What Happened in 1975 (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 694

  • Jun 16 Bucks trade Kareem Abdul-Jabber & Walt Wesley to LA for 4 players
  • Jun 16 Italy's Communist party PCI, wins
  • Jun 16 Randy Farland finds a 14-leaf clover near Sioux Falls, SD
  • Jun 16 Supreme Court rules uniform minimum legal fees are a violation
  • Jun 17 Voters in Northern Mariana Islands approve commonwealth status with US
  • Jun 18 Fred Lynn gets 10 RBIs in a Red Sox 15-1 victory over Tigers
  • Jun 18 Gary Gilmour takes 6-14 in Cricket World Cup semi v England
  • Jun 18 NBC News & Information Service (24 hr news) premieres on radio

Film release premierFilm Release

Jun 20 "Jaws", based on the book by Peter Benchley, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Roy Scheider is released

Director Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
Jaws Novelist Peter Benchley
Jaws Novelist
Peter Benchley

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 21 Elton John, Eagles & Beach Boys play Wembley

Singer Elton John
Elton John

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 21 Ritchie Blackmore quits Deep Purple, forms Rainbow

  • Jun 21 Soyuz 19 returns to Earth
  • Jun 21 West Indies beat Australia by 17 runs to win Cricket World Cup
  • Jun 22 Betsy Cullen wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic
  • Jun 22 Ulster Volunteer Force try to derail a train by planting a bomb on the railway line near County Kildare, Ireland; a civilian who tries to stop them is stabbed-to-death (his actions delay the explosion to let the train pass safely)
  • Jun 23 75th US Golf Open: Lou Graham shoots a 287 at Medinah CC ILL

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 23 Rocker Alice Cooper falls off stage in Vancouver, breaks 6 ribs

Rocker Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper
  • Jun 24 Eastern 727 crashes at JFK Airport NY, kills 113
  • Jun 24 Moon tremor perceived (hit by Taurid meteors)
  • Jun 25 After a prolonged liberation struggle against Portuguese colonial rulers, Mozambique becomes independent as People Republic of Mozambique.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 25 Barry White's "Can't Get Enough of Your Love Babe" is released

Singer Barry White
Barry White

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 26 Indian PM Indira Gandhi declares a state of emergency

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi
  • Jun 26 Two FBI agents and a member of the American Indian Movement are killed in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; Leonard Peltier is later convicted of the murders in a controversial trial.
  • Jun 26 U.S. Supreme Court's rules unanimously in "O'Connor v. Donaldson" that non-dangerous people can't be confined to psychiatric facilities without adequate treatment if able to live viably in outside society
  • Jun 27 25th Berlin International Film Festival: "Adoption" wins the Golden Bear

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 28 David Bowie releases "Fame"

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
David Bowie
  • Jun 28 Golfer Lee Trevino is struck by lightning at Western Open (Ill)
  • Jun 28 The South African rugby team beats France 33-18 in Pretoria
  • Jun 29 3rd du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): JoAnne Carner
  • Jun 29 8.10" (20.57 cm) of rainfall, Litchville No Dakota (state 24-hr rec)
  • Jun 30 Bundy victim Shelley Robertson disappears in Colorado

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 30 Heavyweight Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Bugner in Malaysia

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Jun 30 University of California reports galaxy 3C123 at 8 billion light years distance
  • Jul 1 Muhammad Ali beats Joe Bugner in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Jul 1 WEDway People Mover opens in Tomorrowland, Disney World, Florida

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 82nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Evonne Goolagong (60 61)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 4 Ted Bundy victim Nancy Baird disappears from Layton, Utah

Serial Killer Ted Bundy
Serial Killer
Ted Bundy

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 5 89th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Ashe beats Jimmy Connors (61 61 57 64)

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • Jul 5 Cape Verde Is gain independence after 500 years of Portuguese rule
  • Jul 6 Argentine government falls
  • Jul 6 Comoros declare independence from France (most of them)
  • Jul 6 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes Sonate for alto opus 147
  • Jul 6 Susie McAllister wins LPGA Wheeling Ladies Golf Classic
  • Jul 7 TV soap opera "Ryan's Hope" premieres

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 8 Israeli premier Yitzhak Rabin visits West-Germany

5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jul 8 US President Gerald Ford announced he'll seek Republican presidential nomination

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • Jul 8 Quake damages over 2,000 temples in Pagan Burma, 20-foot-high seated Buddha of Thandawgya decapitated
  • Jul 9 The National Assembly of Senegal passes a law that paves way for a (albeit highly restricted) multi-party system.
  • Jul 10 Gladys Knight & Pips Summer Series premieres on NBC-TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 10 Test Cricket debut of Graham Gooch, v Australia, out for a pair

