Today in History for October 1975

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 69 of 69

1st - Britain grants internal self-government to Seychelles
1st - Ellice Islands split from Gilbert Islands, take name "Tuvalu"
1st - Muhammad Ali TKOs Joe Frazier in 15 for heavyweight boxing title in "The Thrilla in Manila"
1st - Reunion Island stops printing stamps, France takes over production
2nd - The Ulster Volunteer Force kill 7 civilians in a series of attacks across Northern Ireland; 6 were Catholic civilians and 1 was a Protestant civilian
2nd - Four Ulster Volunteer Force members killed after a bomb they are carrying prematurely explodes in Farrenlester, near Coleraine
3rd - George Harrison releases "Extra Texture" album in UK
3rd - Ireland AKZO director Tiede Herrema kidnap
4th - A Cessna 310Q airplane crashes over Wilmington, North Carolina, killing the pilot and severely injuring several pro wrestlers affiliated with the NWA's Mid-Atlantic promotion. One of the survivors is the legendary Ric Flair.
5th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
5th - 26th Formula One WDC: Niki Lauda wins by 19.5 points
7th - Players' Association files a suit on behalf of Dodgers' Andy Messersmith
Singer-Songwriter George HarrisonSinger-Songwriter George Harrison 7th - US decides John Lennon won't be deported due to UK pot conviction
7th - MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 0
7th - MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat Oakland Athletics, 3 games to 0
9th - Emperor Hirohito of Japan visits SF
9th - Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov wins Nobel Peace Prize
10th - Israel formally signs Sinai accord with Egypt
11th - Islander's Bryan Trottier's 1st career hat trick
11th - "Saturday Night Live" premieres on NBC with George Carlin as host
12th - Archbishop Oliver Plunkett became 1st Irish-born saint in 7 centuries
12th - Jacqueline Hansen runs women's world record marathon (2:38:19)
12th - NASA launches space vehicle S-195
13th - 9th Country Music Association Award: John Denver wins
Singer-songwriter Neil YoungSinger-songwriter Neil Young 13th - Rock vocal Neil Young undergoes throat surgery
14th - Pres Ford escapes injury when his limousine is struck broadside
15th - Iceland moves intl boundary from 50 to 200 miles
17th - 1st Space Shuttle main engine test at Natl Space Tech Labs, Miss
17th - UN passes resolution saying "Zionism is a form of racism"
18th - Simon & Garfunkel reunite on "Saturday Night Live", sing "My Little Town"
18th - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
19th - "Chorus Line" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 6137 performances
19th - Cleveland Browns' Don Cockroft kicks club record 5 field goals
19th - Hamlisch & Klebans musical "Chorus Line" premieres in NYC
19th - Shelley Hamlin wins LPGA Japan Golf Classic
20th - Supreme Court rules teachers could spank their pupils after warning
21st - "Treemonisha" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 64 performances
21st - Coast Guard Academy 1st allows women to enroll
Singer Elton JohnSinger Elton John 21st - Elton John given a star in Hollywood
21st - Mexico City's 1st major subway accident takes 26 lives
21st - Red Sox Carlton Fisk's 12th inning HR beats Reds 7-6 in game 6 of WS
21st - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
21st - Venera 9, 1st craft to orbit planet Venus launched
22nd - "Me & Bessie" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 453 performances
22nd - Cin Reds beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 72nd World Series
22nd - Soviet spacecraft Venera 9 soft-lands on Venus
22nd - Turkish diplomat shot to death in Vienna
22nd - World Football League disbands after the Week 12 of their second season
23rd - Battle between Cuba & South Africa troops in Angola
23rd - Islander Glenn Resch's 5th shut-out opponent-Flyers 3-0
24th - Turkish diplomat shot dead in Paris
25th - Denver Nuggets 1st game at McNichols Sports Arena beat St Louis Spirits
25th - USSR's Venera 10 makes day-side Venus landing
26th - Anwar Sadat became 1st Egyptian president to officially visit US
26th - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
26th - Cuba beats Mexico for its 4th Pan Am Games Gold Medal in baseball
26th - Mary Bea Porter wins LPGA Golf Inns of America
27th - Covers of both Time & Newsweek picture rock singer Bruce Springsteen
28th - Calvin Murphy (Houston) begins NBA free throw streak of 58 games
28th - Cleveland Metroparks assume operating responsibilities for Zoo
28th - Venezuela and foreign oil companies agree on nationalization as of January 1, 1976
29th - Boston's Fred Lynn is the overwhelming choice as AL Rookie of Year
29th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
29th - 'Yorkshire Ripper' Peter Sutcliffe kills first victim, Wilma McCann
30th - Giants pitcher John "the Count of" Montefusco wins NL Rookie of Year
30th - John Bucyk, Boston, became 7th NHLer to score 500 goals
30th - King Juan Carlos assumes power in Spain
30th - NY Daily News runs headline "Ford to City: Drop Dead"
31st - Bob Geldof's first appearance with Boomtown Rats

