What Happened in October 1975

Historical Events

  • 1st Britain grants internal self-government to Seychelles
  • 1st Ellice Islands split from Gilbert Islands, take name "Tuvalu"

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1st Muhammad Ali TKOs Joe Frazier in 15 for heavyweight boxing title in "The Thrilla in Manila"

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • 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

Music releaseAlbum Release

3rd George Harrison releases "Extra Texture" album in UK

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • 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
  • 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

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9th Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov wins Nobel Peace Prize

Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident Andrei Sakharov
Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident
Andrei Sakharov
  • 10th Israel formally signs Sinai accord with Egypt

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11th Islander's Bryan Trottier's 1st career hat trick

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier
  • 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

Music awardsMusic Awards

13th 9th Country Music Association Award: John Denver wins

Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver

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13th Rock vocal Neil Young undergoes throat surgery

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Neil Young

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14th US President Gerald Ford escapes injury when his limousine is struck broadside

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • 15th Iceland moves intl boundary from 50 to 200 miles
  • 17th 1st Space Shuttle main engine test at National 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

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21st Elton John given a star in Hollywood

Singer Elton John
Elton John
  • 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 Cincinnati 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

  • 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

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5th Kate Winslet, English actress (Titanic, Revolutionary Road), born in Reading

Actress Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
  • 5th Scott E Weinger, actor (Steve Taylor-Family Man, Full House), born in NYC, New York
  • 5th Bobo Baldé, Guinean footballer
  • 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, Son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's, born in NYC, New York
  • 10th Ramón Morales, Mexican footballer
  • 11th Zach Conrad, Ft Collins Colo, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • 12th Scott Von Der Ahe, linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)

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12th Marion Jones, track and field athlete/drug cheat (5 forfeited Olympic medals), born in Los Angeles, California

Track and Field Athlete/Drug Cheat Marion Jones
Track and Field Athlete/Drug Cheat
Marion Jones
  • 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, swimmer (Olympics-11-92, 96), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 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

  • 10th Actress Elizabeth Taylor (43) 6th marriage and remarriage to actor Richard Burton (49)

HeartWedding of Interest

11th Future US President Bill Clinton (29) weds future US Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham (28) in a Methodist ceremony in their living room in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton

HeartWedding of Interest

17th Bee Gees Maurice Gibb weds Yvonne Spencely

Guitarist of the Bee Gees Maurice Gibb
Guitarist of the Bee Gees
Maurice Gibb

Famous Deaths

  • 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)

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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)