 188 die

Baseball Record

Sep 3 Dodgers 1st baseman Steve Garvey begins his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak in a 13-2 loss v Cincinnati Reds

  • Sep 4 The Sinai Interim Agreement relating to the Arab-Israeli conflict is signed

Assassination Attempt

Sep 5 First assassination attempt on US President Gerald Ford by Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme in Sacramento, California

  • Sep 5 Portugal Prime Minister Vasco Gonçalves dismissed
  • Sep 5 Wings release single "Letting Go"
  • Sep 6 6.8 quake along Anatolian Fault kills over 2,000 in Lice, Turkey
  • Sep 6 Tawny Elaine Godin (NY), 18, crowned 48th Miss America 1976

Sports History

Sep 6 Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova asks for US political asylum in New York City during the US Open

  • Sep 6 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

US Open Women's Tennis

Sep 6 US Open Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Chris Evert wins her first of 6 US singles titles; beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley of Australia 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

  • Sep 7 Cincinnati Reds, win earliest NL division title
  • Sep 7 Pakistani all-time great batsman Hanif Mohammad plays final day of 1st-class cricket for Pakistan International Airlines v Hyderabad at Niaz Stadium, Hyderabad

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 7 US Open Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Manuel Orantes of Spain wins his only Grand Slam title; upsets #1 seed Jimmy Connors 6-4, 6-3, 6-4; played on green Har-Tru clay surface

  • Sep 8 Boston begins court-ordered bussing of public schools
  • Sep 8 Guinee-Bissau declares independence from Portugal

Music Concert

Sep 9 Paul McCartney & Wings begin their "Wings Over The World" tour in Southampton, England; 65 concerts in Europe, Australia, Canada, and United States, runs through October of 1976

  • Sep 9 Viking 2 Mars probe launches

Sports History

Sep 10 Darryl Sittler is named captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs

  • Sep 10 Rock band Kiss release their 1st live album "Alive!"
  • Sep 13 -27] Hurricane Eloise, kills 71 in the Caribbean & US
  • Sep 14 Rembrandt's oil painting "The Night Watch" slashed & damaged by an unemployed school teacher, in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
  • Sep 14 Milwaulkee Brewer Robin Yount breaks Mel Ott's record, playing in 242 MLB games as a teen
  • Sep 15 Mike Vail extends hitting streak ton rookie-record 23 straight game
  • Sep 15 The French département of Corse (the entire island of Corsica) is divided into two: Haute-Corse and Corse-du-Sud.
  • Sep 15 1st College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 17-3 in Foxborough
  • Sep 16 Papua New Guinea gains independence from Australia (National Day)
  • Sep 16 Pittsburgh second baseman Rennie Stennett is second to hit 7-for-7 in a 9-inning MLB game as Pirates rout Chicago Cubs, 22-0 at Wrigley Field
  • Sep 16 The first prototype of the MiG-31 interceptor makes its maiden flight.
  • Sep 17 Rollout of 1st space shuttle orbiter Enterprise (OV-101)
  • Sep 18 Heiress-turned-bank robber Patricia Campbell Hearst captured by FBI in San Francisco
  • Sep 19 Indonesia sends troops to Portuguese East Timor

Film Premiere

Sep 19 "Fawlty Towers" starring John Cleese, Prunella Scales and Andrew Sachs premieres on BBC2 in the UK

Ryder Cup

Sep 20 Ryder Cup Golf, Laurel Valley GC: US beats Great Britain & Ireland, 21-11; Arnold Palmer non-playing American captain; Bernard Hunt GB & I skipper

#1 in the Charts

Sep 20 David Bowie's "Fame," single goes #1 for 2 weeks

  • Sep 20 Gary Sentman draws a record 176 lb longbow to a maximum 28½" draw
  • Sep 22 World Football League folds
  • Sep 22 Second assassination attempt on US President Gerald Ford by Sara Jane Moore fails in San Francisco
  • Sep 24 OPEC announces a 15% increase in government per barrel revenues
  • Sep 25 Jackie Wilson suffers heart attack & lapse into a 9 yr terminal coma

#1 in the Charts

Sep 25 Pink Floyd's concept album "Wish You Were Here" reaches No. 1 in the US, goes on to sell 13 million copies

  • Sep 26 Phillies & NY Mets play a doubleheader that ends at 3:15 AM
  • Sep 27 Government De Uyl recalls Dutch ambassador from Spain
  • Sep 28 New York City Marathon: Tom Fleming claims men's title in 2:19:27; Kim Merritt wins women's event in 2:46:14
  • Sep 28 Bill authorizes admission of women to military academies
  • Sep 28 Oakland A's Vida Blue, Glenn Abbott, Paul Linblad & Rollie Fingers, no-hit California Angels, 5-0
  • Sep 28 The Spaghetti House siege, in which nine people were taken as hostages, takes place in London.
  • Sep 29 "Three For Money" debuts on NBC-TV
  • Sep 29 Jackie Wilson, slips into an irreversible coma; he dies in 1984
  • Sep 29 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Sep 29 WGPR-TV Detroit, 1st Black-owned station in US, began broadcasting
  • Sep 29 Sharon Dahlonega Raiford Bush becomes American television's first African-American weathercaster.
  • Sep 29 Soul singer Jackie Wilson suffers a heart attack while singing on stage at the Latin Casino in Cherry Hill, New Jersey; he survives, but never fully recovers
  • Sep 30 5 drown in flash flood of sewer & water tunnel (Niagara Falls NY)
  • Sep 30 The Hughes (later McDonnell-Douglas, now Boeing) AH-64 Apache makes its first flight.

