On This Day

What Happened on September 29, 1975

Historical Events

  • "Three For Money" debuts on NBC-TV
  • Jackie Wilson, slips into an irreversible coma; he dies in 1984
  • Sharon Dahlonega Raiford Bush becomes American television's first African-American weathercaster.
  • USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • WGPR-TV Detroit, 1st Black-owned station in US, began broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert Celades, Spanish football player
  • Heather Pease, Monterey California, synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestCasey Stengel

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

Baseball Hall of Fame Manager Casey Stengel
Baseball Hall of Fame Manager
Casey Stengel

1975 Highlights

About September 29, 1975

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 1 month and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra