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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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Love and Death

Love and Death

Release year: 1975

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Georges Adet, Frank Adu

Country: United States of America

Nashville

Nashville

Release year: 1975

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Keith Carradine, Karen Black, Ronee Blakley, Shelley Duvall

Country: United States of America

Fox and His Friends

Fox and His Friends

Release year: 1975

Directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Starring: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Peter Chatel, Karlheinz Böhm, Adrian Hoven

The Hiding Place

The Hiding Place

Release year: 1975

Directed by: James F. Collier

Starring: Julie Harris, Jeannette Clift, Arthur O'Connell, Robert Rietty

The Return of the Pink Panther

The Return of the Pink Panther

Release year: 1975

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Peter Sellers, Christopher Plummer, Catherine Schell, Herbert Lom

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1975?
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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:

Strictly Speaking by Edwin Newman

Strictly Speaking

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. 1974, 205pp

Spindrift by Phyllis A. Whitney

Spindrift

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Spindrift by Phyllis A. Whitney. From the book jacket inside front cover: Inside the walls of a palatial Newport estate, a violent struggle was beginning.

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].

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