What Happened in 1975 (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 694

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 10 57th PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 276 at Firestone Akron

  • Aug 10 David Frost purchases exclusive rights to interview Nixon
  • Aug 11 Expos' Jose Mangual struck out 5 times in a game
  • Aug 11 US vetoes proposed admission of North & South Vietnam to UN
  • Aug 13 Viv Richards out for 291 v England at Cricket, at the Oval
  • Aug 13 Bayardo Bar attack: Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers carry out a gun and bomb attack on a pub in Belfast frequented by Ulster Volunteer Force commanders; 4 Protestant civilians and 1 UVF member are killed
  • Aug 14 -15] Pakistani military coup against president Mujib ur-Rahman
  • Aug 14 Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich is buried at the Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow
  • Aug 14 Norwegian King Olav V opens Longyearbyen Airport on Spitsbergen
  • Aug 15 Bangladesh military coup under Khondakar Moustaque Ahmed
  • Aug 15 Joanne Little acquitted of murder charges
  • Aug 15 Miki Takeo makes the first official pilgrimage to Yasukuni Shrine by an incumbent prime minister on the anniversary of the end of World War II.
  • Aug 16 "Rodgers & Hart" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 108 performances
  • Aug 16 Peter Gabriel quits Genesis
  • Aug 17 Jo Ann Washam wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
  • Aug 19 Astros hire Bill Virdon to replace Preston Gomez as manager
  • Aug 20 Il-62 crashes south of Damascus, Syria, killing 126
  • Aug 20 Viking 1 launched to orbit around Mars, soft landing
  • Aug 21 3 truck pile up kills 10, injures 26 on French highway
  • Aug 21 Rick & Paul Reuschel become 1st brothers to pitch a combined shut out
  • Aug 21 US lightens trade embargo against Cuba
  • Aug 22 McNichols Sports Arena in Denver opens
  • Aug 23 Classical Way wins Championship Cup at Roosevelt Raceway
  • Aug 23 Communists take over Laos
  • Aug 23 Ethiopian junta under Mengistu Haile
  • Aug 23 Free guitarist Paul Kossoff revived from dead after heart attack
  • Aug 23 Philip Kapleau conducts 1st jukai ceremony in Poland
  • Aug 23 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Aug 24 Davey Lopes steals his 38th consecutive base, then thrown out stealing
  • Aug 24 Judy Rankin wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
  • Aug 24 Papadopoulos/Pattakos/Makarezos sentenced to death in Athens
  • Aug 24 SF Giant Ed Halick no-hits NY Giants, 6-0
  • Aug 24 Tampa Bay Rowdies beat Portland 2-0 for NASL cup
  • Aug 27 1st night match at US Tennis Open (Parun defeats Smith)
  • Aug 27 Veronica & Colin Scargill (England) complete tandem bicycle ride, a record 18,020 miles around the world
  • Aug 29 Star in Cygnus goes nova becoming 4th brightest in sky
  • Aug 30 KTW-AM in Seattle Wash changes call letters to KYAC (now KKFX)
  • Sep 1 All political parties forbidden in Bangladesh
  • Sep 1 Gunsmoke goes off the air

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 1 Jerry Lewis' 10th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 1 KOL-AM in Seattle Wash changes call letters to KMPS
  • Sep 1 NY Met Tom Seaver is 1st to strike out 200 in 8 consecutive seasons
  • Sep 1 NYC transit fare rises from 35 cents to 50 cents
  • Sep 1 5 Protestant civilians are killed and 7 were wounded in a Provisional Irish Republican Army gun attack on Tullyvallen Orange Hall near Newtownhamilton, County Armagh
  • Sep 1 US stripper well oil prices decontrolled
  • Sep 3 Chartered Boeing 707 crashes in Atlas Mts of Morocco, 188 die
  • Sep 3 Steve Garvey begins his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak
  • Sep 4 The Sinai Interim Agreement relating to the Arab-Israeli conflict is signed.

