What Happened in 1975 (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 694

  • Sep 29 Sharon Dahlonega Raiford Bush becomes American television's first African-American weathercaster.
  • Sep 30 5 drown in flash flood of sewer & water tunnel (Niagara Falls NY)
  • Sep 30 The Hughes (later McDonnell-Douglas, now Boeing) AH-64 Apache makes its first flight.
  • Oct 1 Britain grants internal self-government to Seychelles
  • Oct 1 Ellice Islands split from Gilbert Islands, take name "Tuvalu"

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Oct 1 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
  • Oct 1 Reunion Island stops printing stamps, France takes over production
  • Oct 2 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
  • Oct 2 Four Ulster Volunteer Force members killed after a bomb they are carrying prematurely explodes in Farrenlester, near Coleraine

Music releaseAlbum Release

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

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • Oct 3 Ireland AKZO director Tiede Herrema kidnap
  • Oct 4 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.
  • Oct 5 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Oct 5 26th Formula One WDC: Niki Lauda wins by 19.5 points
  • Oct 7 Players' Association files a suit on behalf of Dodgers' Andy Messersmith
  • Oct 7 US decides John Lennon won't be deported due to UK pot conviction
  • Oct 7 MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 0
  • Oct 7 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat Oakland Athletics, 3 games to 0
  • Oct 9 Emperor Hirohito of Japan visits SF

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Oct 9 Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov wins Nobel Peace Prize

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

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

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier
  • Oct 11 "Saturday Night Live" premieres on NBC with George Carlin as host
  • Oct 12 Archbishop Oliver Plunkett became 1st Irish-born saint in 7 centuries
  • Oct 12 Jacqueline Hansen runs women's world record marathon (2:38:19)
  • Oct 12 NASA launches space vehicle S-195

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver

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Oct 13 Rock vocal Neil Young undergoes throat surgery

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Neil Young

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

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • Oct 15 Iceland moves intl boundary from 50 to 200 miles
  • Oct 17 1st Space Shuttle main engine test at National Space Tech Labs, Miss
  • Oct 17 UN passes resolution saying "Zionism is a form of racism"
  • Oct 18 Simon & Garfunkel reunite on "Saturday Night Live", sing "My Little Town"
  • Oct 18 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 19 "Chorus Line" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 6137 performances
  • Oct 19 Cleveland Browns' Don Cockroft kicks club record 5 field goals
  • Oct 19 Hamlisch & Klebans musical "Chorus Line" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 19 Shelley Hamlin wins LPGA Japan Golf Classic
  • Oct 20 Supreme Court rules teachers could spank their pupils after warning
  • Oct 21 "Treemonisha" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 64 performances
  • Oct 21 Coast Guard Academy 1st allows women to enroll

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Oct 21 Elton John given a star in Hollywood

Singer Elton John
Elton John
  • Oct 21 Mexico City's 1st major subway accident takes 26 lives
  • Oct 21 Red Sox Carlton Fisk's 12th inning HR beats Reds 7-6 in game 6 of WS
  • Oct 21 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 21 Venera 9, 1st craft to orbit planet Venus launched
  • Oct 22 "Me & Bessie" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 453 performances
  • Oct 22 Cincinnati Reds beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 72nd World Series
  • Oct 22 Soviet spacecraft Venera 9 soft-lands on Venus
  • Oct 22 Turkish diplomat shot to death in Vienna
  • Oct 22 World Football League disbands after the Week 12 of their second season
  • Oct 23 Battle between Cuba & South Africa troops in Angola
  • Oct 23 Islander Glenn Resch's 5th shut-out opponent-Flyers 3-0
  • Oct 24 Turkish diplomat shot dead in Paris
  • Oct 25 Denver Nuggets 1st game at McNichols Sports Arena beat St Louis Spirits
  • Oct 25 USSR's Venera 10 makes day-side Venus landing
  • Oct 26 Anwar Sadat became 1st Egyptian president to officially visit US
  • Oct 26 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Oct 26 Cuba beats Mexico for its 4th Pan Am Games Gold Medal in baseball
  • Oct 26 Mary Bea Porter wins LPGA Golf Inns of America
  • Oct 27 Covers of both Time & Newsweek picture rock singer Bruce Springsteen
  • Oct 28 Calvin Murphy (Houston) begins NBA free throw streak of 58 games
  • Oct 28 Cleveland Metroparks assume operating responsibilities for Zoo
  • Oct 28 Venezuela and foreign oil companies agree on nationalization as of January 1, 1976
  • Oct 29 Boston's Fred Lynn is the overwhelming choice as AL Rookie of Year
  • Oct 29 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Oct 29 'Yorkshire Ripper' Peter Sutcliffe kills first victim, Wilma McCann
  • Oct 30 Giants pitcher John "the Count of" Montefusco wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Oct 30 John Bucyk, Boston, became 7th NHLer to score 500 goals
  • Oct 30 King Juan Carlos assumes power in Spain
  • Oct 30 NY Daily News runs headline "Ford to City: Drop Dead"

