Today in History for April 1975

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 61 of 61

1st - Cambodia President Lon Nol flees for Red Khmer
2nd - Vietnam War: Thousands of civilian refugees flee from the Quang Ngai Province in front of advancing North Vietnamese troops.
3rd - Bobby Fischer stripped of world chess title for refusing to defend it
3rd - James Rupers kills his family to inherit
4th - 130 killed as USAF plane evacuating Vietnamese orphans crashes
4th - Steve Miller is arrested for burning his girlfriend's clothes
4th - USAF transport carrying orphans from Saigon crashes killing 155
4th - Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen.
5th - "Letter for Queen Victoria" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 18 perfs
5th - Soyuz 18A launch aborted short of orbit; cosmonauts return safely
5th - 129th Grand National: Tommy Carberry aboard L'Escargot wins
6th - "Night... Made America Famous" closes at Barrymore NYC after 75 perfs
6th - "The Rocky Horror Show" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 45 perfs
Microsoft Founder Bill GatesMicrosoft Founder Bill Gates 6th - Bundy victim Denise Oliverson disappears from Grand Junction, Colo
6th - Fastest hat trick by a Wash Cap 3 mins 26 secs (Stan Gilbertson)
7th - Preliminary meeting in Paris on world economic crisis between oil-exporting, oil-importing, and non-oil Third World countries
8th - 47th Academy Awards - "The Godfather Part II", Ellen Burstyn & Art Carney win
8th - Frank Robinson debuts as 1st black baseball mgr (Cleve, beats NY 5-3)
9th - 24 OECD members sign an agreement to establish a $25 billion lending facility to provide assistance to industrial nations hurt by high oil prices
10th - Rangers score 8 goals against Islanders in playoffs
11th - Hank Aaron returns as a Milwaukee player (Brewer)
11th - JP Parise 11 sec OT goal-Isles 1st playoff advance eliminates Rangers
12th - Linda Ronstadt releases "When Will I Be Loved"
12th - Six Catholic civilians are killed in a Ulster Volunteer Force gun and grenade attack on Strand Bar in Belfast, North Ireland
Baseball Player Hank AaronBaseball Player Hank Aaron 13th - 39th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 276
13th - Chad military coup by General Odingar
13th - Christian Falange kills 27 Palestinians, begins Lebanese civil war
13th - Penguins 5-Isles 4-Quarterfinals-Penguins hold 1-0 lead
15th - 1st appearance of San Diego Chicken
15th - Gabon amends constitution
15th - Penguins 3-Isles 1-Quarterfinals-Penguins hold 2-0 lead
16th - Cambodian Red Khmer occupy Phnom Penh
17th - Khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Kampuchea Natl Day)
17th - Penguins 6-Isles 4-Quarterfinals-Penguins hold 3-0 lead
18th - John Lennon releases "Stand by Me"
19th - India launches 1st satellite with help of USSR
20th - 29th Tony Awards: Equus & Wiz win
Musician and Beatle John LennonMusician and Beatle John Lennon 20th - 4th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Sandra Palmer
20th - Penguins 1-Isles 3-Quarterfinals-Penguins hold 3-1 lead
21st - 4th Boston Women's Marathon won by Liane Winter of W Germ in 2:42:24
21st - 79th Boston Marathon: Bill Rodgers of United States 1st man in 2:09:55 and Liane Winter of West Germany 1st woman in 2:42:24 (world record for female)
21st - Last South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu resigns after 10 years
22nd - Penguins 2-Isles 4-Quarterfinals-Penguins hold 3-2 lead
23rd - Harold Pinter's play "No Man's Land" premieres in London
24th - Penguins 1-Isles 4-Quarterfinals-series tied at 3-3
24th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
25th - 1st Boeing Jetfoil revenue service, Hong Kong to Macao
25th - Mario Soares' Socialist Party wins Portugal's free election
25th - USSR performs underground nuclear test
25th - West German embassy blown up in Stockholm, Sweden
Vietnamese Politican Nguyen Van ThieuVietnamese Politican Nguyen Van Thieu 26th - Mario Soares' Socialist Party wins 1st free election in Portugal
26th - Penguins 0-Isles 1-Quarterfinals-Isles win series 4-3
26th - Phillies Mike Schmidt's 2 HRs ties NL record of 11 HRs in April
27th - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Charity Golf Classic
27th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
28th - John Lennon appears on "Tonight" & Ringo Starr on "Smother Brothers"
28th - South-Vietnam Gen Duong Van Minh sworn in as president till April 30
29th - Ethiopia nationalizes all land
29th - Flyers 4-Isles 0-Semifinals-Flyers hold 1-0 lead
South Vietnamese civilians scramble to board a CIA helicopter during the evacuation of the US embassy in SaigonSouth Vietnamese civilians scramble to board a CIA helicopter during the evacuation of the US embassy in Saigon

