1975

In the middle of the Disco Decade, 1975 was a year that gave the world a tremendous number of developments in popular culture that have had a good deal of staying power.

1975

In January, the longstanding American game show Wheel of Fortune premiered on NBC. In April of this year, Monty Python and the Holy Grail was released, becoming one of the most enduring comedies of all time. In June, the groundbreaking film, Jaws, was released. In another development for comedy, Saturday Night Live made its debut in October. The first episode was hosted by one of the great comedians of the 20th century, George Carlin. It was also this year that Queen launched one of their most famous hits, “Bohemian Rhapsody” as a single. In the field of motorsports, the first-ever “monster truck,” called “Bigfoot,” was built this year. Sports fans will also recall that on October 1, the “Thrilla in Manila” is held: Muhammad Ali beats Joe Frazier in one of the most famous boxing matches of all time.

In politics, Margaret Thatcher won the leadership of the UK Conservative Party in February of 1975. She was the first female leader of any political party in Great Britain up to that time. 1975 was also the year that the Vietnam War came to an end. After years of brutal fighting, Saigon fell to the Northern forces. American personnel and many civilians from South Vietnam evacuated the city. With the fall of Saigon and the unconditional surrender of the South, the war in Vietnam came to a close

In the field of space exploration, NASA launched the Viking I probe to Mars. It landed successfully in 1976 and remained active on the surface for over 2,000 days, which was a record that would not be surpassed until the Opportunity rover landed in 2004.

And in a development that would change the world, Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft in April of 1975.

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Movies

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Michael Berryman, Peter Brocco

Country: United States of America

Chupke Chupke

Chupke Chupke

Directed by: Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Starring: Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri

Chhoti Si Baat

Chhoti Si Baat

Directed by: Basu Chatterjee

Starring: Ashok Kumar, Vidya Sinha, Amol Palekar, Asrani

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Directed by: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

Country: United States of America

Dersu Uzala

Dersu Uzala

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Maksim Munzuk, Yuriy Solomin, Mikhail Bychkov, Vladimir Khrulev

Country: United States of America

Books

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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

Looking for Mr. Goodbar by Judith Rossner

Looking for Mr. Goodbar

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Based on a harrowing true story, the groundbreaking #1 New York Times bestseller, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, is a story of love, power, sex, and death during the sexual revolution of the 1970s.Theresa

The Ascent Of Man by J. Bronowski

The Ascent Of Man

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The Ascent of Man

The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins

The Eagle Has Landed

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As the Allied forces slowly begin turning the tide of war, Hitler vehemently orders the impossible—kidnap Winston Churchill, or kill him.

