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.

Discover how the world looked like in 1975

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Oscar

Oscar Winners

All Academy Awards Prize winners of the 48th edition of the Oscar ceremony


Best picture

One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest

Directed by: Milos Forman

Best director

Milos Forman

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

Directed by: Milos Forman

Best actor

Jack Nicholson

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

Best actress

Louise Fletcher

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

Best supporting actor

George Burns

The Sunshine Boys

The Sunshine Boys

Directed by: Herbert Ross

Starring: Walter Matthau, George Burns, Richard Benjamin, Lee Meredith

Best supporting actress

Lee Grant

Shampoo

Shampoo

Directed by: Hal Ashby

Starring: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn, Lee Grant

Country: United States of America

world population

Time Person of the Year

Who was the person of the year of 1975?


American women
Represented by Susan Brownmiller, Kathleen Byerly, Alison Cheek, Jill Conway, Betty Ford, Ella Grasso, Carla Hills, Barbara Jordan, Billie Jean King, Carol Sutton, Susie Sharp, and Addie Wyatt.

Books

Which were the most popular books released in 1975 ?
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The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins

The Eagle Has Landed

By:

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

By:

. 1974, 205pp

Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry

Helter Skelter

By:

1976 Bantam Books, 28th Printing; Helter Skelter; by Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry; Includes 64 pages of "chilling" black and white photographs.

The Moneychangers by Arthur Hailey

The Moneychangers

By:

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

The Ascent Of Man by J. Bronowski

The Ascent Of Man

By:

The Ascent of Man

Nobel Prize

Nobel Prizes

All Nobel Prize winners of 1975


Peace Prize

  • Andrei Sakharov

Literature

  • Eugenio Montale

Physics

  • Aage Bohr
  • Ben Roy Mottelson
  • James Rainwater

Economic Sciences

  • Leonid Kantorovich
  • Tjalling Koopmans

Chemistry

  • John Cornforth
  • Vladimir Prelog

Physiology or Medicine

  • David Baltimore
  • Renato Dulbecco
  • Howard Martin Temin

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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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

Popular names

Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1975 in the USA ?

world population

World Population

Demographic statistics of the year 1975


Population statistics

  • Total population: 4.1 billion (4,079,480,606 to be precise!)
  • Urban population: 1.6 billion, that is 38.0% of the total population of 1975 lives in cities
  • Yearly change: +75.7 million, corresponding to a percentage increase of +1.89%
  • Average density: 27.0 persons per km2
history

Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1975?


Events

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