May 1975 calendar

May 1975

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1975?


  • 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
  • 01 May 1975 The Särkänniemi Amusement Park opens in Tampere, Finland.
vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)
  2. - Shining Star
  3. - Before The Next Teardrop Falls
  4. - (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song
  5. - Thank God I'm A Country Boy

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Bye Bye Baby
  2. - Stand By Your Man
  3. - Fox On The Run
  4. - Oh Boy
  5. - Love Me Love My Dog


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in May 1975?

Breach Of Faith by Theodore H. White

Breach Of Faith


We didn't immediately grasp the threat posed by Nixon's 1973-1974 crisis. The problem, however, was that the President had elevated himself above all drama and confusion.

The Ascent Of Man by J. Bronowski

The Ascent Of Man


Man's Ascent

The Promise Of Joy by Allen Drury

The Promise Of Joy


The Advise and Consent series has been a landmark in political fiction. It displays a deep understanding of Washington and compelling characters that propelled each novel to the top.

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.

Here At The New Yorker by Brendan Gill

Here At The New Yorker


Brendan Gill, a happy inmate at the New Yorker for over 60 years, has been contentedly incarcerated there. This is a loving account of the magazine that has been regarded as a home for many years.