On This Day

What Happened on September 6, 1975

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 6.8 quake along Anatolian Fault kills over 2,000 in Lice, Turkey

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova asks for US political asylum in New York City during the US Open

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Tawny Elaine Godin (NY), 18, crowned 48th Miss America 1976

Sport awardTennis Open

US Open Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Chris Evert wins her first of 6 US singles titles; beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley of Australia 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Derrek Lee, American baseball 1st baseman (2 x MLB All Star, 3 x Gold Glove), born in Sacramento, California