January 1975 calendar

January 1975

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1975?


  • 01 Jan 1975 Private ownership of gold is legalized in the USA.
  • 02 Jan 1975 US Department of Interior designates grizzly bear a threatened species.
  • 04 Jan 1975 Good News closes at St. James Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 05 Jan 1975 Wiz opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1672 performances
  • 06 Jan 1975 AM America, premieres on ABC-TV with Bill Beutel as host
  • 07 Jan 1975 Shenandoah opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 1050 performances
  • 08 Jan 1975 US Judge Sirica orders release of Watergate's John W Dean III, Herbert W Kalmbach and Jeb Stuart Magruder from prison.
  • 09 Jan 1975 600 employees of Royal Canadian Mint go on strike.
  • 11 Jan 1975 Soyuz 17 carries two cosmonauts to space station Salyut 4.
  • 12 Jan 1975 Super Bowl IX: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Minnesota Vikings, 16-6 in New Orleans, Louisiana; Most Valuable Player: Franco Harris, Running Back.
  • 14 Jan 1975 USSR breaks trade agreement with US.
  • 15 Jan 1975 Space Mountain opens at Disneyland in Anaheim, California.
  • 18 Jan 1975 Jeffersons spinoff from All in the Family premieres on CBS
  • 19 Jan 1975 Thomas Hart Benton, American painter (Born 1889)
  • 20 Jan 1975 5th NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 17-10.
  • 21 Jan 1975 28th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 7-1 at MontrTal.
  • 22 Jan 1975 Landsat 2, an Earth Resources Technology Satellite, launched
  • 23 Jan 1975 Barney Miller premieres on ABC TV
  • 24 Jan 1975 Hot l Baltimore situation comedy premieres on ABC TV
  • 26 Jan 1975 Immaculata University defeats the University of Maryland 80-48 in the first nationally televised women's basketball game in the United States. quotWomen Cagers Make TV Debutquot, ''Ocala (FL) Star-Bannerquot, January 27, 1975, p2B
  • 28 Jan 1975 8th ABA All-Star Game: East 151 beats West 124 at San Antonio.
  • 29 Jan 1975 Men on the Moon opens at Little Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 30 Jan 1975 The Monitor National Marine Sanctuary is established as the first United States National Marine Sanctuary.
  • 31 Jan 1975 John Lennon releases #9 Dream

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

  1. - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
  2. - Mandy
  3. - Please Mr. Postman
  4. - Laughter In The Rain
  5. - You're The First, The Last, My Everything

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Bohemian Rhapsody
  2. - Lonely This Christmas
  3. - Streets Of London
  4. - The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine
  5. - Down Down


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Sweeney

The Sweeney

Release year: 1975

Written by:

Starring: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Stepford Wives

The Stepford Wives

Release year: 1975

Directed by: Bryan Forbes

Starring: Katharine Ross, Paula Prentiss, Peter Masterson, Nanette Newman

Country: United States of America



Release year: 1975

Directed by: Joseph Losey

Starring: Topol, Edward Fox, Colin Blakely, Georgia Brown

Report to the Commissioner

Report to the Commissioner

Release year: 1975

Directed by: Milton Katselas

Starring: Michael Moriarty, Yaphet Kotto, Susan Blakely, Hector Elizondo

Flatfoot in Hong Kong

Flatfoot in Hong Kong

Release year: 1975

Directed by: Steno

Starring: Bud Spencer, Al Lettieri, Enzo Cannavale, Renato Scarpa


Which were the most popular books released in January 1975?
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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carre

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy


The New York Times bestseller author of The Spy Who Came In from the Cold and The Night Manager. Now a TV series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carre's latest novel, A Legacy of Spies is now available.

The Choirboys by Joseph Wambaugh

The Choirboys


Los Angeles Police Department partners, they are haunted by the dark secrets of nightwatch-shared predawn drinks and the sex sessions they call "chore practice." Each one carries his cynicism as a bulletproof jockstrap. He has his horror story and his …

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.

All Things Bright And Beautiful by James Herriot

All Things Bright And Beautiful


When we published James Herriot’s All Creatures Great and Small two years ago, we called it "miracle between the covers". Alfred Ames wrote:

Strictly Speaking by Edwin Newman

Strictly Speaking


. 1974, 205pp