October 1975 calendar

October 1975

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1975?


  • 01 Oct 1975 Heavyweight Muhammad Ali KOs Joe Frazier in Manilla
  • 02 Oct 1975 A blast at an explosives factory kills 6 in Beloeil, Quebec.
  • 03 Oct 1975 George Harrison releases Extra Texture album in the UK
  • 09 Oct 1975 Emperor Hirohito of Japan visits San Francisco, California.
  • 10 Oct 1975 Israel formally signs Sinai accord with Egypt.
  • 11 Oct 1975 Bill Clinton weds Hillary Rodham
  • 12 Oct 1975 NASA launches space vehicle S-195.
  • 13 Oct 1975 9th Country Music Association Award: John Denver wins
  • 14 Oct 1975 President Gerald Ford escapes injury when his limousine is struck broadside.
  • 16 Oct 1975 The Balibo Five, a group of Australian television journalists based in the town of Balibo in the then Portuguese Timor (now East Timor), are killed by Indonesian troops.
  • 17 Oct 1975 Bee Gees Maurice Gibb weds Yvonne Spencely
  • 18 Oct 1975 Simon and Garfunkel reunite on SNL, sing My Little Town
  • 19 Oct 1975 Chorus Line opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 6137 performances
  • 20 Oct 1975 Supreme Court rules teachers could spank their pupils after warning
  • 21 Oct 1975 Treemonisha opens at Uris Theater NYC for 64 performances
  • 22 Oct 1975 Me & Bessie opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 453 performances
  • 23 Oct 1975 Battle between Cuba and South Africa troops in Angola
  • 24 Oct 1975 Turkish diplomat shot dead in Paris
  • 25 Oct 1975 Denv Nuggets 1st game at McNichols Sports Arena beat St. Louis Spirits
  • 26 Oct 1975 Cuba beats Mexico for its 4th Pan Am Games Gold Medal in baseball
  • 27 Oct 1975 Covers of both Time and Newsweek picture rock singer Bruce Springsteen
  • 28 Oct 1975 Calvin Murphy (Houston) begins NBA free throw streak of 58 games
  • 29 Oct 1975 Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffer kills 1st victim
  • 30 Oct 1975 Giants pitcher John the Count of Montefusco wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 31 Oct 1975 Bob Geldof 1st appearance with Boomtown Rats
  • 14 Oct 1975 An RAF Avro Vulcan bomber explodes and crashes over Żabbar, Malta after an aborted landing, killing five crew members and one person on the ground.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Fame
  2. - Bad Blood
  3. - Island Girl
  4. - I'm Sorry
  5. - Calypso

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Sailing
  2. - Hold Me Close
  3. - The Last Farewell
  4. - I Only Have Eyes For You
  5. - Moonlighting


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in October 1975?

The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux

The Great Railway Bazaar


Paul Theroux's bizarre, original, and highly entertaining railway odyssey was published over thirty years ago. It has since become a classic in travel literature.

Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow



The Modern Library selected Ragtime as one of the 100 greatest novels of all-time. Published in 1975, Ragtime revolutionized our notion of what a novel can be.

Looking for Mr. Goodbar by Judith Rossner

Looking for Mr. Goodbar


Based on a true story, Looking for Mr. Goodbar is the #1 New York Times Bestseller. It's a story about love, power, and death during 1970s sexual revolution.

Circus by Alistair MacLean



The classic tale of espionage in Cold War Europe is back! Where the greatest circus acrobat of the world must enter an impenetrable castle, the master of action has reissued it.

Without Feathers by Woody Allen

Without Feathers


These are some of the most hilarious tales and ruminations that have ever been published by one of the greatest comic minds of all time.