Strictly Speaking by Edwin Newman

Strictly Speaking

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. 1974, 205pp

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Historical Events

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Events

  • 01 Jan Private ownership of gold is legalized in the USA.
  • 02 Jan US Department of Interior designates grizzly bear a threatened species.
  • 04 Jan Good News closes at St. James Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 05 Jan Wiz opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1672 performances
  • 06 Jan AM America, premieres on ABC-TV with Bill Beutel as host
  • 07 Jan Shenandoah opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 1050 performances
  • 08 Jan US Judge Sirica orders release of Watergate's John W Dean III, Herbert W Kalmbach and Jeb Stuart Magruder from prison.
  • 09 Jan 600 employees of Royal Canadian Mint go on strike.
  • 11 Jan Soyuz 17 carries two cosmonauts to space station Salyut 4.
  • 12 Jan Super Bowl IX: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Minnesota Vikings, 16-6 in New Orleans, Louisiana; Most Valuable Player: Franco Harris, Running Back.
  • 14 Jan USSR breaks trade agreement with US.
  • 15 Jan Space Mountain opens at Disneyland in Anaheim, California.
  • 18 Jan Jeffersons spinoff from All in the Family premieres on CBS
  • 19 Jan Thomas Hart Benton, American painter (Born 1889)
  • 20 Jan 5th NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 17-10.
  • 21 Jan 28th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 7-1 at MontrTal.
  • 22 Jan Landsat 2, an Earth Resources Technology Satellite, launched
  • 23 Jan Barney Miller premieres on ABC TV
  • 24 Jan Hot l Baltimore situation comedy premieres on ABC TV
  • 26 Jan Immaculata University defeats the University of Maryland 80-48 in the first nationally televised women's basketball game in the United States. quotWomen Cagers Make TV Debutquot, ''Ocala (FL) Star-Bannerquot, January 27, 1975, p2B
  • 28 Jan 8th ABA All-Star Game: East 151 beats West 124 at San Antonio.
  • 29 Jan Men on the Moon opens at Little Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 30 Jan The Monitor National Marine Sanctuary is established as the first United States National Marine Sanctuary.
  • 31 Jan John Lennon releases #9 Dream
  • 01 Feb Hoppy, Gene & Me by Roy Rogers peaks at #65
  • 02 Feb Army offensive against rebels in Eritrea, Ethiopia.
  • 03 Feb Billy Herman, Earl Averill, and Bucky Harris elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • 04 Feb Haicheng earthquake (magnitude 7.3 on the Richter scale) occurs in Haicheng, Liaoning, China.
  • 06 Feb US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 07 Feb NBA New Orleans Jazz end a 28-game road losing streak.
  • 08 Feb Caps only got one shot in a period against Islanders
  • 09 Feb Soyuz 17 returns to Earth.
  • 11 Feb Margaret Thatcher defeats Edward Heath for Conservative leadership.
  • 13 Feb Cyprus premier Denktash proclaims Turkish-Cypriot Federation.
  • 14 Feb Bomb explodes at annex of Amsterdam metro station, Netherlands.
  • 16 Feb Washington Capitals' first NHL shutout, beating Kansas City Scouts 3-0.
  • 18 Feb 2nd American Music Award
  • 20 Feb Margaret Thatcher elected leader of British Conservative Party.
  • 21 Feb John Mitchell, former Chief of Staff Harry R Haldeman, and John D Ehrlichman sentenced to 2.5-8 years.
  • 23 Feb Amy Alcott wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic.
  • 25 Feb Ewen Chatfield flattened by Peter Lever and seriously injured
  • 26 Feb Night... Made America Famous opens at Barrymore NYC for 75 performances
  • 27 Feb CDU-politician Peter Lorentz kidnapped in West Berlin.
  • 28 Feb US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 01 Mar 17th Grammy Awards: "I Honestly Love You", Marvin Hamlisch win.
  • 03 Mar Goodtime Charley opens at Palace Theater NYC for 104 performances
  • 05 Mar 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 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 US Senate revises filibuster rule, allows 60 senators to limit debate.
  • 08 Mar Royal Canadian Mint announces branch mint opening in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • 09 Mar Lieutenant opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • 10 Mar Rocky Horror Show opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • 11 Mar Portugal military coup under General Spinola fails.
