On This Day

What Happened on September 16, 1975

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Papua New Guinea gains independence from Australia (National Day)
  • Pirates beat Cubs 22-0, Rennie Stennett is 3rd to go 7 for 7
  • Rennie Stennett is 2nd to hit 7-for-7 in a 9-inning game
  • 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)