On This Day

What Happened on September 5, 1975

Historical Events

MurderAssassination Attempt

First assassination attempt on US President Gerald Ford by Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme in Sacramento, California

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • Portugal Prime Minister Vasco Gonçalves dismissed
  • Wings release single "Letting Go"

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Greywolf [David Vogt], German heavy metal guitarist and record producer (Powerwolf), born in Berus, West Germany
  • George Boateng, Dutch footballer, born in Nkawkaw, Ghana
  • Matt Geyer, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Blacktown, Sydney, Australia
  • Rod Barajas, Mexican-American baseball player, born in Ontario, California

Famous Deaths

  • Georg Ots, Estonian baritone singer,m and actor, dies of a brain tumor at 55
1975 Highlights

About September 5, 1975

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 46 years and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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