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Oct 31 Bob Geldof's first appearance with Boomtown Rats

Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist Bob Geldof
Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist
Bob Geldof
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 918

  • Jul 3 Jennifer Salinas, Miss USA-Illinois (1997)
  • Jul 3 John Hargis, US, Little Rock Ark, 100m butterfly (Olympics-96)
  • Jul 3 Keri Houlihan, Penn, actress (Molly-Our House)
  • Jul 4 Reinhard Davis, hockey goaltender (Team Austria 1998)
  • Jul 4 Tania Davis, Australian violist
  • Jul 5 Ai Sugiyama, tennis star, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jul 5 Chris Gratton, Brantford, NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • Jul 5 Christoph Brandner, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • Jul 5 Todd Macdonald, Charlestown, NHL goalie (Florida Panthers)
  • Jul 5 Hernán Crespo, Argentinian footballer
  • Jul 5 Gunnar H. Thomsen, Faroese musician (Týr)
  • Jul 5 Kip Gamblin, Australian dancer and actor
  • Jul 6 Amir-Abbas Fakhravar, Iranian journalist and activist
  • Jul 6 Sebastián Rulli, Argentine actor
  • Jul 6 50 Cent, American rapper
  • Jul 7 Tony Benshoof, American luger
  • Jul 7 Michael Voss, Australian rules footballer
  • Jul 8 Elias Viljanen, Finnish Guitarist
  • Jul 9 Jack White, American musician (The White Stripes}
  • Jul 9 Shelton Benjamin, American professional wrestler
  • Jul 10 Alain Nasreddine, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jul 10 Stefán Karl Stefánsson, Icelandic actor
  • Jul 11 Dawn Piepenbrink, wildrose Wis, pairs skater (& Nick Castaneda)
  • Jul 11 Samer el Nahhal, Finnish musician (Lordi)
  • Jul 11 Willie Anderson, American football player
  • Jul 11 Rubén Baraja, Spanish footballer
  • Jul 11 Riona Hazuki, Japanese actress
  • Jul 11 Lil' Kim, American rapper
  • Jul 12 Cheyenne Jackson, American actor and singer
  • Jul 13 Danni Boatwright, Tonganoxie, Kansas, American model/beauty queen (Miss Teen USA 1992 2nd runner-up)
  • Jul 14 Matthew Kessinger, figure skater (1995 Gt Lakes Jr champ), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Jul 14 Taboo, American rapper
  • Jul 14 Tim Hudson, American baseball player
  • Jul 15 Kara Drew, An American professional wrestler better known as Cherry
  • Jul 15 Ben Pepper, Australian basketball player
  • Jul 16 Jonathan Zwinkel, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • Jul 16 Bas Leinders, Belgian racing car driver
  • Jul 16 Ana Paula Arósio, Brazilian actress
  • Jul 16 Jamie Oliver, Welsh keyboardist
  • Jul 17 Troy Amos Ross, Georgetown Guyana, Canadian boxer (Olympics-96)
  • Jul 17 Gino D'Acampo, Italian celebrity chef
  • Jul 17 Elena Anaya, Spanish actress
  • Jul 17 Cécile de France, Belgian actress
  • Jul 17 Paul Hinojos, American guitarist (At the Drive-In, The Mars Volta)
  • Jul 17 Konnie Huq, English television presenter
  • Jul 17 Terence Tao, Australian-Chinese mathematician
  • Jul 17 Andre Adams, Former New Zealand Cricketer
  • Jul 18 Torii Hunter, baseball player
  • Jul 18 Daron Malakian, American guitarist (System of a Down, Scars on Broadway)
