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.
  • Soul singer Jackie Wilson suffers a heart attack while singing on stage at the Latin Casino in Cherry Hill, New Jersey; he survives, but never fully recovers
  • USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • WGPR-TV Detroit, 1st Black-owned station in US, began broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert Celades, Spanish football player (Barcelona, Real Madrid), born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Heather Pease, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996), born in Monterey, California

Famous Deaths

Casey 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? 46 years and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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