April 1975 calendar

April 1975

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1975.
The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1975: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1975?


  • 01 Apr 1975 Cambodia President Lon Nol flees for Red Khmer.
  • 02 Apr 1975 Vietnam War: Thousands of civilian refugees flee from the Quang Ngai Province in front of advancing North Vietnamese troops.
  • 03 Apr 1975 James Rupers kills his family to inherit
  • 04 Apr 1975 130, killed as USAF plane evacuating Vietnamese orphans crashes
  • 05 Apr 1975 Letter for Queen Victoria closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 18 performances
  • 06 Apr 1975 Night... Made America Famous closes at Barrymore NYC after 75 performances
  • 08 Apr 1975 47th Academy Awards - Godfather II, Ellen Burstyn and Art Carney win.
  • 09 Apr 1975 The first game of the Philippine Basketball Association, the second oldest professional basketball league in the world.
  • 10 Apr 1975 Rangers score 8 goals against Islanders in playoffs
  • 11 Apr 1975 JP Parise 11 sec OT goal-Isles 1st playoff advance eliminates Rangers
  • 12 Apr 1975 Linda Ronstadt releases When Will I Be Loved
  • 13 Apr 1975 Penguins 5-Isles 4 - Quarterfinals - Penguins hold 1-0 lead
  • 15 Apr 1975 1st appearance of San Diego Chicken
  • 16 Apr 1975 Cambodian Red Khmer occupy Phnom Penh
  • 17 Apr 1975 Khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Kampuchea National Day)
  • 18 Apr 1975 John Lennon releases Stand by Me
  • 19 Apr 1975 India launches 1st satellite with help of the USSR
  • 20 Apr 1975 29th Tony Awards: Equus and The Wiz win.
  • 21 Apr 1975 Liane Winter wins world record female Boston marathon (2:42:24)
  • 22 Apr 1975 Penguins 2-Isles 4 - Quarterfinals - Penguins hold 3-2 lead
  • 24 Apr 1975 Penguins 1-Isles 4 - Quarterfinals - series tied at 3-3
  • 25 Apr 1975 West German embassy blown-up in Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 26 Apr 1975 Penguins 0-Isles 1 - Quarterfinals - Isles win series 4-3
  • 27 Apr 1975 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Charity Golf Classic.
  • 28 Apr 1975 John Lennon appears on Tonight andRingo on Smother Brothers
  • 29 Apr 1975 Ethiopia nationalizes all ground / earth
  • 30 Apr 1975 Fall of Saigon (or Liberation of Saigon from the Communist perspective): Communist forces gain control of Saigon. The Vietnam War formally ends with the unconditional surrender of South Vietnamese president Duong Van Minh.
  • 03 Apr 1975 Vietnam War: Operation Babylift, a mass evacuation of children in the closing stages of the war begins.
vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 1975?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Lovin' You
  2. - Philadelphia Freedom
  3. - (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song
  4. - He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)
  5. - No No Song

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - If
  2. - Bye Bye Baby
  3. - Fox On The Run
  4. - Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)
  5. - Love Me Love My Dog


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in April 1975?

Harlequin by Morris West



Paul Desmond admires George Harlequin, his friend and close friend for his exceptional European breeding. Harlequin is the head of a highly regarded Swiss bank and is part of a small group of gentlemen whose bond is their handshake.

The Bermuda Triangle by Charles Berlitz

The Bermuda Triangle


Bermuda Triangle

Here At The New Yorker by Brendan Gill

Here At The New Yorker


Brendan Gill, a happy inmate at the New Yorker for over 60 years, has been contentedly incarcerated there. This is a loving account of the magazine that has been regarded as a home for many years.

Strictly Speaking by Edwin Newman

Strictly Speaking


. 1974, 205pp

Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry

Helter Skelter


1976 Bantam Books; 28th Printing; Helter Skelter. By Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry. Includes 64 pages of "chilling", black-and-white photographs.