  • Jul 18 M.I.A. (Mathangi Arulpragasam), Hounslow, London, rapper (Sunshowers)
  • Jul 19 Alexi Komarov, Yekaterinburg Russia, dance skater (& Carr-1995 Pac Champ)
  • Jul 20 Ray Allen, NBA guard (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Jul 20 Birgitta Ohlsson, Swedish politician
  • Jul 20 Judy Greer, American actress
  • Jul 20 Erik Hagen, Norwegian footballer
  • Jul 20 El Zorro, Mexican professional wrestler
  • Jul 21 Mike Sellers, CFL defensive end (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Jul 21 Ravindra Pushpakumara, Sri Lankan cricketer (Test pace bowler)
  • Jul 23 Seong Hyeon-ah, South Korean actress
  • Jul 23 Surya Sivakumar, Tamil actor
  • Jul 24 Gloria Pizzichini, Italy, tennis star
  • Jul 24 Eric Szmanda, American actor
  • Jul 24 Torrie Wilson, American wrestler
  • Jul 25 Jean-Claude Darcheville, French footballer
  • Jul 26 Joe Smith, NBA forward (Golden State Warriors)
  • Jul 27 Alex Rodriguez, shortstop (Seattle Mariners), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 27 Alessandro Pistone, Italian footballer
  • Jul 27 Shea Hillenbrand, American baseball player
  • Jul 27 Fred Mascherino, American musician
  • Jul 28 Leonor Watling, Spanish actress and singer
  • Jul 29 Seth Greisinger, Kansas City KS, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • Jul 29 Sheya Shipanga, Miss Namibia Universe (1997)
  • Jul 29 Corrado Grabbi, Italian footballer
  • Jul 30 Tifini Hale, Palm Springs California, rocker (Party-Rodeo, That's Why)
  • Jul 30 Graham Nicholls, English artist
  • Jul 30 Annie Parisse [Anne Marie Cancelmi], Anchorage, Alaska, American actress (Law & Order, As the World Turns)
  • Jul 31 Sergei Gusev, Nizhny Tagil Russia, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)
  • Jul 31 Randy Flores, American baseball player
  • Jul 31 Simon Hirst, British radio DJ
  • Jul 31 Mike Lincoln, American baseball player
  • Jul 31 Allan von Schenkel, American musician
  • Aug 1 Mandy Leigh, Greensburg Penn, actress (Bloodscent)
  • Aug 2 Mineiro, Brazilian footballer
  • Aug 2 Ingrid Rubio, Spanish actress
  • Aug 3 Ndukwe Kalu, defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Aug 3 Trevor Pryce, NFL defensive tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Aug 3 Aryiro Strataki, Greek heptathlete
  • Aug 3 Chris Nevin, New Zealand cricketer
  • Aug 4 Beau Morgan, running back (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Aug 4 Kaipo Spenser, Wailuku HI, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • Aug 4 Andy Hallett, American actor
  • Aug 4 Daniella van Graas, Dutch model and actress
  • Aug 5 Ami Foster, actress (Margaux-Punky Brewster)
  • Aug 5 Erin Gingrich, Yuma Arizona, Miss America-Arizona (1997)
  • Aug 5 Eicca Toppinen, Finnish cellist (Apocalyptica)
  • Aug 5 Antony Cotton, English actor
  • Aug 6 Rik Platvoet, Dutch soccer player, (FC Twente, MVV)
  • Aug 6 Renate Götschl, Austrian alpine skier
  • Aug 6 Victor Zambrano, Venezuelan baseball player
  • Aug 6 Jamie McGonnigal, American actor

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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