August 1975 calendar

August 1975

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1975?


  • 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)
  • 04 Aug 1975 The Japanese Red Army takes more than 50 hostages at the AIA Building housing several embassies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The hostages include the U.S. consul and the Swedish ChargĂ© d'affaires. The gunmen win the release of five imprisoned comrades and fly with them to Libya.
vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - One Of These Nights
  2. - Jive Talkin'
  3. - Fallin' In Love
  4. - Get Down Tonight
  5. - I'm Not In Love

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Tears On My Pillow
  2. - I Can't Give You Anything (But My Love)
  3. - Give A Little Love
  4. - Barbados
  5. - Misty


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in August 1975?

The Ascent Of Man by J. Bronowski

The Ascent Of Man


Man's Ascent

Conversations With Kennedy by Benjamin C. Bradlee

Conversations With Kennedy


"Give[s] us] a good idea about Jack Kennedy's real like--probably as good as any idea that is likely to be written [about him]".

The Massacre At Fall Creek by Jessamyn West

The Massacre At Fall Creek


Based on historical events, this dramatic and sweeping story traces the life of Indiana's frontier in 1824. The Fall Creek Massacre was an extraordinary event. It was the first time that whites were ever recorded.

Circus by Alistair MacLean



The classic tale of espionage in Cold War Europe is back! Where the greatest circus acrobat of the world must enter an impenetrable castle, the master of action has reissued it.

Shogun by James Clavell



An English adventurer. A Japanese warlord who is invincible. Beautiful woman caught between two worlds, one of which is love.