February 1975 calendar

February 1975

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1975?


  • 01 Feb 1975 Hoppy, Gene & Me by Roy Rogers peaks at #65
  • 02 Feb 1975 Army offensive against rebels in Eritrea, Ethiopia.
  • 03 Feb 1975 Billy Herman, Earl Averill, and Bucky Harris elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • 04 Feb 1975 Haicheng earthquake (magnitude 7.3 on the Richter scale) occurs in Haicheng, Liaoning, China.
  • 06 Feb 1975 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 07 Feb 1975 NBA New Orleans Jazz end a 28-game road losing streak.
  • 08 Feb 1975 Caps only got one shot in a period against Islanders
  • 09 Feb 1975 Soyuz 17 returns to Earth.
  • 11 Feb 1975 Margaret Thatcher defeats Edward Heath for Conservative leadership.
  • 13 Feb 1975 Cyprus premier Denktash proclaims Turkish-Cypriot Federation.
  • 14 Feb 1975 Bomb explodes at annex of Amsterdam metro station, Netherlands.
  • 16 Feb 1975 Washington Capitals' first NHL shutout, beating Kansas City Scouts 3-0.
  • 18 Feb 1975 2nd American Music Award
  • 20 Feb 1975 Margaret Thatcher elected leader of British Conservative Party.
  • 21 Feb 1975 John Mitchell, former Chief of Staff Harry R Haldeman, and John D Ehrlichman sentenced to 2.5-8 years.
  • 23 Feb 1975 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic.
  • 25 Feb 1975 Ewen Chatfield flattened by Peter Lever and seriously injured
  • 26 Feb 1975 Night... Made America Famous opens at Barrymore NYC for 75 performances
  • 27 Feb 1975 CDU-politician Peter Lorentz kidnapped in West Berlin.
  • 28 Feb 1975 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 05 Feb 1975 Riots break out in Lima, Peru after the police forces go on strike the day before. The uprising (locally known as the Limazo) is bloodily suppressed by the military dictatorship.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Laughter In The Rain
  2. - Fire
  3. - You're No Good
  4. - Pick Up The Pieces
  5. - Best Of My Love

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Streets Of London
  2. - January
  3. - Down Down
  4. - Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)
  5. - Ms Grace


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in February 1975?

The Dogs Of War by Frederick Forsyth

The Dogs Of War


"Knocking off an armoured truck or a bank is just crude. A whole republic can be taken down with a single stroke. Sir James Manson is a shadowy titan in London's financial sector who is plotting a coup d’etat within …

The Woman He Loved by Ralph G. Martin

The Woman He Loved


Windsor, Wallis Warfield Duchess Of Britain and Edward VIII King of Great Britain biography by the Duke and Duchess 1972

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 Ebony Tower by John Fowles

The Ebony Tower


The Ebony Tower consists of a novella and three stories. It also includes a translation from a medieval French tale. This book explores the tangled relationships between love, hate, pleasure, pain, reality, fantasy, and reality.

Something Happened by Joseph Heller

Something Happened


Bob Slocum lived the American dream. He was blessed with a lovely wife, three beautiful children, a nice home, and all the mistresses that he wanted. He had it all, all except happiness.