  • 12 Mar Vietcong conquer Ban me Thuot, South Vietnam.
  • 13 Mar 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 Bundy victim Julie Cunningham disappears from Vail, Colorado
  • 16 Mar Lieutenant closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • 17 Mar Valeri Muratov skates world record 1000 metre (1:16.92).
  • 18 Mar Kurds end fight against Iraqi army.
  • 19 Mar Dr Jazz opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 21 Mar Ethiopia ends monarchy after 3000 years.
  • 22 Mar Dinge-competed wins Eurovisie Song festival
  • 23 Mar Sue Roberts wins LPGA Bing Crosby International Golf Classic.
  • 24 Mar Muhammad Ali TKOs Chuck Wepner in 15 rounds to retain the heavyweight boxing title.
  • 25 Mar Faisal ibn Abd al-Aziz, king of Saudi-Arabia (1964-75), shot to death by nephew at age 68.
  • 26 Mar Tommy premieres in London
  • 27 Mar Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins.
  • 28 Mar In Eastern Idaho, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake occurs.
  • 29 Mar Only 2nd time Islanders beat Rangers
  • 30 Mar Ron Lalonde scores the first hat trick by a Washington Capitals' player.
  • 01 Apr Cambodia President Lon Nol flees for Red Khmer.
  • 02 Apr Vietnam War: Thousands of civilian refugees flee from the Quang Ngai Province in front of advancing North Vietnamese troops.
  • 03 Apr James Rupers kills his family to inherit
  • 04 Apr 130, killed as USAF plane evacuating Vietnamese orphans crashes
  • 05 Apr Letter for Queen Victoria closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 18 performances
  • 06 Apr Night... Made America Famous closes at Barrymore NYC after 75 performances
  • 08 Apr 47th Academy Awards - Godfather II, Ellen Burstyn and Art Carney win.
  • 09 Apr The first game of the Philippine Basketball Association, the second oldest professional basketball league in the world.
  • 10 Apr Rangers score 8 goals against Islanders in playoffs
  • 11 Apr JP Parise 11 sec OT goal-Isles 1st playoff advance eliminates Rangers
  • 12 Apr Linda Ronstadt releases When Will I Be Loved
  • 13 Apr Penguins 5-Isles 4 - Quarterfinals - Penguins hold 1-0 lead
  • 15 Apr 1st appearance of San Diego Chicken
  • 16 Apr Cambodian Red Khmer occupy Phnom Penh
  • 17 Apr Khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Kampuchea National Day)
  • 18 Apr John Lennon releases Stand by Me
  • 19 Apr India launches 1st satellite with help of the USSR
  • 20 Apr 29th Tony Awards: Equus and The Wiz win.
  • 21 Apr Liane Winter wins world record female Boston marathon (2:42:24)
  • 22 Apr Penguins 2-Isles 4 - Quarterfinals - Penguins hold 3-2 lead
  • 24 Apr Penguins 1-Isles 4 - Quarterfinals - series tied at 3-3
  • 25 Apr West German embassy blown-up in Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 26 Apr Penguins 0-Isles 1 - Quarterfinals - Isles win series 4-3
  • 27 Apr Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Charity Golf Classic.
  • 28 Apr John Lennon appears on Tonight andRingo on Smother Brothers
  • 29 Apr Ethiopia nationalizes all ground / earth
  • 30 Apr Fall of Saigon (or Liberation of Saigon from the Communist perspective): Communist forces gain control of Saigon. The Vietnam War formally ends with the unconditional surrender of South Vietnamese president Duong Van Minh.
  • 01 May Islander Parise and Potvin score within 14 seconds in playoffs Flyers 5-Isles 4 - Semifinals - Flyers hold 2-0 lead
  • 02 May Apple Records closes down.
  • 03 May 101st Kentucky Derby: Jacinto Vasquez on Foolish Pleasure wins 2:02.
  • 04 May Flyers 1-Isles 0-Semis-Flyers hold 3-0 lead-Isles held to 14 shots
  • 05 May Pulitzer prize awarded to Michael Shaara (Killer Angels)
  • 06 May 3 people die in tornado that strikes Omaha, Nebraska
  • 07 May Flyers 3-Isles 4 (OT) - Semifinals - Flyers hold 3-1 lead
  • 09 May Brian Oldfield shot puts 22.86 m (world record)
  • 11 May Flyers 1-Isles 2 - Semifinals - Series tied at 3 games
  • 12 May US merchant ship Mayaguez seized by Cambodian forces.
  • 13 May Rodgers & Hart opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 108 performances
  • 14 May French press reports massive deportation from Cambodia.
  • 15 May Emmy 2nd Daytime Award and Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
  • 16 May Wings release Listen to What the Man Said in the UK
  • 17 May Funky Gibbon by The Goodies hits #79
