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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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 August 1975: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1975?


Events

  • 01 Aug 1975 38 government leaders signs Helsinki accord
  • 03 Aug 1975 Poland and West germany reach accord about returning ethnic Germans
  • 04 Aug 1975 Robert Plant is involved in a car crash in Rhodes
  • 05 Aug 1975 Phillies 1st 8 batters get hits for a record, beat Cubs 13-5
  • 09 Aug 1975 Dodger Davey Lopes steals record 32nd consecutive base without being caught
  • 10 Aug 1975 57th PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 276 at Firestone Akron
  • 11 Aug 1975 US vetoes proposed admission of North and South Vietnam to United Nations.
  • 14 Aug 1975 Dmitri Shotakovitch, buried at the Novodevitshi-convent
  • 15 Aug 1975 Bangladesh's founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is killed along with most members of his family during a military coup.
  • 16 Aug 1975 Rodgers & Hart closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 108 performances
  • 17 Aug 1975 Jo Ann Washam wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
  • 19 Aug 1975 Astros hire Bill Virdon to replace Preston Gomez as manager
  • 20 Aug 1975 Viking 1 launched to orbit around Mars, soft landing
  • 21 Aug 1975 US lightens trade embargo against Cuba
  • 22 Aug 1975 Assassination attempt on President Gerald Ford
  • 23 Aug 1975 Classical Way wins Championship Cup at Roosevelt Raceway
  • 24 Aug 1975 Davey Lopes steals his 38th consecutive base, then thrown out stealing
  • 27 Aug 1975 1st night match at US Tennis Open (Parun defeats Smith)
  • 29 Aug 1975 Star in Cygnus goes nova becoming fourth brightest in sky.
  • 30 Aug 1975 KTW-AM in Seattle Washington changes call letters to KYAC (now KKFX)

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Memento

Memento

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior

Country: United States of America

Pather Panchali

Pather Panchali

Directed by: Satyajit Ray

Starring: Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee, Subir Banerjee, Chunibala Devi

Country: United States of America

Rocco and His Brothers

Rocco and His Brothers

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot, Claudia Cardinale

Country: United States of America

Rashomon

Rashomon

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

Country: United States of America

Sholay

Sholay

Directed by: Ramesh Sippy

Starring: Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1975?
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The Boat by Lothar-Gunther Buchheim

The Boat

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Autumn 1941. A U-boat is on a hazardous patrol in the Battle of the Atlantic, but the tide is beginning to turn against the Germans.

Breach Of Faith by Theodore H. White

Breach Of Faith

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The Nixon crisis of 1973-1974 threatened the nation in ways we did not immediately understand. Stripped of drama and confusion, however, the problem was that our President had placed himself above

Circus by Alistair MacLean

Circus

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Reissue of the classic tale of espionage set in Cold War Europe, where the world’s greatest circus acrobat must break into an impenetrable fortress, from the acclaimed master of action and

How The Good Guys Finally Won by Jimmy Breslin

How The Good Guys Finally Won

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192 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. The Viking Press (ISBN 0670382078). 1975 stated first.

Conversations With Kennedy by Benjamin C. Bradlee

Conversations With Kennedy

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"Give[s] us a good idea of what Jack Kennedy was really like—probably as good an idea as anything likely to be written about him [him].