29th - Vietnam War: Operation Frequent Wind: The U.S. begins to evacuate US citizens from Saigon prior to an expected North Vietnamese takeover. U.S. involvement in the war comes to an end.
30th - Last US helicopter leaves US embassy grounds, Saigon surrenders

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 84 of 84

1st - Kristine Quance, 100m breaststroke/200m medley (Olympics-96)
1st - Magdalena Maleeva, Sofia Bulgaria, tennis star (1995 Chicago Moscow)
1st - George Bastl, Swiss tennis player
1st - John Butler, Australian singer and musician
2nd - Deedee Magno, rocker (Party-Rodeo, That's Why)
2nd - Adam Rodriguez, American actor
3rd - Thomas Hamilton, NBA center (Boston Celtics)
3rd - Mickey Beyer Clausen, Danish entrepreneur and philanthropist
3rd - Aries Spears, American comedian
3rd - Yoshinobu Takahashi, Japanese professional baseball player
3rd - Koji Uehara, Japanese professional baseball pitcher
4th - Kisha Ford, WNBA guard/forward (NY Liberty)
4th - Delphine Arnault, French businesswoman
4th - Thobias Fredriksson, Swedish cross-country skier
4th - Pamela Ribon, American author, actress
5th - Nikki Dryden, Calgary Alberta, 800m swimmer (Olympics-6th-92, 96)
5th - John Hartson, Welsh footballer
6th - Dannon Phillip Pampolina, rapper/drummer (Party)
Actor Zach BraffActor Zach Braff (6th) 6th - Zach Braff, South Orange, New Jersey, American actor (Dr. John Dorian-Scrubs)
7th - Beverly Peele, super model (Elle)
7th - Ronde Barber, cornerback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
7th - Tiki Barber, running back (NY Giants)
7th - Ronnie Belliard, American baseball player
8th - Anouk, Dutch singer
9th - Robbie Fowler, English footballer
9th - David Gordon Green, American filmmaker
10th - Eric Den Besten, Bettendorf Iowa, rower (Olympics-1996)
10th - Floris, Prince of Netherlands
10th - Steve Washburn, NHL center (Florida Panthers), born in Ottawa, Ontario
10th - Chris Carrabba, American singer
11th - Terry Cousin, NFL cornerback (Chicago Bears)
11th - Walid Soliman, Tunisian author
12th - Marcie Alberts, WNBA guard (Cleveland Rockers)
12th - Sofie Rahman, Miss Universe-Hong Kong (1996)
13th - Lou Bega, German-born musician and artist
13th - Bruce Dyer, English footballer
14th - Petra Begerow, Germany, tennis star (1996 quarter Hilton Head)
14th - Avner Dorman, Israeli composer
14th - Amy Dumas, American professional wrestler
14th - Veronika Zemanová, Czech model
14th - Anderson Silva, Brazilian mixed martial artist
15th - Paul Dana, American race car driver (d. 2006)
16th - Nicky Sualua, NFL fullback (Dallas Cowboys)
16th - Sean Maher, American actor
16th - Nick Pickard, British actor
17th - Trifun Zivanovic, Santa Monica, fig skater (1995 Pac Coast Jr champ)
17th - Gabriel Soto, Mexican actor
19th - Jason Gillespie, Australian cricketer (fast bowler, Australia 1996)
19th - Nazarena Almada, Miss Argentina Universe (1997)
19th - Temoc Suarez, Greenwood SC, soccer forward (Olympics-gold-96)
19th - Jussi Jääskeläinen, Finnish footballer
21st - Angela Michelle Hughes, Anderson SC, Miss America-SC (1997)
21st - Danyon Joseph Loader, Dunedin NZ, 200m/400m swimmer (Olymp-2 gold-96)
22nd - Brian Manning, wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
22nd - Stijn Haeldermans, Belgian soccer player (MVV)
22nd - Greg Moore, Canadian race car driver (d. 1999)
22nd - Carlos Sastre, Spanish cyclist
23rd - Bret Anderson, CFL slot back (BC Lions)
23rd - Jón Þór Birgisson, Icelandic musician and singer (Sigur Rós)
24th - Justin Boocock, Launceston Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)
24th - Michael Stewart, NBA center (Sacramento Kings)
24th - Sam Doumit, American actress
25th - Jacque Jones, baseball outfielder (Olympics-bronze-96), born in San Diego, California
25th - Ruben Gomez, rocker (Menudo-Cannonball)
25th - Emily Bergl, English-American actress
25th - Chris Lilley, Australian actor, comedian, and writer
26th - Jabbar Threats, defensive end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
26th - Trudi Ferguson, Miss Universe-Jamaica (1996)
26th - Nathan "Joey" Jordison, American musician (Slipknot)
26th - Nerina Pallot, British singer
27th - Andre Gower, actor (Baby Makes 5, Fathers & Sons, Mr President)
27th - Kenny Harris, safety (Arizona Cardinals)
27th - Michael Booker, cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
27th - Rabih Abdullah, former National Football League player
27th - Chris Carpenter, American baseball player
28th - James Thrash, wide receiver (Washington Redskins)
28th - Martin Lewis, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
29th - John Macready, gymnast (Olympics-5th-96), born in Los Angeles, California
29th - Béres Zoo, Hungarian radio DJ
29th - Rafael Betancourt, Venezuelan baseball player
30th - Beverley Peele, model [or Apr 7]
30th - Johnny Galecki, American actor (Roseanne, The Big Bang Theory), born in Bree Belgium
30th - Elliott Sadler, American race car driver
30th - Mike Chat, American actor

