What Happened in November 1975

Historical Events

  • Nov 2 Ed Giacomin as a Red Wing returns to Mad Sq Garden beats Rangers 6-4
  • Nov 2 Summit in Houston opens - Rockets beat Milwaukee Bucks, 104-89
  • Nov 3 Good Morning America premieres on ABC (David Hartman & Nancy Dussault)
  • Nov 3 U.S. advice columnist Ann Landers asks in a mail-in survey if they could do it all over, would parents still become parents?
  • Nov 4 Orioles Jim Palmer wins his 2nd Cy Young Award
  • Nov 5 British government sends troops to Belize
  • Nov 5 Sao Tome & Principe adopts constitution
  • Nov 6 "Hello, Dolly" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 51 performances
  • Nov 6 1st appearance of Sex Pistols
  • Nov 7 Kidnapped AKZO director Herrema freed in Ireland
  • Nov 7 8th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel
  • Nov 8 Nick Bockwinkle beats Verne Gagne in St Paul, to become NWA champ
  • Nov 10 Ore ship Edmund Fitzgerald & crew of 29 lost in storm on Lake Superior

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Nov 10 PLO leader Yasser Arafat addresses UN in NYC

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • Nov 10 Royals release slugger Harmon Killebrew, ending his 22-year career
  • Nov 10 UN General Assembly approves resolution equating Zionism with racism
  • Nov 11 Angola gains independence from Portugal (National Day)
  • Nov 11 Australian PM Gough Whitlam removed from office by Governor General Sir John Kerr (1st elected PM removed in 200 yrs)

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Nov 11 Liberal leader Malcolm Fraser sworn in as caretaker Prime Minister of Australia after sacking of the Whitlam Government by Governor General John Kerr

Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Fraser
Prime Minister of Australia
Malcolm Fraser
  • Nov 12 NY Mets Tom Seaver wins his 3rd Cy Young Award
  • Nov 12 Supreme Court Justice William O Douglas retired after 36 years
  • Nov 12 25th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty wins
  • Nov 12 7h Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats England 25-0
  • Nov 13 "Musical Jubilee" opens at St James Theater NYC for 92 performances
  • Nov 14 Spain, Morocco & Mauretania sign accord about Spanish Sahara
  • Nov 16 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Jacksonville Ladies Golf Open
  • Nov 18 Black Panther leader Eldridge Cleaver returns to US
  • Nov 18 Calvin Murphy (Houston) ends NBA free throw streak of 58 games
  • Nov 19 Reds 2nd baseman Joe Morgan is named NL MVP

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Nov 19 "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" based on book by Ken Kesey, directed by Milos Forman and starring Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher is released (Best Picture 1976)

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Nov 20 Ronald Reagan announces candidacy for Republican nomination for US President

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Nov 21 Linda McCartney drug charges in US are dropped
  • Nov 22 Juan Carlos proclaimed king of Spain
  • Nov 22 Drummuckavall Ambush: 3 British Army soldiers are killed and one captured when the Provisional Irish Republican Army attack a watchtower in South Armagh, North Ireland
  • Nov 23 63rd CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 9-8
  • Nov 23 Bob Thomas of Chicago Bears kicks 55-yard field goal
  • Nov 23 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Greater Ft Myers Golf Classic
  • Nov 24 "Boccaccio" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Nov 25 Netherlands grants Suriname independence (National Day)
  • Nov 25 Portuguese leftist officers occupy 4 airbases
  • Nov 25 A loyalist gang nicknamed the "Shankill Butchers" undertakes its first "cut-throat killing"; the gang was named for its late-night kidnapping, torture and murder (by throat slashing) of random Catholic civilians in Belfast
  • Nov 26 US Federal jury finds Lynette Fromme guilty of attempted assassination
  • Nov 26 France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
  • Nov 26 Fred Lynn becomes the 1st rookie to win MVP
  • Nov 26 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 27 Red Sox's Fred Lynn is 1st rookie to win MVP (AL)
  • Nov 27 The Provisional IRA assassinates Ross McWhirter, after a press conference in which McWhirter announced a reward for the capture of those responsible for multiple bombings and shootings across England.
  • Nov 28 Democratic Republic of East-Timor proclaimed
  • Nov 28 Test Cricket debut of Michael Anthony Holding, WI v Australia Brisbane
  • Nov 28 Wings release "Venus & Mars/Rock Show" medley
  • Nov 28 As the World Turns and The Edge of Night, the final two American soap operas that had resisted going to pre-taped broadcasts, air their last live episodes.

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Nov 28 Bobby Orr plays his last game for the Boston Bruins

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • Nov 29 Kilauea Volcano erupts in Hawaii

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Nov 29 US President Gerald Ford requires states to provide free education for handicapped

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • Nov 29 40th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 28-0 in Birmingham
  • Nov 30 Dahomey renamed People\'s Republic of Benin

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Van Hiles, NFL safety (Chicago Bears)
  • Nov 1 Bo Bice, American singer
  • Nov 1 Scott "Skippy" Chapman, American musician
  • Nov 2 Danny Cooksey, Moore Oklahoma, actor (Sam-Diff'rent Strokes)
  • Nov 2 Stéphane Sarrazin, French rally driver
  • Nov 2 Chris Walla, American musician (Death Cab for Cutie)
  • Nov 3 Darren Sharper, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Nov 4 Eric Fichaud, Anjou Canada, NHL goalie (NY Islanders)
  • Nov 4 Heather Tom, actress (Victoria Howard-Young & Restless), born in Hinsdale, Illinois
  • Nov 4 Lorenzen Wright, NBA forward (LA Clippers)
  • Nov 4 Michael Osmond, Utah, singer (Osmond Boys)
  • Nov 4 Orlando Pace, tackle (St Louis Rams)
  • Nov 4 Eduard Kokcharov, Russian handball player
  • Nov 4 Curtis Stone, Australian chef and television personality
  • Nov 6 Mike Maurer, CFL fullback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Nov 7 Suesan Rajabi, Miss Colorado USA (1996)