  • 19 May 27th Emmy Awards: Mary Tyler Moore Show, Robert Blake and Jean Marsh
  • 21 May Lowell W Perry confirmed as Chairman of Equal Opportunity Comm
  • 22 May 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 Dutch Government of De Uyl decides to obtain an F-16 fighter jet.
  • 25 May 29th NBA Championship: Golden State Warriors sweep Washington Bullets in four games.
  • 26 May Tennis game in the Surrey championships lasts 31 minutes.
  • 27 May Paul McCartney releases Venus & Mars
  • 28 May Soyuz 18 launched.
  • 30 May Wings release Venus & Mars album
  • 31 May Goodtime Charley closes at Palace Theater NYC after 104 performances
  • 01 Jun Chicago opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 947 performances
  • 02 Jun 1st time snow fell in London in June
  • 04 Jun Oldest animal fossils in US discovered in North Carolina
  • 05 Jun 48th National Spelling Bee: Hugh Tosteson wins spelling incisor
  • 06 Jun Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam established.
  • 07 Jun Dennis Lillee takes 1st one-day 5WI, 5-34 vs. Pakistan World Cup
  • 08 Jun Joanne Carner wins LPGA Girl Talk Golf Classic
  • 09 Jun 107th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Avatar wins in 2:28.2
  • 10 Jun Yanks sponsor Army Day at temporary home, Shea Stadium during 21-gun salute, part of fence is blown away, and another part is set afire
  • 11 Jun 1st oil pumped from North Sea oilfield
  • 14 Jun 45th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats M Navratilova (26 62 61)
  • 16 Jun Supreme Court rules uniform minimum legal fees are a violation
  • 17 Jun Voters in Northern Mariana Island approve commonwealth status with US.
  • 18 Jun NBC News and Information Service (24 hour news) premieres on radio
  • 19 Jun Richard Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan is found guilty in absentia of the murder of nanny Sandra Rivett.
  • 21 Jun Jaws by Steven Spielberg opens
  • 22 Jun Betsy Cullen wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic
  • 23 Jun 75th US Golf Open: Lou Graham shoots a 287 at Medinah Country Club - Illinois
  • 24 Jun Eastern 727 crashes at JFK Airport NY, kills 113
  • 25 Jun Mozambique gains independence from Portugal (National Day)
  • 26 Jun Cher divorces Sonny Bono
  • 28 Jun David Bowie releases Fame
  • 29 Jun 3rd du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): JoAnne Carner
  • 30 Jun Bundy victim Shelley Robertson disappears in Colorado
  • 01 Jul Muhammad Ali beats Joe Bugner in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 04 Jul 82nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Goolagong (60 61)
  • 05 Jul 89th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Arthur Ashe beats J Connors (61 61 57 64)
  • 06 Jul Argentine government falls
  • 07 Jul Juneau, Alaska, reaches a record high temperature: 90 degrees F.
  • 08 Jul Israeli Premier Yitzhak Rabin visits West-Germany
  • 09 Jul In Western Minnesota, a magnitude 4.6 earthquake occurs. Felt over northern Iowa, Minnesota, southeastern North Dakota, and eastern South Dakota.
  • 10 Jul Cher files for divorce from Gregg Allman, 10 days after they married
  • 11 Jul Chinese archeologists discover a 3-acre burial site with 6,000 clay statues of warriors dating as early as 221 BC
  • 12 Jul 104th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 279 at Carnoustie
  • 13 Jul Carol Mann wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
  • 14 Jul EPCOT Center (Florida) plans announced
  • 15 Jul 46th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-3 at County Stadium, Milwaukee
  • 16 Jul Commissioner Bowie Kuhn is reelected for a 7-year term
  • 17 Jul Apollo 18 and Soyuz 19 make 1st US / USSR linkup in space
  • 19 Jul Nullified because the tar on his bat handle exceeds 18 limit
  • 20 Jul India expels three reporters from The Times, The Daily Telegraph, and Newsweek because they refused to sign a pledge to abide by government censorship.
  • 21 Jul New York Mets' Felix Milan hits four singles; erased by Joe Torres' four double plays.
  • 22 Jul US House of Representatives votes to restore citizenship to General Robert E Lee.
  • 23 Jul LA Dodgers W Crawford and Lee Lacy are 5th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • 24 Jul Apollo 18 returns to Earth.
  • 25 Jul A Chorus Line, longest-running Broadway show (6,137), premieres.
  • 26 Jul Soyuz 18B returns to Earth.
  • 27 Jul Carol Mann wins LPGA George Washington Ladies Golf Classic
