What Happened in March 1975

Historical Events

  • Mar 1 17th Grammy Awards: I Honestly Love You, Marvin Hamlisch win
  • Mar 1 Eagles' "Best of My Love" reaches #1
  • Mar 1 Colour television transmissions begin in Australia.
  • Mar 3 "Goodtime Charley" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 104 performances
  • Mar 3 Linda McCartney is charged in US with possession of marijuana

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 3 1st People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Barbra Streisand win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda, Telly Savalas & Mary Tyler Moore win (TV)

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne
Actress Mary Tyler Moore
Actress
Mary Tyler Moore

Music awardsMusic Awards

Mar 5 10th Academy of Country Music Awards: Merle Haggard and Loretta Lynn win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
Singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn
Singer-songwriter
Loretta Lynn
  • Mar 6 Algiers Accord: Iran and Iraq announce a settlement of their border dispute.
  • Mar 7 US Senate revises filibuster rule, allows 60 senators to limit debate
  • Mar 7 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 7 "Mirror", Russian film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, starring Margarita Terekhova and Ignat Daniltsev, is released
  • Mar 8 Royal Canadian Mint announces branch opening in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Mar 8 22nd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats NC State, 70-66
  • Mar 9 "Lieutenant" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • Mar 9 Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins.
  • Mar 10 "The Rocky Horror Show" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • Mar 10 Dog spectacles patented in England
  • Mar 10 Sanyo Shinkansen open between Osaka and Fukuoka.
  • Mar 11 Rightist military coup in Portugal under General António de Spínola fails
  • Mar 11 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Mar 12 Vietcong conquer Ban me Thuot South Vietnam
  • Mar 13 Bernard Slade's "Same Time, Next Year" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 15 Bundy victim Julie Cunningham disappears from Vail, Colorado
  • Mar 15 Jevgeni Kulikov skates world record 500m (37.99 sec)
  • Mar 15 "That's the Way of the World" 6th studio album by Earth, Wind & Fire is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1975)
  • Mar 16 "Lieutenant" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • Mar 16 US Mariner 10 makes 3rd & final fly-by of Mercury
  • Mar 17 Valeri Muratov skates world record 1000m (1:16.92)
  • Mar 18 Kurds end fight against Iraqi army
  • Mar 19 "Dr Jazz" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Mar 19 Pennsylvania is 1st state to allow girls to compete with boys in HS sports
  • Mar 21 Ethiopia abolishes its monarchy after 3,000 years
  • Mar 22 "Dinge-competed" wins Eurovision Song festival
  • Mar 22 "Dr Jazz" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Mar 22 "Letter for Queen Victoria" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 18 performances
  • Mar 22 AIAW Women's Basketball Tournament, Delta State beats Immaculata 90-81 in Harrisonburg
  • Mar 22 Walt Disney World Shopping Village opens
  • Mar 22 A fire at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant in Decatur, Alabama causes dangerous lowering of cooling water levels.
  • Mar 22 20th Eurovision Song Contest: Teach-In for Netherlands wins singing "Ding-a-dong" in Stockholm
  • Mar 23 Sue Roberts wins LPGA Bing Crosby International Golf Classic

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Mar 24 Muhammad Ali TKOs Chuck Wepner in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Mar 26 "Tommy" premieres in London
  • Mar 26 Washington Capitals play record NHL 37th road game without a win & NHL record of 17 straight loses
  • Mar 26 The Biological Weapons Convention enters into force.
  • Mar 28 Wash Caps win 1st game on road after 37 straight road loses also
  • Mar 29 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Karsten-Ping Golf Open
  • Mar 29 Only 2nd time Islanders beat Rangers
  • Mar 30 Ron Lalonde scores the 1st hat trick by a Washington Capital
  • Mar 31 37th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Kentucky 92-55
  • Mar 31 John Wooden's final game, UCLA, wins 10th NCAA championship in 12 yrs