MurderAssassination Attempt

Sep 5 First Assassination attempt on US President Gerald Ford by Lynette Fromme in Sacramento

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • Sep 5 Portugal premier Goncalvez resigns
  • Sep 5 Wings release "Letting Go"
  • Sep 6 6.8 quake along Anatolian Fault kills over 2,000 in Lice, Turkey
  • Sep 6 Tawny Elaine Godin (NY), 18, crowned 48th Miss America 1976

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Sep 6 Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova asks for US political asylum in New York City during the US Open

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Sep 6 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 6 95th Women's U.S. Open: Chris Evert beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley (5-7, 6-4, 6-2)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Sep 7 Carol Mann wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • Sep 7 Cincinnati Reds, win earliest NL division title
  • Sep 7 Last day of 1st-class cricket for Pakistani cricketer Hanif Mohammad

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 7 95th Men's U.S. Open: Manuel Orantes beats #1 seed Jimmy Connors (6-4, 6-3, 6-4)

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • Sep 8 Boston begins court-ordered bussing of public schools
  • Sep 8 Guinee-Bissau declares independence from Portugal
  • Sep 9 Viking 2 Mars probe launches

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 10 Darryl Sittler is named captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs

NHL Legend Darryl Sittler
NHL Legend
Darryl Sittler
  • Sep 10 Rock band KISS release their 1st live album "Alive"
  • Sep 13 -27] Hurricane Eloise, kills 71 in Caribbean & US
  • Sep 14 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Southgate Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 14 Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton canonized as 1st US-born saint by Pope Paul VI

1st American-born Saint Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton
1st American-born Saint
Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton
  • Sep 14 Rembrandts "Nightwatch" slashed & damaged in Amsterdam
  • Sep 14 Robin Yount breaks Mel Ott's record, playing in 242 games as a teen
  • Sep 15 Mike Vail extends hitting streak ton rookie-record 23 straight game
  • Sep 15 The French département of Corse (the entire island of Corsica) is divided into two: Haute-Corse and Corse-du-Sud.
  • Sep 15 1st College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 17-3 in Foxborough
  • Sep 16 Papua New Guinea gains independence from Australia (National Day)
  • Sep 16 Pirates beat Cubs 22-0, Rennie Stennett is 3rd to go 7 for 7
  • Sep 16 Rennie Stennett is 2nd to hit 7-for-7 in a 9-inning game
  • Sep 16 The first prototype of the MiG-31 interceptor makes its maiden flight.
  • Sep 17 Rollout of 1st space shuttle orbiter Enterprise (OV-101)
  • Sep 18 Heiress-turned-bank robber Patricia Campbell Hearst captured by FBI in SF
  • Sep 19 Indonesia sends troops to Portuguese East Timor
  • Sep 20 21st Ryder Cup: US, 21-11 at Laurel Valley Golf Club (Ligonier, Pennsylvania, US)

Music release#1 in the Charts

Sep 20 David Bowie's "Fame," single goes #1 for 2 weeks

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
David Bowie
  • Sep 20 Gary Sentman draws a record 176 lb longbow to a maximum 28½" draw
  • Sep 21 Jo Ann Washam wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic
  • Sep 22 World Football League folds
  • Sep 22 Second assassination attempt on US President Gerald Ford by Sara Jane Moore fails in San Francisco
  • Sep 24 OPEC announces a 15% increase in government per barrel revenues
  • Sep 25 Jackie Wilson suffers heart attack & lapse into a 9 yr terminal coma
  • Sep 26 Phillies & NY Mets play a doubleheader that ends at 3:15 AM
  • Sep 27 Government De Uyl recalls Dutch ambassador from Spain
  • Sep 28 5th NYC Women's Marathon won by Kim Merritt in 2:46:14
  • Sep 28 6th NYC Marathon won by Tom Fleming in 2:19:27
  • Sep 28 Bill authorizes admission of women to military academies
  • Sep 28 Oakland A's Vida Blue, Glenn Abbott, Paul Linblad & Rollie Fingers, no-hits California Angels 5-0
  • Sep 28 The Spaghetti House siege, in which nine people were taken as hostages, takes place in London.
  • Sep 29 "Three For Money" debuts on NBC-TV
  • Sep 29 Jackie Wilson, slips into an irreversible coma; he dies in 1984
  • Sep 29 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Sep 29 WGPR-TV Detroit, 1st Black-owned station in US, began broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 918