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Nov 7 Marcus Luttrell, United States Navy SEAL ("Lone Survivor"), born in Houston, Texas

Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell
Marcus Luttrell
  • Nov 8 Brevin Knight, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Nov 8 Stephen Saber, drummer/songwriter
  • Nov 8 Tara Reid, American actress
  • Nov 8 José Pinto, Spanish footballer
  • Nov 10 Jim Adkins, American musician
  • Nov 12 Angela Watson, actress (Karen Foster-Step by Step)
  • Nov 12 Chris Wells, NHL center (Pitts Penguins), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Nov 12 Gretchen Durgin, Miss USA-New Hampshire (1997)
  • Nov 12 Nina Brosh, Afula Israel, model (Drakkar)
  • Nov 12 Tevin Jermod Campbell, rapper, born in Dallas, Texas
  • Nov 12 Jason Lezak, American swimmer
  • Nov 13 Sarah Pitkowski, Seclin France, tennis star (1995 Futures-Koksijde)
  • Nov 13 Ivica Dragutinović, Serbian footballer
  • Nov 13 Quim, Portuguese footballer
  • Nov 13 Tom Compernolle, Belgian athlete (d. 2008)
  • Nov 14 Travis Barker, American musician (Blink-182, +44)
  • Nov 14 Faye Tozer, British musician (Steps)
  • Nov 15 Scott Henshall, British fashion designer
  • Nov 15 Yannick Tremblay, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Nov 17 Lord Infamous [Ricky T Dunigan], American rapper (Three 6 Mafia), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Nov 18 Jason Williams, American basketball player
  • Nov 18 Anthony McPartlin, British actor and television presenter
  • Nov 18 Shawn Camp, American baseball player
  • Nov 19 Ju-Yeon Choi, Pusan Korea, tennis star (1995 Futures-Seoul-KOR II)
  • Nov 19 Sushmita Sen, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, Indian actress and model, crowned 43rd Miss Universe in 1994
  • Nov 20 Dierks Bentley, American singer
  • Nov 20 J. D. Drew, American baseball player
  • Nov 20 Davey Havok, singer (AFI)
  • Nov 21 Chad Levitt, running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • Nov 21 Cherie Johnson, actress (Cherie-Punky Brewster), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 21 Chris Moneymaker, American poker player
  • Nov 22 Aiko [Yanai], Japanese singer, born in Osaka
  • Nov 23 Arno Schreuders, Dutch soccer player (RKC)
  • Nov 24 Carly Jarmon, Mesquite Texas, Miss America-Texas (1996)
  • Nov 24 Thomas Kohnstamm, American writer
  • Nov 27 Martin Gramatica, Argentinian-American football player
  • Nov 28 Sigurd Wongraven, Norwegian musician (Satyricon (band))
  • Nov 28 Eka Kurniawan, Indonesian writer
  • Nov 30 Mindy McCready, country/western singer, (d. 2013)
  • Nov 30 Ben Thatcher, Welsh footballer

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 8 NBA legend Larry Bird (18) weds highschool sweetheart Janet Condra

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 10 Journalist Ben Bradlee (54) divorces Antoinette Pinchot after 19 years of marriage

Journalist Ben Bradlee
Ben Bradlee

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Doro Merande, actress (That Was The Week That Was), dies at 77
  • Nov 1 Jacki Ray, actor (In Like Flint), dies at 58
  • Nov 1 Norbert Rosseau, composer, dies at 67
  • Nov 1 Philip James, composer, dies at 85
  • Nov 1 Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian poet/author/director, murdered at 53
  • Nov 4 Sheila Ryan, actress(Song of Texas, Great Guns), dies at 54
  • Nov 5 Annette Kellerman, swimmer (Million Dollar Mermaid), dies at 87
  • Nov 5 Edward Lawrie Tatum, American geneticist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1909)
  • Nov 5 Lionel Trilling, American critic and writer (b. 1905)
  • Nov 9 Luwig Turek, German writer, dies at 77
  • Nov 10 Ernest M. McSorley, American ship captain (b. 1912)
  • Nov 11 Marty May, (Fireball Fun For All), dies at 79
  • Nov 12 Anthony Ross, TV host (Telltale Clue), dies at 69
  • Nov 13 Olga Berggolts, Russian poet (b. 1910)
  • Nov 14 Max Ackermann, German "entartet" painter, dies at 88
  • Nov 15 Willem Scheps, Dutch journalist, dies at 77
  • Nov 16 Ernst van Raalte, lawyer/minister-president, dies at 83
  • Nov 17 Kay Johnson, actress (Real Glory, Of Human Bondage), dies at 70
  • Nov 19 Roger D. Branigin, American politician (b. 1902)

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Nov 20 Francisco Franco, Spanish dictator (1936-75), dies at 82

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • Nov 21 Gunnar Gunnarsson, Icelandic writer (The Church on the Mountain), dies at 86
  • Nov 25 Moyna MacGill, actress (Strange Affair of Uncle Harry), dies
  • Nov 27 Ross McWhirter, Guinness Book of Records keeper, murdered