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Maria Jose Suarez, Miss Universe-Spain (1996)
  • Mar 2 Arleen McDonald, Miss USA-Mississippi (1997)
  • Mar 3 Albert Fields, rocker (Party-Rodeo, That's Why), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Mar 3 Danica McKellar, actress (Winnie Cooper-Wonder Years) [or Jan 3]
  • Mar 4 Kirsten Bolm, German hurdler
  • Mar 4 Patrick Femerling, German-born professional basketball player
  • Mar 4 Kim Jung-Eun, South Korean actress
  • Mar 4 Myrna Veenstra, Dutch field hockey player
  • Mar 4 Antti Aalto, Finnish ice hockey player
  • Mar 4 Hawksley Workman, Canadian rock singer-songwriter
  • Mar 5 Chris Silverwood, cricketer (England Test pace bowler v Zimbabwe 1996)
  • Mar 5 Niki Taylor, model (Elle, Marie Claire)
  • Mar 5 Jolene Blalock, American actress
  • Mar 5 Luciano Burti, Brazilian racing driver
  • Mar 6 Aracely Arambula, Mexican actress and singer
  • Mar 7 Andrey Savenkov, hockey defenseman (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
  • Mar 7 William Hampton, CFL defensive back (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Mar 8 Brett Conway, NFL kicker (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Mar 8 Kenny Wheaton, cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Mar 8 Fardeen Khan, Indian actor
  • Mar 8 Peggy Zina, Greek singer
  • Mar 9 Adonal Foyle, NBA center (SF Warriors)
  • Mar 9 Roy Makaay, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse)
  • Mar 9 Juan Sebastián Verón, Argentine footballer
  • Mar 10 Stefan Bergkvist, Leksand Swe, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins)
  • Mar 10 Lyne Bessette, Quebec professional cyclist
  • Mar 11 Cedric Henderson, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Mar 11 Shawn Springs, cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Mar 11 Eric the Midget [Eric S. Lynch], Rodeo, California, American radio personality
  • Mar 12 Herman Li, Cantonese guitarist
  • Mar 12 Kelle Bryan, English singer
  • Mar 12 Annabel Port, English radio presenter
  • Mar 13 Landon Wilson, NHL right wing (Colorado Avalanche), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Mar 14 Stephen Harper, British/English footballer
  • Mar 14 Wendy Rice, American actress (Pleasure Party)
  • Mar 14 Rico Yan, Filipino actor (d. 2002)
  • Mar 15 Cornell Brown, linebacker (Baltimore Ravens)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 15 Eva Longoria, American actress (Gabrielle Solis in Desperate Housewives), born in Corpus Christi, Texas

Actress Eva Longoria
Actress
Eva Longoria
  • Mar 15 Will.i.am, American musician
  • Mar 15 Veselin Topalov, Bulgarian chess player
  • Mar 16 Sienna Guillory, English actress (Jill Valentine-Resident Evil), born in Kettering, England
  • Mar 17 Justin Hawkins, British singer (The Darkness)
  • Mar 17 Andrew "Test" Martin, Canadian professional wrestler
  • Mar 17 Natalie Zea, American actress
  • Mar 18 Claude N'Goran, Adzope Ivory Coast, tennis pro
  • Mar 18 Kimmo Timonen, hockey defenseman (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998)
  • Mar 18 Tomas Žvirgždauskas, Lithuanian footballer
  • Mar 18 Brian Griese, American football player
  • Mar 18 Rodleen Getsic, American musician, civil servant
  • Mar 19 Antonio Daniels, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • Mar 19 Vivian Hsu, Taiwanese singer, actress and model
  • Mar 19 Brann Dailor, American drummer
  • Mar 19 Matthew Richardson, Australian rules footballer
  • Mar 20 Brian Buetsch, Rockford Ill, figure skater (1997 Great Lakes Sr champ)
  • Mar 21 Vitaly Potapenko, NBA center (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Mar 21 Mark Williams, Welsh snooker player
  • Mar 22 Chris Bayne, safety (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Mar 22 Jiri Novak, Czechostovakia, tennis star
  • Mar 23 Rita Grande, Napoli Italy, tennis star (3rd round 1996 Aust Open)
  • Mar 23 Alydar, American racehorse (d. 1990)
  • Mar 24 Debbie Keller, Winfield Ill, soccer forward (Olympics-96)
  • Mar 24 Julia Bikbova, dance skater (& John Lee), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Mar 24 Thomas Johansson, Swedish tennis player
  • Mar 24 Krisdayanti, Indonesian singer, actress and diva
  • Mar 25 Miguel Mejia, San Pedro de Macoris, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Mar 25 Melanie Blatt, British singer (All Saints)
  • Mar 27 B J Gallis, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • Mar 27 Gregory DuBois, hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 27 Fergie Duhamel, American pop singer (The Black Eyed Peas), born in Hacienda Heights, California