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Scott Speedman, English-born actor
  • Sep 1 Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Puerto Rican guitarist
  • Sep 1 Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Australian actress (Neighbours), and rock singer (Rough Tarders - "Voodoo Child"), born in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
  • Sep 4 Nikolaos Lyberopoulos, Greek footballer, born in Filiatra, Greece
  • Sep 4 Mark Ronson, British-American musician, songwriter and DJ (Uptown Funk), born in London, England
  • Sep 5 Rod Barajas, Mexican-American baseball player, born in Ontario, California
  • Sep 5 George Boateng, Dutch footballer, born in Nkawkaw, Ghana
  • Sep 5 Matt Geyer, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Blacktown, Sydney, Australia
  • Sep 5 Charles Greywolf [David Vogt], German heavy metal guitarist and record producer (Powerwolf), born in Berus, West Germany
  • Sep 6 Derrek Lee, American baseball 1st baseman (2 x MLB All Star, 3 x Gold Glove), born in Sacramento, California
  • Sep 7 Norifumi Abe, Japanese motorcycle road racer (3 x 500cc wins), born in Setagaya, Japan (d. 2007)
  • Sep 7 Harold Wallace, Costa Rican footballer, born in Heredia, Costa Rica
  • Sep 7 Marie-Agnès Gillot, French ballet dancer & choreographer, born in Caen, France
  • Sep 8 Elena Likhovtseva, Russian tennis player, born in Alma-Ata, Soviet Union
  • Sep 8 John Thomas, American NBA forward (Boston Celtics), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Sep 8 Richard Hughes, English musician (Keane), born in Gravesend, Kent, England
  • Sep 8 Larenz Tate, American actor, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 8 Lee Eul-Yong, South Korean footballer, born in Taebaek, South Korea
  • Sep 9 Michael Bublé, Canadian Grammy and Juno Award-winning singer ("Haven't Met You Yet"; "It's A Beautiful Day"), and actor, born in Burnaby, British Columbia
  • Sep 10 Temple Taggart, Miss USA-Utah (Top 6 in 1997) and Donald Trump accuser, born in Cedar City, Utah
  • Sep 10 Jonathan Hoenig, American investment advisor

Dan O'Toole

Sep 10 Dan O'Toole, Canadian sports anchor (TSN, Fox Sports 1), born in Peterborough, Ontario

  • Sep 11 Juan Cobián, Argentine footballer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Sep 11 Mark Klepaski, American musician, born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 12 Tom Carroll, actor (J T Adams-Swan's Crossing)
  • Sep 13 Sean McClain, fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Sep 13 Joe Don Rooney, American musician (Rascal Flatts), born in Baxter Springs, Kansas
  • Sep 13 Akihiro Asai, Japanese racing driver, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Sep 15 Tom Dolan, American 400m freestyle/200m/400m medley swimmer (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Sep 16 Kip Harkrider, American baseball infielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Carthage, Texas
  • Sep 17 Jimmie Johnson, American auto racer (7-time NASCAR Cup Series champion), born in El Cajon, California
  • Sep 17 Austin St. John, American actor
  • Sep 17 Constantine Maroulis, American rock singer (American Idol, season 4), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 18 Kanstantsin Lukashyk, Belarusian pistol shooter (OLympic gold 1992), born in Hrodna, Belarus
  • Sep 18 Jason Sudeikis, American comedian, writer, and Emmy Award-winning actor (Horrible Bosses; Ted Lasso; SNL, 2005-13), born in Fairfax, Virginia
  • Sep 18 "Habacuc" Guillermo Vargas, Costa Rican artist
  • Sep 18 Youssef Chahed, Tunisian politician and Prime Minister of Tunisia (2016-present), born in Tunis, Tunisia
  • Sep 20 Asia Argento, Italian actress (Marie Antoinette), Weinstein accuser, born in Rome, Italy
  • Sep 20 Juan Pablo Montoya, Colombian-American race car driver, born in Bogotá, Colombia
  • Sep 22 Ethan Moreau, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Huntsville, Ontario
  • Sep 22 Svilen Noev, Bulgarian singer-songwriter (Ostava)
  • Sep 23 Jaime Bergman, American model and actress
  • Sep 23 Layzie Bone [Steven Howse], American rapper (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Sep 23 Chris Hawkins, British radio personality
  • Sep 24 Kyle Turley, American National Football League offensive lineman, born in Provo, Utah
  • Sep 24 Nick Hague, American NASA astronaut (Soyuz MS-10 & 12), born in Belleville, Kansas
  • Sep 25 Declan Donnelly, English television presenter (Ant and Dec), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Sep 25 Matt Hasselbeck, American football player, born in Boulder, Colorado
  • Sep 25 Daniel Hyde, British actor (Hollyoaks), born in London, England
  • Sep 25 Mariusz Duda, Polish rock bassist and singer (Riverside), born in Wegorzewo, Poland
  • Sep 26 Emma Härdelin, Swedish singer (Garmarna and Triakel), born in Krokom, Sweden
  • Sep 26 Jake Paltrow, American film director and brother of Gwyneth Paltrow, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 27 Ed Gray, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
  • Sep 27 Tajama Abraham, WNBA center (Sacramento Monarchs)
  • Sep 28 Karan Ashley Jackson, Odessa Tx, actress (Aisha-Mighty Power Rangers)
  • Sep 28 Mandy Barnett, American country singer ("Maybe"; "The Whispering Wind"), born in Crossville, Tennesee
  • Sep 28 Lenny Krayzelburg, American swimmer
  • Sep 29 Heather Pease, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996), born in Monterey, California
  • Sep 29 Albert Celades, Spanish football player (Barcelona, Real Madrid), born in Barcelona, Spain