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Graham Gooch

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 12 104th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 279 at Carnoustie

Golfer Tom Watson
Tom Watson
  • Jul 12 Bob Taylor catches 7 in an innings, Derbyshire v Yorkshire
  • Jul 12 Sao Tomé e Príncipe gains independence from Portugal (National Day)
  • Jul 13 8.5" (21.6 cm) of rainfall, Dover, Delaware (state record)
  • Jul 13 Carol Mann wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
  • Jul 14 EPCOT Center (Florida) plans announced
  • Jul 15 46th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-3 at County Stadium, Milwaukee
  • Jul 15 All star MVP: Bill Madlock (Pittsburgh Pirates) & John Matlock (NY Mets)
  • Jul 15 Soyuz 19 & Apollo 18 launched; will rendezvous 2 days later
  • Jul 16 Commissioner Bowie Kuhn is reelected for a 7-year term
  • Jul 17 Apollo 18 & Soyuz 19 make 1st US/USSR linkup in space
  • Jul 17 Four British soldiers are killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army remote-controlled bomb near Forkill, County Armagh; the attack was the first major breach of a February truce
  • Jul 18 Jury can't decide on trial of Dave Forbes of Boston Bruins (1st athlete indicted for excessive violence during play)
  • Jul 19 Apollo & Soyuz linked in orbit for 2 days, separate
  • Jul 19 NY Yankee catcher Thurman Munson's 1st-inning single & RBI are nullified because tar on his bat handle exceeds 18" limit
  • Jul 20 30th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Sandra Palmer
  • Jul 20 India expels three reporters from The Times, The Daily Telegraph, and Newsweek because they refused to sign a pledge to abide by government censorship.
  • Jul 20 62nd Tour de France won by Bernard Thevenet of France
  • Jul 21 Billy Martin fired as Texas Rangers manager
  • Jul 21 NY Met Félix Millán hits 4 singles; erased by Joe Torres 4 double plays

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 22 US House of Representives votes to restore citizenship to General Robert E. Lee

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee
  • Jul 23 Alan Ayckbourn's "Absent Friends" premieres in London
  • Jul 23 LA Dodgers W Crawford & Lee Lacy are 5th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • Jul 25 "A Chorus Line", longest-running Broadway show (6,137), premieres
  • Jul 26 Soyuz 18B returns to Earth
  • Jul 27 Carol Mann wins LPGA George Washington Ladies Golf Classic
  • Jul 27 The British government closes its consulate in Angola following increasing fighting between the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola and South African troops
  • Jul 29 Ford became 1st US President to visit Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz
  • Jul 29 Military coup by Gen Mohammed/Pres Jakubu Gowon fired
  • Jul 30 Simon Gray's "Otherwise Engaged" premieres in London
  • Jul 30 US Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa disappears in suburban Detroit; Hoffa was legally declared dead in 1982
  • Jul 30 7th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel
  • Jul 31 The Miami Showband killings: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), a loyalist paramilitary group, shoot dead three members of an Irish showband at Buskhill, County Down, Ireland
  • Aug 1 38 government leaders signs Helsinki accord
  • Aug 1 41st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Pittsburgh 21, All-Stars 14 (54,103)
  • Aug 1 Billy Martin replaces Bill Virdon as manager of NY Yankees
  • Aug 1 Helsinki Pact guaranteeing boundaries, rights signed by 35 nations
  • Aug 1 CSCE Final Act creates the Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
  • Aug 2 104°F (40°C) at Providence, Rhode Island (state record)
  • Aug 2 107°F (42°C) at Chester/New Bedford, Massachusetts (state record)
  • Aug 3 500 drown when 2 river boats collide & sink in China's West River
  • Aug 3 Louisiana Superdome is dedicated
  • Aug 3 Poland & West Germany reach accord about returning ethnic Germans
  • Aug 3 Susie Berning wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 4 Robert Plant is involved in a car crash in Rhodes

Rock Vocalist Robert Plant
Rock Vocalist
Robert Plant
  • Aug 5 Phillies 1st 8 batters get hits for a record, beat Cubs 13-5

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 5 Stevie Wonder signs $13M contract with Motown

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 8 Hank Williams Jr. falls off the side of Ajax Peak in Montana

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams Jr
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams Jr
  • Aug 9 1st NFL game in Louisiana Superdome, Houston beats Saints 13-7
  • Aug 9 Dodger Davey Lopes steals record 32nd consecutive base without being caught

