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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1975?


Events

  • 01 May 1975 Islander Parise and Potvin score within 14 seconds in playoffs Flyers 5-Isles 4 - Semifinals - Flyers hold 2-0 lead
  • 02 May 1975 Apple Records closes down.
  • 03 May 1975 101st Kentucky Derby: Jacinto Vasquez on Foolish Pleasure wins 2:02.
  • 04 May 1975 Flyers 1-Isles 0-Semis-Flyers hold 3-0 lead-Isles held to 14 shots
  • 05 May 1975 Pulitzer prize awarded to Michael Shaara (Killer Angels)
  • 06 May 1975 3 people die in tornado that strikes Omaha, Nebraska
  • 07 May 1975 Flyers 3-Isles 4 (OT) - Semifinals - Flyers hold 3-1 lead
  • 09 May 1975 Brian Oldfield shot puts 22.86 m (world record)
  • 11 May 1975 Flyers 1-Isles 2 - Semifinals - Series tied at 3 games
  • 12 May 1975 US merchant ship Mayaguez seized by Cambodian forces.
  • 13 May 1975 Rodgers & Hart opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 108 performances
  • 14 May 1975 French press reports massive deportation from Cambodia.
  • 15 May 1975 Emmy 2nd Daytime Award and Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
  • 16 May 1975 Wings release Listen to What the Man Said in the UK
  • 17 May 1975 Funky Gibbon by The Goodies hits #79
  • 19 May 1975 27th Emmy Awards: Mary Tyler Moore Show, Robert Blake and Jean Marsh
  • 21 May 1975 Lowell W Perry confirmed as Chairman of Equal Opportunity Comm
  • 22 May 1975 The first legal numbers game in the USA is New Jersey State Lottery's "Pick-it", in which players choose their own 3-digit number in a daily drawing.
  • 24 May 1975 Dutch Government of De Uyl decides to obtain an F-16 fighter jet.
  • 25 May 1975 29th NBA Championship: Golden State Warriors sweep Washington Bullets in four games.
  • 26 May 1975 Tennis game in the Surrey championships lasts 31 minutes.
  • 27 May 1975 Paul McCartney releases Venus & Mars
  • 28 May 1975 Soyuz 18 launched.
  • 30 May 1975 Wings release Venus & Mars album
  • 31 May 1975 Goodtime Charley closes at Palace Theater NYC after 104 performances

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Movies

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

The Shining

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Country: United States of America

Braveheart

Braveheart

Directed by: Mel Gibson

Starring: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen

Country: United States of America

Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3

Directed by: Lee Unkrich

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty

Country: United States of America

Requiem for a Dream

Requiem for a Dream

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans

Country: United States of America

Batman Begins

Batman Begins

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Liam Neeson

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1975?
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The Bermuda Triangle by Charles Berlitz

The Bermuda Triangle

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Bermuda Triangle

Something Happened by Joseph Heller

Something Happened

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Bob Slocum was living the American dream. He had a beautiful wife, three lovely children, a nice house...and all the mistresses he desired. He had it all -- all, that is, but happiness.

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].

All Things Bright And Beautiful by James Herriot

All Things Bright And Beautiful

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Two years ago when we published James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small, we called it a "miracle between covers." In the first major review of the book, Alfred Ames said:

The Moneychangers by Arthur Hailey

The Moneychangers

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Arthur Hailey’s #1 New York Times–bestselling novel takes readers behind the bronze doors of a major American bank and into the secret world of big money Ben Roselli, president of First Mercantile American