  • 29 Jul Ford became 1st US President to visit Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz
  • 30 Jul Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa disappears in suburban Detroit, Illinois.
  • 01 Aug 38 government leaders signs Helsinki accord
  • 03 Aug Poland and West germany reach accord about returning ethnic Germans
  • 04 Aug Robert Plant is involved in a car crash in Rhodes
  • 05 Aug Phillies 1st 8 batters get hits for a record, beat Cubs 13-5
  • 09 Aug Dodger Davey Lopes steals record 32nd consecutive base without being caught
  • 10 Aug 57th PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 276 at Firestone Akron
  • 11 Aug US vetoes proposed admission of North and South Vietnam to United Nations.
  • 14 Aug Dmitri Shotakovitch, buried at the Novodevitshi-convent
  • 15 Aug Bangladesh's founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is killed along with most members of his family during a military coup.
  • 16 Aug Rodgers & Hart closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 108 performances
  • 17 Aug Jo Ann Washam wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
  • 19 Aug Astros hire Bill Virdon to replace Preston Gomez as manager
  • 20 Aug Viking 1 launched to orbit around Mars, soft landing
  • 21 Aug US lightens trade embargo against Cuba
  • 22 Aug Assassination attempt on President Gerald Ford
  • 23 Aug Classical Way wins Championship Cup at Roosevelt Raceway
  • 24 Aug Davey Lopes steals his 38th consecutive base, then thrown out stealing
  • 27 Aug 1st night match at US Tennis Open (Parun defeats Smith)
  • 29 Aug Star in Cygnus goes nova becoming fourth brightest in sky.
  • 30 Aug KTW-AM in Seattle Washington changes call letters to KYAC (now KKFX)
  • 01 Sep All political parties forbidden in Bangladesh
  • 03 Sep Steve Garvey begins his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak
  • 04 Sep The Sinai Interim Agreement relating to the Arab-Israeli conflict is signed.
  • 05 Sep Czech tennis ace Martina Navratilova asks for political asylum in New York City
  • 06 Sep 6.8 quake along Anatolian Fault kills over 2,000 in Lice Turkey
  • 07 Sep 95th US Mens Tennis: Manuel Orantes beats Jimmy Connors (64 63 63)
  • 08 Sep Guinee-Bissau declares independence from Portugal
  • 09 Sep Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova (18) asks for political asylum
  • 14 Sep Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Southgate Golf Open
  • 15 Sep Mike Vail extends hitting streak ton rookie-record 23 straight game
  • 16 Sep Papua New Guinea gains independence from Australia (National Day)
  • 17 Sep Rollout of first space shuttle orbiter Enterprise (OV-101).
  • 18 Sep Heiress / bank robber Patricia Campbell Hearst captured by FBI in San Francisco
  • 19 Sep Indonesia sends troops to Portuguese East Timor
  • 20 Sep 21st Ryder Cup: US, 21-11 at Laurel Valley Golf Club - Pennsylvania
  • 21 Sep Jo Ann Washam wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic
  • 22 Sep World Football League folds.
  • 25 Sep Jackie Wilson, suffers heart attack and lapse into a 9 yr terminal coma
  • 27 Sep Government De Uyl recalls Dutch ambassador from Spain
  • 28 Sep 6th NYC Marathon won by Tom Fleming in 2:19:27
  • 29 Sep Three For Money, debuts on NBC-TV
  • 30 Sep Five drown in flash flood of sewer and water tunnel (Niagara Falls, New York).
  • 01 Oct Heavyweight Muhammad Ali KOs Joe Frazier in Manilla
  • 02 Oct A blast at an explosives factory kills 6 in Beloeil, Quebec.
  • 03 Oct George Harrison releases Extra Texture album in the UK
  • 09 Oct Emperor Hirohito of Japan visits San Francisco, California.
  • 10 Oct Israel formally signs Sinai accord with Egypt.
  • 11 Oct Bill Clinton weds Hillary Rodham
  • 12 Oct NASA launches space vehicle S-195.
  • 13 Oct 9th Country Music Association Award: John Denver wins
  • 14 Oct President Gerald Ford escapes injury when his limousine is struck broadside.
  • 16 Oct 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 Bee Gees Maurice Gibb weds Yvonne Spencely
  • 18 Oct Simon and Garfunkel reunite on SNL, sing My Little Town
  • 19 Oct Chorus Line opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 6137 performances
  • 20 Oct Supreme Court rules teachers could spank their pupils after warning
  • 21 Oct Treemonisha opens at Uris Theater NYC for 64 performances
  • 22 Oct Me & Bessie opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 453 performances