  • May 27 Michael Hussey, Australian cricketer
  • May 27 Jadakiss, American rapper (The Lox)
  • May 27 Jamie Oliver, British chef and television personality
  • May 28 Caresa Winters, Miss South Dakota USA (1996)
  • May 28 Mike Fisher, Naperville Ill, soccer midfielder (Olympics-gold-96)
  • May 29 Alexander Zhurik, hockey defenseman (Belarus, Oly-98)
  • May 29 Bianca Langham, Australian field hockey fullback/halfback (Olympic-96)
  • May 29 Melanie Janine Brown, "Scary Spice", Leeds, vocalist (Spice Girls)
  • May 29 Shoshanna Lonstein, girlfriend (Jerry Seinfeld), born in NYC, New York
  • May 29 Anthony Wall, English golfer
  • May 30 Andrew Farrell, English rugby league and union footballer
  • May 30 Marissa Mayer, American technology executive (CEO of Yahoo, designed Google home page) born in Wausau, Wisconsin
  • Jun 1 Michal Grosek, Gottwaldov Cze, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
  • Jun 1 James Storm, American professional wrestler
  • Jun 2 Dontae' Jones, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
  • Jun 2 Sally Newmarch, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 3 Jamie Nails, offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)
  • Jun 3 Jose Molina, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • Jun 4 Betty Okino, Uganda, US gymnist (Olympic-92)
  • Jun 4 Dinanath Ramnarine, cricketer (Trinidad & Tobago leg-spinner)
  • Jun 4 Kurt Dreger, Ironwood Mich, dance skater (& Cronin-1997 Natl-13th)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 4 Russell Brand, English comedian and television personality, born in Grays, Essex

Comedian Russell Brand
Russell Brand
  • Jun 4 Henry Burris, American Football Quarterback