  • Mar 27 Tom Goegebuer, Belgian weightlifter
  • Mar 27 Chakrit Yamnam, Thai film and television actor
  • Mar 28 Atta-ur-Rehman, cricketer (Pakistani quickie, debut v Engl1992 age 17)
  • Mar 28 Shanna Moakler, former beauty queen
  • Mar 28 Iván Helguera, Spanish footballer
  • Mar 28 Richard Kelly, American film director
  • Mar 28 Derek Hill, American racing driver
  • Mar 29 Christopher Yule, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • Mar 30 Bahar Soomekh, American actress
  • Mar 31 Adam Green, American film director

Famous Weddings

  • 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

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 29 Molecular biologist Peter Agre (26) weds Mary Macgill

Molecular biologist Peter Agre
Molecular biologist
Peter Agre

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 2 Jean Kurt Forest, composer, dies at 65
  • Mar 2 Josiah Mwangi Kariuki, Kenyan politician (b.1929)
  • Mar 7 Ben Blue, Canadian actor and comedian (Accidental Family, Frank Sinatra Show), dies at 73
  • Mar 7 Francine Larrimore, French actress (John Meade's Woman), dies at 76
  • Mar 7 Mikhail Bakhtin, Russian philosopher (b. 1895)
  • Mar 8 George Stevens, US director (Swing Time, Gunga Din), dies at 70
  • Mar 9 Joseph Dunninger, NYC, mentalist (Amazing Dunninger), dies at 82
  • Mar 9 Shirley Ross, actress (Night Vision, Mindkiller), dies at 62
  • Mar 9 Gleb W. Derujinsky, Russian-American sculptor (b. 1888)
  • Mar 10 Leopold Samuel, composer, dies at 91
  • Mar 11 Philip Bezanson, composer, dies at 59
  • Mar 11 Sammy Spear, orchestra leader (Dom Deluise Show), dies at 65
  • Mar 13 Ali Sastroamidjojo, Indonesian attorney/minister/premier, dies at 71
  • Mar 13 Ivo Andric, Yugoslavian author (Nemiri-Nobel 1961), dies at 82
  • Mar 13 Jean Del Val, actor (Sainted Devil, Flying Deuces), dies at 83
  • Mar 13 Ruth Schaumann, German author, painter and sculptor (Rose, Black King), dies at 75

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 14 Susan Hayward, American actress (Young & Willing), dies of brain cancer at 56

Actress Susan Hayward
Actress
Susan Hayward
  • Mar 15 Antonino Rocca, professional wrestler/sportscaster, dies at 49
  • Mar 15 Aristotle S Onassis, Greek shipping magnate, dies at 69

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 16 T-Bone Walker, blues guitarist (Funky Town, Well Done), dies at 64

Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter T-Bone Walker
Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
T-Bone Walker
  • Mar 16 Richard W. DeKorte, American politician (b. 1936)
  • Mar 18 Alain Grandbois, Quebec poet (b. 1900)
  • Mar 19 John A DeMott, dies at 63
  • Mar 21 Berend Giltay, composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 21 Ralph Hawtrey, economist (multiplier), dies at 95
  • Mar 21 Joe Medwick, baseball player (b. 1911)
  • Mar 22 Asa Smith Bushnell Jr, Sec of US Olympics (1945-65), dies at 75
  • Mar 22 Cass Daley, actress (Red Garters), dies at 59
  • Mar 22 Paul Verhoeven, German actor and director (Das kleine Hofkonzert), dies at 73
  • Mar 24 Muriel Hutchinson, actor (Another Thin Man), dies at 60
  • Mar 24 Oscar Rasbach, composer, dies at 86
  • Mar 25 Juan Gaudino, Argentine racing driver (b. 1893)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 25 Faisal, King of Saudi Arabia (1964-75), shot by nephew at 68

  • Mar 27 Arthur Bliss, English composer/conductor (Checkmate), dies at 83
  • Mar 27 Gertrude Niesen, American actress (Start Cheering), dies at 63
  • Mar 28 Renzo Massarani, composer, dies at 77
  • Mar 30 Peter Bamm, writer, dies