March 1975 calendar

March 1975

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1975?


  • 01 Mar 1975 17th Grammy Awards: "I Honestly Love You", Marvin Hamlisch win.
  • 03 Mar 1975 Goodtime Charley opens at Palace Theater NYC for 104 performances
  • 05 Mar 1975 The Homebrew Computer Club, an early computer hobbyist club in Silicon Valley, meets for the first time. Its members include several future high-profile hackers and IT entrepreneurs, including the founders of Apple Inc.
  • 06 Mar 1975 For the first time, ever, the Zapruder film of the assassination of John F. Kennedy is shown in motion to a national TV audience by Robert J. Groden and Dick Gregory.
  • 07 Mar 1975 US Senate revises filibuster rule, allows 60 senators to limit debate.
  • 08 Mar 1975 Royal Canadian Mint announces branch mint opening in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • 09 Mar 1975 Lieutenant opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • 10 Mar 1975 Rocky Horror Show opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • 11 Mar 1975 Portugal military coup under General Spinola fails.
  • 12 Mar 1975 Vietcong conquer Ban me Thuot, South Vietnam.
  • 13 Mar 1975 Vietnam War: South Vietnam President Nguyen van Thieu orders the Central Highlands evacuated. This turns into a mass exodus involving troops and civilians (the ''Convoy of Tears'').
  • 15 Mar 1975 Bundy victim Julie Cunningham disappears from Vail, Colorado
  • 16 Mar 1975 Lieutenant closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • 17 Mar 1975 Valeri Muratov skates world record 1000 metre (1:16.92).
  • 18 Mar 1975 Kurds end fight against Iraqi army.
  • 19 Mar 1975 Dr Jazz opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 21 Mar 1975 Ethiopia ends monarchy after 3000 years.
  • 22 Mar 1975 Dinge-competed wins Eurovisie Song festival
  • 23 Mar 1975 Sue Roberts wins LPGA Bing Crosby International Golf Classic.
  • 24 Mar 1975 Muhammad Ali TKOs Chuck Wepner in 15 rounds to retain the heavyweight boxing title.
  • 25 Mar 1975 Faisal ibn Abd al-Aziz, king of Saudi-Arabia (1964-75), shot to death by nephew at age 68.
  • 26 Mar 1975 Tommy premieres in London
  • 27 Mar 1975 Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins.
  • 28 Mar 1975 In Eastern Idaho, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake occurs.
  • 29 Mar 1975 Only 2nd time Islanders beat Rangers
  • 30 Mar 1975 Ron Lalonde scores the first hat trick by a Washington Capitals' player.
  • 10 Mar 1975 Vietnam War: Ho Chi Minh Campaign: North Vietnamese troops attack Ban Mê Thuột in the South on their way to capturing Saigon in the final push for victory over South Vietnam.
vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - Best Of My Love
  2. - Have You Never Been Mellow
  3. - Black Water
  4. - My Eyes Adored You
  5. - Lady Marmalade (Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi)

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - January
  2. - If
  3. - Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)
  4. - Bye Bye Baby
  5. - Please Mr Postman


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in March 1975?

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:

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 …

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.

The Bankers by Martin Mayer

The Bankers


The Bankers 2 explores the fluidity of banking and money in today's computer age. It also examines the changing economic roles of banks and financial institutions and the growth of the economy.

A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan

A Bridge Too Far


This is the classic account of one of World War II's most dramatic battles.