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 4 Angelina Jolie, American actress (Girl, Interrupted, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Jun 5 Zydrunas Ilgauskas, NBA center (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Jun 5 Sandra Stals, Belgian athlete
  • Jun 6 Niklas Sundstrom, Ornskoldsvik Swe, NHL left wing (NY Rangers)
  • Jun 6 Staci Keanan, [Anastasia Love Sagorsky], actress (Nicole-My 2 Dads)
  • Jun 6 Cheer Chen, Taiwanese singer and musician
  • Jun 6 Nina Kaczorowski, American actress
  • Jun 7 Allen Iverson, NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Jun 8 Bryan McCabe, St Catherines, NHL defenseman (NY Islanders)
  • Jun 8 Shilpa Shetty, Indian actress
  • Jun 9 Andrew Symonds, cricketer (Birmingham, brilliant Qld & Gloucs batsman)
  • Jun 9 Carolyne Lepage, 48 kg judoka (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 9 Paul Agostino, Australian soccer striker (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
  • Jun 9 Otto Addo, Ghanaian footballer
  • Jun 9 Jeff Saturday, American football player
  • Jun 10 Henrik Pedersen, Danish footballer
  • Jun 10 Risto Jussilainen, Finnish ski jumper
  • Jun 11 Choi Ji Woo, South Korean actress and model
  • Jun 11 Thomas Bimis, Greek diver
  • Jun 12 Ryan Tucker, NFL center (St Louis Rams)
  • Jun 12 Scott Ferrier, Australia, high jumper/decathlete (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 13 Dave Roche, Lindsay, NHL left wing (Pitts Penguins)
  • Jun 13 Johannes Grenzfurthner, Austrian artist, writer, curator and director
  • Jun 13 Riccardo Scimeca, English footballer
  • Jun 14 A J Mleczko, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
  • Jun 14 Ryuji Miki, Japanese racing driver
  • Jun 14 Chris Onstad, American cartoonist
  • Jun 14 Bob Nanna, American musician (Braid, Hey Mercedes, The City on Film)
  • Jun 15 Agathe Neuner, Miss Germany Universe (1997)
  • Jun 15 Elizabeth Reaser, American actress
  • Jun 15 Rachel Wacholder, American beach volleyballer
  • Jun 16 Asa Carlsson, Vasteras Sweden, tennis star (1995 Futures-Stockholm)
  • Jun 16 Maria Sinigerova, Miss Universe-Bulgaria (1996)
  • Jun 17 Frederick Koehler, actor (Chip-Kate & Allie), born in Queens, New York
  • Jun 17 Petra Vaarakallio, ice hockey center (Finland, Oly-98)
  • Jun 18 Aleksandrs Koliņko, Latvian footballer
  • Jun 18 Martin St. Louis, Canadian hockey player
  • Jun 18 Marie Gillain, Belgian actress
  • Jun 18 Jemma Griffiths, Welsh singer-songwriter
  • Jun 18 Jamel Debbouze, French actor and producer
  • Jun 19 Anna Valle, Miss Universe-Italy (1996)
  • Jun 19 Anthony Parker, NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Jun 19 Brandon Mitchell, defensive end (New England Patriots)
  • Jun 19 Hugh Dancy, English actor
  • Jun 20 Francois Rozenthal, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • Jun 20 Maurice Rozenthal, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • Jun 20 Daniel Zítka, Czech footballer
  • Jun 22 Andreas Klöden, German professional road cyclist
  • Jun 22 Laila Rouass, Moroccan-Indian actress
  • Jun 23 Alexander Serikow, Landshut GER, hockey forward (Team Germany)
  • Jun 23 Jane Jamieson, Australian heptathlete (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 23 Kevin Dyson, American football player
  • Jun 24 Carla Gallo, American actress
  • Jun 24 Marek Malik, Czech ice hockey player
  • Jun 25 Alberto Costa, professional tennis player, Lerida Spain
  • Jun 25 Linda Cardellini, American actress
  • Jun 25 Chenoa, Spanish singer
  • Jun 25 Vladimir Kramnik, Russian chess player
  • Jun 25 Natasha Klauss, Colombian actress
  • Jun 26 Umeki Webb, WNBA guard/forward (Phoenix Mercury)
  • Jun 26 Jonah Sorrentino, American hip hop artist
  • Jun 26 Terry Skiverton, English football player
  • Jun 27 Porter Collins, rower (Olympics-5th-1996), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 27 Sarah Evanetz, 100m butterfly (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 27 Tobey Maguire, American actor (Spider-Man, The Great Gatsby), born in Santa Monica, California

  • Jun 27 Daryle Ward, American baseball player
  • Jun 27 Ace Darling, American professional wrestler
  • Jun 28 Chad Green, Dunkirk NY, baseball outfielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • Jun 28 Jon Nödtveidt, Swedish musician, Dissection
  • Jun 29 Mathew Gates, Baldock England, dance skater (& Chalom-1995 Nat Jr champ)
  • Jun 30 Natasha Sturgess, Australian mistral sailor (Olympics-96)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 30 Ralf Schumacher, German Formula 1 race car driver, born in Hürth, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Formula 1 Racing Driver Ralf Schumacher
Formula 1 Racing Driver
Ralf Schumacher
  • Jul 1 Sufjan Stevens, American musician
  • Jul 2 Catalina Cristea, Bucharest Rom, tennis star (1995 quarter Jakarta)
  • Jul 2 Daniel Kowalski, Singapore, Aust swimmer (Olympics-bronze/silver-96)
  • Jul 2 Eric Daze, NHL left wing (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jul 2 Erik Ohlsson, Swedish guitarist (Millencolin)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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