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 918

  • Apr 17 Gabriel Soto, Mexican actor
  • Apr 19 Jason Gillespie, Australian cricketer (fast bowler, Australia 1996)
  • Apr 19 Nazarena Almada, Miss Argentina Universe (1997)
  • Apr 19 Temoc Suarez, soccer forward (Olympics-gold-96), born in Greenwood, South Carolina
  • Apr 19 Jussi Jääskeläinen, Finnish footballer
  • Apr 21 Angela Michelle Hughes, Anderson SC, Miss America-SC (1997)
  • Apr 21 Danyon Joseph Loader, Dunedin NZ, 200m/400m swimmer (Olymp-2 gold-96)
  • Apr 22 Brian Manning, wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
  • Apr 22 Stijn Haeldermans, Belgian soccer player (MVV)
  • Apr 22 Greg Moore, Canadian race car driver (d. 1999)
  • Apr 22 Carlos Sastre, Spanish cyclist
  • Apr 23 Bret Anderson, CFL slot back (BC Lions)
  • Apr 23 Jón Þór Birgisson, Icelandic musician and singer (Sigur Rós)
  • Apr 24 Justin Boocock, Launceston Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)
  • Apr 24 Michael Stewart, NBA center (Sacramento Kings)
  • Apr 24 Sam Doumit, American actress
  • Apr 25 Jacque Jones, baseball outfielder (Olympics-bronze-96), born in San Diego, California
  • Apr 25 Ruben Gomez, rocker (Menudo-Cannonball)
  • Apr 25 Emily Bergl, English-American actress
  • Apr 25 Chris Lilley, Australian actor, comedian, and writer
  • Apr 26 Jabbar Threats, defensive end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Apr 26 Trudi Ferguson, Miss Universe-Jamaica (1996)
  • Apr 26 Nathan "Joey" Jordison, American musician (Slipknot)
  • Apr 26 Nerina Pallot, British singer
  • Apr 27 Andre Gower, actor (Baby Makes 5, Fathers & Sons, Mr President)
  • Apr 27 Kenny Harris, safety (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Apr 27 Michael Booker, cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Apr 27 Rabih Abdullah, former National Football League player
  • Apr 27 Chris Carpenter, American baseball player
  • Apr 28 James Thrash, wide receiver (Washington Redskins)
  • Apr 28 Martin Lewis, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
  • Apr 29 John Macready, gymnast (Olympics-5th-96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 29 Béres Zoo, Hungarian radio DJ
  • Apr 29 Rafael Betancourt, Venezuelan baseball player
  • Apr 30 Beverley Peele, model [or Apr 7]
  • Apr 30 Johnny Galecki, American actor (Roseanne, The Big Bang Theory), born in Bree Belgium
  • Apr 30 Elliott Sadler, American race car driver
  • Apr 30 Mike Chat, American actor
  • May 1 Austin Croshere, NBA forward (Indiana Pacers)
  • May 1 Marc-Vivien Foé, Cameroonian footballer (d. 2003)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 1 Jodhi May, British actress (A World Apart, The Other Boleyn Girl), born in London, England

Actress Jodhi May
Jodhi May
  • May 1 Alexei Smertin, Russian footballer
  • May 2 Mark Johnson, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • May 2 Murray William Burdan, swimmer (Olympics-96), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • May 2 David Beckham, Leytonstone, London, English footballer (Manchester United, England)
  • May 3 Maksim Mrvica, Croatian pianist
  • May 3 Eva Santolaria, Spanish actress
  • May 3 Dulé Hill, American actor
  • May 4 Pablo Ruiz, Buenos Aires Arg, spanish singer
  • May 4 Laci Peterson, American murder victim (d. 2002)
  • May 5 Christine Buschur, Eagle River Alaska, Miss America-Alaska (1997)
  • May 7 Jason Tunks, discus thrower (Olympics-96), born in London, Ontario
  • May 7 Zee, American hip hop artist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 8 Enrique Iglesias, Spanish singer-songwriter and King of Latin Pop (Bailamos, Hero), born in Madrid, Spain

King of Latin Pop Enrique Iglesias
King of Latin Pop
Enrique Iglesias
  • May 8 Jussi Markkanen, Finnish ice hockey player
  • May 8 Gastón Mazzacane, Argentine racing driver
  • May 9 Brian Deegan, Freestyle Motocross innovator
  • May 9 Chris Diamantopoulos, Canadian actor
  • May 9 Tamia, Canadian singer
  • May 10 Adam Deadmarsh, Trail BC, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche, Oly-98)
  • May 10 Hélio Castroneves, Brazilian race car driver
  • May 12 Lawrence Phillips, running back (St Louis Rams)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 12 Jonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby union player and the youngest ever All Black, born in Auckland (d. 2015)

