On This Day

What Happened on September 1, 1975

Historical Events

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


Jerry Lewis' 10th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

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

Baseball Record

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

  • NYC transit fare rises from 35 cents to 50 cents
  • US stripper well oil prices decontrolled

Famous Birthdays

  • Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Australian actress (Neighbours), and rock singer (Rough Tarders - "Voodoo Child"), born in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
  • Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Puerto Rican guitarist
  • Scott Speedman, English-born actor

Famous Weddings

1975 Highlights

About September 1, 1975

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 3 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Labor Day (United States), Labour Day (Canada)

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