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 63 of 63

1st - Eric Morel, PR, US flyweight boxer (Olympics-96)
1st - Zoltán Sebescen, German footballer
1st - Chulpan Khamatova, Russian actress
1st - Kim Suna, Korean actress
3rd - India.Arie, American singer
3rd - Talib Kweli, American rapper
4th - Cristiano Lucarelli, Italian football player
5th - Kate Winslet, English actress (Titanic, Revolutionary Road), born in Reading
5th - Scott E Weinger, actor (Steve Taylor-Family Man, Full House), born in NYC, New York
5th - Bobo Baldé, Guinean footballer
Actress Kate WinsletActress Kate Winslet (5th) 5th - Parminder Nagra, English actress
6th - Ines Sainz, Miss Spain Universe (1997)
6th - Jan Harm Schippers, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen, Veendam)
6th - Reon King, West Indian cricketer from Guyana
7th - Billy Walsh, Summit NJ, soccer midfielder (Olympics-gold-96)
7th - Terry Gerin, American professional wrestler
7th - Damian Kulash, American musician (OK Go)
7th - Tim Minchin, Australian comedian and musician
9th - Mahendra Nagamootoo, cricketer (Guyanese leg-spinner)
9th - Mark Viduka, Australian soccer striker (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
9th - Sean Ono Lennon, New York USA, John & Yoko's Son
10th - Ramón Morales, Mexican footballer
11th - Zach Conrad, Ft Collins Colo, cyclist (Olympics-96)
12th - Scott Von Der Ahe, linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
Track and Field Athlete/Drug Cheat Marion JonesTrack and Field Athlete/Drug Cheat Marion Jones (12th) 12th - Marion Jones, track and field athlete/drug cheat (5 forfeited Olympic medals), born in Los Angeles, California
13th - Arafath Hill, soccer player (FC Groningen)
13th - Leo Koswal, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
13th - David Kennedy, American musician (Box Car Racer, Angels & Airwaves)
14th - Floyd Landis, American cyclist
14th - Shaznay Lewis, English singer (All Saints)
15th - Ginuwine, American singer
15th - Glen Little, English footballer
16th - Jacques Kallis, cricketer (South African Test all-rounder v England 1995)
16th - Jamila Wideman, WNBA guard (LA Sparks)
16th - Kellie Martin, Riverside CA, actress (Life Goes On, Cristy)
16th - Brynjar Gunnarsson, Icelandic footballer
17th - Francis Bouillon, American hockey player
18th - Rebeca Tamez, Miss Mexico Universe (1997)
18th - Alex Cora, Puerto Rican baseball player
21st - Henrique Hilário, Portuguese footballer
21st - Toby Hall, American baseball player
22nd - Melchior Schoenmakers, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
22nd - Martín Cardetti, Argentine footballer
22nd - Míchel Salgado, Spanish footballer
23rd - Keith Van Horn, NBA forward (NJ Nets)
23rd - Odalys García, Cuban actress
23rd - Jessicka, American artist
24th - Corey Dillon, HB (Cincinnati Bengals)
24th - Juan Pablo Ángel, Colombian footballer
25th - Eirik Glambek Bøe, Norwegian musician
25th - Ryan Clement, former XFL quarterback
26th - Katja Riipi, ice hockey left wing (Finland, Oly-98)
26th - Tammy Cleland, Sanford FL, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-gold-96)
27th - Emily John Orton, Creswell Oregon, Miss America (Oregon-2nd-1996)
27th - Zadie Smith, British novelist
29th - Kelly Lin, Chinese actress
30th - Joanne Malar, Hamilton Ontario, swimmer (Olympics-11-92, 96)
30th - Stephanie Camp, Rapid City SD, Miss America-SD (1997)
30th - Ian D'Sa, Guitarist/Vocalist for Canadian rock band Billy Talent
30th - Maria Thayer, American actress
31st - Carla Boyd, Wynyard Tasmania, basketball player (Olympics-bronze-96)
31st - Jagan Hames, Australian decathlete (Olympics-96)
31st - Fabio Celestini, Swiss footballer

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 3 of 3

10th - Actress Elizabeth Taylor (43) 6th marriage and remarriage to actor Richard Burton (49)
US First Lady and Politician Hillary ClintonUS First Lady and Politician Hillary Clinton (11th) 11th - Future US President Bill Clinton weds future Secretary of State Hillary Rodham
17th - Bee Gees Maurice Gibb weds Yvonne Spencely

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 26 of 26

1st - Al Jackson, rock drummer (Booker T & The MG's), dies at 39
2nd - Wade Crosby, actor (Sign of Wolf, Tales of Robin Hood), dies at 70
2nd - Kumaraswami Kamaraj, Indian political leader, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (b. 1903)
3rd - Bauke Tuinstra, Fries notary/writer (Ealse & I), dies at 75
3rd - Guy Mollet, French premier (1956-57), dies at 69
4th - Joan Whitney Payson, owner of New York Mets, dies at 72
6th - Henry Calvin, actor (Sgt Garcia-Zorro), dies at 57
8th - Alberto Hemsi, composer, dies at 78
10th - Lillian Walker, dies at 88
17th - Vittorio Gui, Italian composer (Batture d'aspetto), dies at 90
18th - Al Lettieri, actor (Beautiful but Deadly, Don is Dead), dies at 47
21st - Charles Reidpath, American athlete (b. 1887)
Historian Arnold J. ToynbeeHistorian Arnold J. Toynbee (22nd) 22nd - Arnold J. Toynbee, English historian (A Study of History), dies at 86
23rd - Barboura Morris, actor (Wasp Woman, Machine-Gun Kelly), dies at 43
23rd - Charles Brokaw, actor (Outer Gate, I Cover the War), dies at 77
24th - Ismail Erez, Turkish ambassador, killed by car bomb in Paris
24th - Zdzisław Żygulski, Sr., Polish literary historian (b. 1888)
25th - Frank Puglia actor (Black Orchid, Jungle Book), dies at 83
27th - Rex Stout, US detective writer (Nero Wolfe), dies at 88
27th - Rex Stout, American mystery writer (b. 1886)
28th - Georges Carpentier, French boxer (b. 1894)
28th - Oliver Nelson, American jazz composer and arranger (b. 1932)
29th - John Scott Trotter, orchestra leader (George Gobel Show), dies at 67
30th - Gustav Ludwig Hertz, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)
31st - Joseph Calleia, actor (Jungle Book, Gilda), dies at 78
31st - SD Burman, Indian musician (b. 1906)

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