Marion Cotillard

Sep 30 Marion Cotillard, French actress (Inception, La Vie en Rose, Rust and Bone), born in Paris, France

  • Sep 30 Carlos Guillén, Venezuelan baseball shortstop (3-time MLB All Star; Seattle Mariners, Detroit Tigers), born in Maracay, Aragua

Famous Weddings

Danielle Steel

Sep 13 Novelist Danielle Steel (28) weds Danny Zugelder in the prison canteen

Dudley Moore

Sep 20 British comic actor Dudley Moore (40) weds American actress Tuesday Weld (31) ; divorced in 1980


Famous Deaths

  • Sep 4 Walter Tetley, American cartoon voice (Sherman-Bullwinkle Show), dies at 60
  • Sep 5 Georg Ots, Estonian baritone singer,m and actor, dies of a brain tumor at 55
  • Sep 8 John Mylong, Austrian actor (Robot Monsters), dies at 82
  • Sep 9 Ethel Griffies, actress (Billy Liar, Birds), dies at 97
  • Sep 9 John McGiver, American actor (Patty Duke Show, Jimmy Stewart Show; Fitzwilly), dies from a heart attack at 61
  • Sep 9 Minta Durfee, actress (Keystone Comedies, Mickey), dies at 85
  • Sep 10 George Paget Thomson, English physicist who demonstrated electron diffraction (Nobel 1937), dies at 83 [1]
  • Sep 10 Hans Swarowsky, Austrian conductor (Graz Opera 1947-50), dies at 75
  • Sep 12 Doc Alexander, American College Football Hall of Fame guard (Syracuse; All Pro 1921, 22; Rochester Jeffersons; NFL C'ship 1925; NY Giants), dies at 78
  • Sep 14 Walter Herbert [Seligmann], German-American conductor, impresario (Houston Grand Opera, 1955- 72; San Diego Opera, 1965-77), and world champion bridge player, dies at 77
  • Sep 16 Irene Hayes, Ziegfeld girl and businesswoman (b. 1896)
  • Sep 18 Pamela Brown, British actress (Cleopatra, I Know Where I'm Going!, Beckett), dies from pancreatic cancer at 58
  • Sep 18 Fairfield Porter, American painter, dies at 68
  • Sep 20 Saint-John Perse, French diplomat and poet (Nobel 1960), dies at 78
  • Sep 20 Vincent Lopez, American pianist and big band leader ("Nola"), dies at 79
  • Sep 22 Franz Salmhofer, composer, dies at 75
  • Sep 22 Patricia Doyle, actress (Wuthering Heights), dies at 60
  • Sep 23 Ian Hunter, South African character actor (Dr. Blood's Coffin; White Unicorn), dies at 75
  • Sep 23 René Thomas, French auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1914), dies at 89
  • Sep 24 Clive Morton, British actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Moonraker), dies at 71
  • Sep 24 Earle Cabell, American politician, 48th Mayor of Dallas (1961-64), dies at 68
  • Sep 25 Bob Considine, American journalist and author (Babe Ruth Story), dies at 68
  • Sep 27 Mark Frechette, actor (Zabriskie Point, Uomini Contro), dies at 27
  • Sep 27 Jack Lang, Australian politician (b. 1876)
  • Sep 28 Agnes Windeck, German actress (A Time to Love and a Time to Die), dies at 87
  • Sep 28 Sidney Fields, comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 77

Casey Stengel

Sep 29 Casey Stengel, American Baseball Hall of Fame manager (Yankees (1949-60), NY Met's 1st), dies of cancer at 85