  • 23 Oct Battle between Cuba and South Africa troops in Angola
  • 24 Oct Turkish diplomat shot dead in Paris
  • 25 Oct Denv Nuggets 1st game at McNichols Sports Arena beat St. Louis Spirits
  • 26 Oct Cuba beats Mexico for its 4th Pan Am Games Gold Medal in baseball
  • 27 Oct Covers of both Time and Newsweek picture rock singer Bruce Springsteen
  • 28 Oct Calvin Murphy (Houston) begins NBA free throw streak of 58 games
  • 29 Oct Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffer kills 1st victim
  • 30 Oct Giants pitcher John the Count of Montefusco wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 31 Oct Bob Geldof 1st appearance with Boomtown Rats
  • 02 Nov Summit in Houston opens - Rockets beat Milwaukee Bucks, 104-89
  • 04 Nov Orioles Jim Palmer wins his 2nd Cy Young Award
  • 05 Nov British government sends troops to Belize
  • 06 Nov Hello, Dolly opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 51 performances
  • 07 Nov Kidnapped AKZO director Herrema freed in Ireland
  • 08 Nov Nick Bockwinkle beats Verne Gagne in St. Paul, to become NWA champ
  • 10 Nov Ore ship Edmund Fitzgerald and crew of 29 lost in storm on Lake Superior
  • 11 Nov Angola gains independence from Portugal (National Day)
  • 12 Nov New York Mets Tom Seaver wins his 3rd Cy Young Award
  • 13 Nov Musical Jubilee opens at St. James Theater NYC for 92 performances
  • 14 Nov Spain, Morocco and Mauretania sign accord about Spanish Sahara
  • 15 Nov Miss Teenage America Pageant
  • 16 Nov Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Jacksonville Ladies Golf Open
  • 18 Nov Black-Panther leader Eldridge Cleaver returns to US
  • 19 Nov Reds 2nd baseman Joe Morgan is named NL MVP
  • 20 Nov Ronald Reagan announced candidacy for Rep nomination for President
  • 21 Nov Linda McCartney drug charges in US are dropped
  • 22 Nov Juan Carlos is declared King of Spain following the death of Francisco Franco.
  • 23 Nov 63rd CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 9-8
  • 24 Nov Boccaccio opens at Edison Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 25 Nov Netherlands grants Suriname independence (National Day)
  • 26 Nov Fed jury finds Lynette Fromme guilty of attempted assassination
  • 28 Nov Democratic Republic East-Timor proclaimed
  • 29 Nov President Ford requires states to provide free education for handicapped
  • 30 Nov Dahomey becomes Benin.
  • 01 Dec US President Gerald Ford visits People's Republic of China.
  • 02 Dec Laos King Sisavang Vatthana resigns, Republic forms
  • 03 Dec The wreck of the ''HMHS Britannic'' is found in the Kea Channel by Jacques Cousteau.
  • 04 Dec Suriname joins the United Nations.
  • 05 Dec Me & Bessie closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 453 performances
  • 06 Dec Sen Robert Dole and Elizabeth Hanford marry
  • 07 Dec Archbishop Makarios returns Cyprus
  • 08 Dec Raisin closes at 46th St. Theater NYC after 847 performances
  • 09 Dec US President Gerald Ford signs US$2.3 billion loan-authorization for New York City.
  • 10 Dec Terry Funk beats Jack Brisco in Miami Beach, Florida, to become NWA champion.
  • 11 Dec 1st class postage rises from 10 cents to 13 cents
  • 12 Dec Gas stove explodes and starts fire killing 138 (Mecca, Saudi Arabia).
  • 13 Dec 1st time Saturday Night Live uses a time delay (Richard Pryor hosts)
  • 14 Dec Treemonisha closes at Uris Theater NYC after 64 performances
  • 16 Dec 1st broadcast of One Day at a Time on CBS TV
  • 17 Dec John Paul Stevens appointed to Supreme Court
  • 19 Dec Ron Wood joins music group The Rolling Stones.
  • 20 Dec Pope Paul VI namea J Willebrands archbishop of Utrecht.
  • 21 Dec Hello, Dolly closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 51 performances
  • 23 Dec Peter Seitz makes Andy Messersmith and Dave McNally free agents
  • 24 Dec Bernard Herrmann, American film composer (Born 1911)
  • 25 Dec Iron Maiden is formed by Steve Harris.
  • 26 Dec The Tupolev Tu-144 goes into service in Soviet Union.
  • 27 Dec Explosion at Chasnala Colliery collapses, drowning 350 (Dhanbad, India).
  • 28 Dec 1st broadcast of radio Hilversum IV (classic music)
  • 29 Dec Eleven killed, 75 hurt by terrorist bomb at LaGuardia Airport in New York City, New York.
  • 30 Dec Boccaccio closes at Edison Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 31 Dec 42nd Sugar Bowl: Alabama 13 beats Pennsylvania State 6.