Rugby Union Superstar Jonah Lomu
Rugby Union Superstar
Jonah Lomu
  • May 13 Chris Crawford, NBA forward (Atlanta Hawks)
  • May 14 Carmen Klomp, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • May 14 Nicki Sørensen, Danish road cyclist
  • May 14 Salim Iles, Algerian swimmer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 15 Ray Lewis, American football linebacker (Baltimore Ravens), born in Bartow, Florida

NFL Legend Ray Lewis
NFL Legend
Ray Lewis
  • May 16 Tony Kakko, Finnish singer (Sonata Arctica)
  • May 16 Tonéx, American singer
  • May 17 Cheick Kongo, French martial artist
  • May 17 Jonti Picking, British cartoonist
  • May 17 Kostas Sommer, Greek actor
  • May 17 Laura Voutilainen, Finnish singer
  • May 17 Alex Wright, German professional wrestler
  • May 18 John Higgins, Scottish snooker player
  • May 18 Jack Johnson, American musician
  • May 18 Peter Iwers, Swedish bass player (In Flames)
  • May 19 London Fletcher, American football player
  • May 19 Masanobu Ando, Japanese actor
  • May 19 Pretinha, Brazilian footballer
  • May 20 Isaac Gálvez, Spanish cyclist (d. 2006)
  • May 20 Mark Zupan, American quadriplegic rugby player
  • May 21 Lee Gaze, Welsh guitarist
  • May 22 Cole Hauser, actor (Randy-High Incident)[or Mar 22], born in Santa Barbara, California
  • May 22 Jaane Niinimaa, Raahe FIN, NHL defenseman (Finland Oly-br-98, Flyers)
  • May 22 Tracy Brookshaw, American professional wrestler and valet
  • May 22 Salvador Ballesta, Spanish Footballer.
  • May 23 Vincent Goossens, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
  • May 23 Kim Sung-soo, South Korean actor
  • May 24 Katie King, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
  • May 24 Yannis Goumas, Greek footballer
  • May 24 Marc Gagnon, Canadian short track speed skater
  • May 24 Maria Lawson, British Singer
  • May 25 Adam Saathoff, running target (Olympics-1996), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • May 26 Christopher Lindsey Donaldson, Dunedin NZ, 100m/200m runner (Oly-96)
  • May 26 Travis Lee, baseball 1st baseman (Olympics-bronze-96), born in San Diego, California

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 26 Lauryn Hill, American singer-songwriter (The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill), born in East Orange, New Jersey

Singer-Songwriter Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
  • May 26 Nicki Aycox, American actress
  • May 27 André 3000, American musician (OutKast)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 320 of 320

  • Dec 7 Beatrix Loughran, American figure skater (Olympic Gold 1924, 1928, 1932), dies at 75
  • Dec 8 Gary Thain, New Zealand bassist (Uriah Heep) (b. 1948)
  • Dec 9 William A Wellman, US director (Ox Bow Incident), dies at 79
  • Dec 11 Lee Wiley, American jazz singer (b. 1908)
  • Dec 13 Cyril Delevanti, actor (Lucius-Jefferson Davis), dies at 88
  • Dec 13 Hendrik Kruls, Dutch gen/chief milt authority (1944-46), dies at 73
  • Dec 14 Arthur Treacher, TV announcer (Merv Griffin Show), dies at 81
  • Dec 15 Mukhtar Ashrafi, composer, dies at 63
  • Dec 17 Frank Sully, actor (Parachute Nurse, Inside the Law), dies at 67
  • Dec 17 Noble Sissle, jazz musician, dies at 86
  • Dec 17 [Theodore Roosevelt] Hound Dog Taylor, American Chicago blues guitarist and singer, dies of lung cancer at 60
  • Dec 18 Theodosius Dobzhansky, Ukrainian geneticist (b. 1900)
  • Dec 20 Vincent Lopez, orchestra leader (Welcome Aboard), dies at 76
  • Dec 20 William Lundigan, Syracuse NY, actor (Climax), dies at 61
  • Dec 21 William Lundigan, announcer (CBS Mystery Theater), dies at 61
  • Dec 23 Richard S Welch, CIA station chief in Athens, shot dead
  • Dec 24 Bernard Herrmann, American composer, dies of heart attack at 64
  • Dec 25 Gaston Gallimard, French publisher (Library Gallimard), dies at 94
  • Dec 29 Euell Gibbons, American outdoorsman and proponent of natural diets (b. 1911).
  • Dec 31 Donal Michalsky, composer, dies at 47