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

Actress Jane CurtinActress Jane Curtin (2nd) 2nd - Actress Jane Curtin (27) weds television producer Patrick Lynch

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 31 of 31

1st - Eugeen Yoors, Flemish draftsman/glass painter, dies at 95
3rd - Mary Ure, Scottish actress (Sons & Lovers, Where Eagles Dare), dies at 42
5th - Inez Courtney, dies at 67
5th - Victor GM Marijnen, Dutch premier (1963-65), dies at 58
Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shekChinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek (6th) 6th - Chiang Kai-shek, Nationalist Chinese leader, dies at 87
10th - Marjorie Main, actress (Ma & Pa Kettle), dies at 85
10th - Sophia JW "Sophie" Hermse, actress (But a Dream), dies at 86
10th - Walker Evans, US photographer (Fortune Magazine), dies at 71
11th - Dorothy Patten, American actress, dies at 70
12th - Josephine Baker, US/French revue artist (Folies-Bergere), dies at 68
13th - Larry Parks, actor (Jazz Singer), dies at 60
13th - N'garta Tombalbaye, president Chad, dies
14th - Fredric March, American actor (Inherit the Wind), dies of prostate cancer at 77
15th - Charles Marshall, dies
15th - John B McKay, US test pilot (X-15), dies
15th - Richard Conte, actor (Four Just Men, Jean Arthur Show), dies at 65
17th - Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Indian philosopher (b. 1888)
18th - Rob Touber, [Robert J Noordervliet), chansonnier/director, dies at 38
21st - Jack Allan Westrup, composer, dies at 70
22nd - Mary Philips, actress (Farewell to Arms), dies at 75
23rd - R D Brinkmann, writer, dies
23rd - William Hartnell, actor (Dr Who), dies at 67
24th - Pete Ham, rock musician (Badfinger), commits suicide by hanging himself at 27
24th - William Hartnell, actor (Jackpot, This Sporting Life), dies at 67
25th - Mike Brant, Israeli singer (b. 1947)
27th - Nicholas Soussanin, actor (Last Command), dies at 86
28th - Jan A de Jonge, Dutch historian, dies at 48
29th - Charles McMahon Jr, US USMC lance corporal, killed in Vietnam
29th - Darwin Judge, USMC-corporal, 1 of last US soldiers killed in Viet
29th - Michael John Shea, USMC-lt/pilot, 1 of last soldiers killed in Vietnam
29th - William Craig Nystul, USMC capt, 1 of last US soldiers killed in Viet

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