On This Day

What Happened on September 20, 1975

Historical Events

#1 in the Charts

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

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie
  • Gary Sentman draws a record 176 lb longbow to a maximum 28½" draw

Ryder Cup

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


Famous Birthdays

  • Asia Argento, Italian actress (Marie Antoinette), Weinstein accuser, born in Rome, Italy
  • Juan Pablo Montoya, Colombian-American race car driver, born in Bogotá, Colombia

Famous Weddings

Dudley Moore

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

Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician
Dudley Moore

Famous Deaths

  • Saint-John Perse, French diplomat and poet (Nobel 1960), dies at 78
1975 Highlights

About September 20, 1975

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 1 month and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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