What Happened in 1975

Significant Events

  • Feb 11 Margaret Thatcher defeats Edward Heath for leadership of the British Conservative Party
  • Mar 21 Ethiopia abolishes its monarchy after 3,000 years
  • Apr 4 Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800
  • Apr 29 Vietnam War: US begins to evacuate its citizens from Saigon in Operation Frequent Wind in response to advancing North Vietnamese forces, bringing an end to US involvement in the war
  • Jun 7 Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public
  • Oct 1 Muhammad Ali TKOs Joe Frazier in 15 for heavyweight boxing title in "The Thrilla in Manila"
  • Nov 11 Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam removed from office by Governor General Sir John Kerr - 1st elected PM removed in 200 yrs
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World Leaders in 1975

Famous People in 1975

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 21 Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor (57) weds toy inventor Jack Ryan (48) (div. 1976)
  • Feb 21 Cincinnati Reds catcher Johnny Bench (27) weds Vickie Chesser in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Mar 8 5th Earl of Lichfield Patrick Anson (35) weds Lady Leonora Grosvenor (26), daughter of the 5th Duke of Westminster at Chester Cathedral in England
  • Mar 29 Molecular biologist Peter Agre (26) weds Mary Macgill
  • Apr 2 Actress Jane Curtin (27) weds television producer Patrick Lynch

Famous Divorces

  • Jun 26 Cher divorces Sonny Bono
  • Jul 10 Cher files for divorce from Gregg Allman, 10 days after their marriage
  • Jul 17 Beatle member Ringo Starr & Maureen Cox divorce
  • Nov 10 Journalist Ben Bradlee (54) divorces Antoinette Pinchot after 19 years of marriage
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