On This Day

What Happened on September 16, 1975

Historical Events

  • Papua New Guinea gains independence from Australia (National Day)
  • 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
  • The first prototype of the MiG-31 interceptor makes its maiden flight.

Famous Birthdays

  • Kip Harkrider, American baseball infielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Carthage, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Irene Hayes, Ziegfeld girl and businesswoman (b. 1896)
1975 Highlights

About September 16, 1975

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 1 month and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo