Historical Events in 1975

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  • Jan 1st Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Mitchell & Mardian convicted of Watergate crimes
  • Jan 1st International Women's Year begins
  • Jan 1st Sweden adopts constitution
  • Jan 1st U.S. Federal oil depletion allowance eliminated for large producers

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 1st 63rd Men's Australian Open: John Newcombe beats Jimmy Connors (7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6)

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 1st 63rd Women's Australian Open: Evonne Goolagong Cawley beats Martina Navratilova (6-3, 6-2)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Jan 1st 61st Rose Bowl: #5 Southern California beats #3 Ohio State, 18-17
  • Jan 1st 41st Orange Bowl: #9 Notre Dame beats #2 Alabama, 13-11
  • Jan 2nd US Department of Interior designates grizzly bear a threatened species
  • Jan 4th "Good News" closes at St James Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • Jan 4th "Gypsy" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 120 performances
  • Jan 4th "Over Here" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 341 performances
  • Jan 4th Ford Executive Order on CIA Activities within the US (No 11828)
  • Jan 4th Ice thickness measured at 4776 m, Wilkes Land, Antarctica
  • Jan 4th Montreal Canadiens shutout Washington Capitals 10-0
  • Jan 5th Charlie Smalls' "Wiz" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1672 performances
  • Jan 5th Salyut 4 with crew of 2 is launched for 30 days
  • Jan 5th 14 die when British freighter "Lake Illawarra" rams pylon bridge between Derwent & Hobart, Tasmania & ship sinks
  • Jan 6th "AM America" premieres on ABC-TV with Bill Beutel as host
  • Jan 6th "Wheel Of Fortune" debuts on NBC-TV
  • Jan 6th 1000 Led Zeppelin fans, waiting overnight inside the lobby of the Boston Garden for tickets to the group's February 4th gig to go on sale, cause a riot and an esimated $30,000 damage
  • Jan 7th Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to AR Ammons (Sphere)
  • Jan 7th Gary Geld & Peter Udell's musical "Shenandoah" premieres in NYC for 1050 performances
  • Jan 7th Led Zeppelin fans riot before Boston concert causing $30,000 damage
  • Jan 8th Judge Sirica orders release of Watergate's John W Dean III, Herbert W Kalmbach & Jeb Stuart Magruder from prison
  • Jan 9th 600 employees of Royal Canadian Mint go on strike
  • Jan 9th Australia beat England by 171 runs in 4th Test to regain Ashes
  • Jan 11th Soyuz 17 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 4
  • Jan 12th Chrysler Corp offers 1st car rebates
  • Jan 12th Super Bowl IX: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Minnesota Vikings, 16-6 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Franco Harris, Pittsburgh, RB

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 13th Henry Kissinger hints at military action against oil countries in case of "actual strangulation of the industrialized world" in the wake of oil shock

Politician, statesman Henry Kissinger
Politician, statesman
Henry Kissinger
  • Jan 14th Anita Wold (Norway) sets women's ski jump distance record-98 m
  • Jan 14th USSR breaks trade agreement with US
  • Jan 14th 17-year-old Lesley Whittle is kidnapped in Shropshire, England
  • Jan 14th 25th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 108-102 at Phoenix
  • Jan 15th Portugal signs accord for Angola's independence
  • Jan 15th Space Mountain opens (Disneyland)
  • Jan 18th "Jeffersons" spinoff from "All in the Family" premieres on CBS
  • Jan 19th 4 mail truck assault on El Al B-747 in Paris, escape to Iraq
  • Jan 19th Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Colgate Golf Triple Crown
  • Jan 19th Triple J begins broadcasting in Sydney, Australia.
  • Jan 20th NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 17-10
  • Jan 20th Terrence McNally's "Ritz" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 21st 28th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 7-1 at Montreal
  • Jan 22nd Landsat 2, an Earth Resources Technology Satellite, launched
  • Jan 23rd "Barney Miller" premieres on ABC TV
  • Jan 23rd Ralph Kiner elected to baseball's Hall of Fame
  • Jan 24th "Hot l Baltimore" situation comedy premieres on ABC TV
  • Jan 24th Fastest Earth-bound object, 7200 kph, in vacuum centrifuge, England

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 25th 10th hat trick in NY Islander history, Denis Potvin's 1st

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
  • Jan 25th Bangladeshi parliament disposes of premier sheik Mujib ur-Rahman

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 25th 32nd Golden Globes: Chinatown, Jack Nicholson, & Gena Rowlands win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 26th Edward Albee's "Seascape" premieres in NYC

Playwright Edward Albee
Edward Albee
  • Jan 28th 8th ABA All-Star Game: East 151 beats West 124 at San Antonio
  • Jan 28th 1975 NFL Draft: Steve Bartkowski from University of California first pick by Atlanta Falcons
  • Jan 29th "Men on the Moon" opens at Little Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Jan 29th First American Annual Comedy Awards, hosted by Alan King
  • Jan 29th West Indies win fifth test against India to take exciting series 3-2

Music releaseMusic Single

Jan 31st Barry Manilow's single "Mandy" goes gold

Musician Barry Manilow
Barry Manilow

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 31st John Lennon releases "#9 Dream"

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Jan 31st UCLA defeats Kentucky 92-85 to win the NCAA basketball championship
  • Feb 1st "Hoppy, Gene & Me" by Roy Rogers peaks at #65
  • Feb 1st "Men on the Moon" closes at Little Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Feb 1st 1st successful Wash Cap penalty shot, Ken Lockett vs Vancouver Canucks
  • Feb 1st Lorne Henning scores on 3rd Islander penalty shot
  • Feb 1st Otis Francis Tabler is 1st open homosexual to get security clearance to work for the Defense Department
  • Feb 2nd Army offensive against rebels in Eritrea
  • Feb 2nd Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
  • Feb 2nd US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill
  • Feb 2nd US male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr
  • Feb 3rd Billy Herman, Earl Averill, & Bucky Harris elected to Hall of Fame
  • Feb 4th Haicheng earthquake, M 7.3, occurred in Haicheng, Liaoning, China.
  • Feb 6th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 7th NBA New Orleans Jazz end a 28 game road losing streak
  • Feb 8th 1800 Unification church couples wed in Korea
  • Feb 8th Caps only got one shot in a period against Islanders
  • Feb 9th Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Naples Lely Golf Classic
  • Feb 9th Soyuz 17 returns to Earth
  • Feb 10th William "Judy" Johnson selected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • Feb 10th The Provisional Irish Republican Army agrees to a truce and ceasefire with the British government and the Northern Ireland Office; Seven "incident centres" are established in nationalist areas to monitor the ceasefire and the response of the security forces

ReplacementLeadership Contest

Feb 11th Margaret Thatcher defeats Edward Heath for leadership of the British Conservative Party

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • Feb 11th Tv drama “Sarah T: Portrait of A Teenage Alcoholic”, starring Linda Blair, premieres on US network NBC
  • Feb 13th Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash procliams Turkish-Cypriot Federation
  • Feb 14th Bomb explodes at annex of Amsterdam metro station
  • Feb 16th Washington Capitals 1st NHL shutout, beating KC Scouts 3-0
  • Feb 16th 17th Daytona 500: Benny Parsons wins (153.649 MPH)

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 18th 2nd American Music Awards: Olivia Newton-John & John Denver win

Singer Olivia Newton-John
Olivia Newton-John
Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver
  • Feb 18th Italy broadens abortion law
  • Feb 20th Leonard Baichan scores 105* on Test Cricket debut, v Pakistan Lahore
  • Feb 20th Margaret Thatcher elected leader of British Conservative Party
  • Feb 20th USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Feb 20th A feud begains between the Official Irish Republican Army and the Irish National Liberation Army; the two groups assassinate a number of each other's volunteers until the feud ends in June 1975
  • Feb 21st John Lennon releases "Rock 'n' Roll" album
  • Feb 21st Watergate figures John Mitchell, H. R. Haldeman & John D Ehrlichman sentenced to 2½-8 yrs for conspiracy and obstruction of justice
  • Feb 23rd Amy Alcott wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
  • Feb 23rd In response to the energy crisis, daylight saving time commences nearly two months early in the United States.
  • Feb 25th Ewen Chatfield flattened by Peter Lever & seriously injured
  • Feb 26th "Night... Made America Famous" opens at Barrymore NYC for 75 performances
  • Feb 26th 1st televised kidney transplant (Today Show)
  • Feb 27th CDU-politician Peter Lorentz kidnapped in West Berlin
  • Feb 27th US House of Representatives pass $21.3 billion anti-recession tax-cut bill
  • Feb 28th 41 killed in London Underground, as train speeds past final stop
  • Feb 28th EG signs accord of Lome with 46 developing countries
  • Feb 28th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 28th A major tube train crash at Moorgate station, London kills 43 people.
  • Mar 1st 17th Grammy Awards: I Honestly Love You, Marvin Hamlisch win
  • Mar 1st Eagles' "Best of My Love" reaches #1
  • Mar 1st Colour television transmissions begin in Australia.
  • Mar 3rd "Goodtime Charley" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 104 performances
  • Mar 3rd Linda McCartney is charged in US with possession of marijuana

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 3rd 1st People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Barbra Streisand win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda, Telly Savalas & Mary Tyler Moore win (TV)

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
Actor John Wayne
John Wayne
Actress Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore

Music awardsMusic Awards

Mar 5th 10th Academy of Country Music Awards: Merle Haggard and Loretta Lynn win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • Mar 6th Algiers Accord: Iran and Iraq announce a settlement of their border dispute.
  • Mar 7th US Senate revises filibuster rule, allows 60 senators to limit debate
  • Mar 7th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 8th Royal Canadian Mint announces branch opening in Winnipeg Manitoba
  • Mar 8th 22nd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats NC State, 70-66
  • Mar 9th "Lieutenant" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • Mar 9th Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins.
  • Mar 10th "The Rocky Horror Show" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • Mar 10th Dog spectacles patented in England
  • Mar 10th Sanyo Shinkansen open between Osaka and Fukuoka.
  • Mar 11th Rightist military coup in Portugal under General António de Spínola fails
  • Mar 11th USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Mar 12th Vietcong conquer Ban me Thuot South Vietnam
  • Mar 13th Bernard Slade's "Same Time, Next Year," premieres in NYC
  • Mar 15th Bundy victim Julie Cunningham disappears from Vail, Colo
  • Mar 15th Jevgeni Kulikov skates world record 500m (37.99 sec)
  • Mar 16th "Lieutenant" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • Mar 16th US Mariner 10 makes 3rd & final fly-by of Mercury
  • Mar 17th Valeri Muratov skates world record 1000m (1:16.92)
  • Mar 18th Kurds end fight against Iraqi army
  • Mar 19th "Dr Jazz" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Mar 19th Penn is 1st state to allow girls to compete with boys in HS sports
  • Mar 21st Ethiopia abolishes its monarchy after 3,000 years
  • Mar 22nd "Dinge-competed" wins Eurovision Song festival
  • Mar 22nd "Dr Jazz" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Mar 22nd "Letter for Queen Victoria" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 18 performances
  • Mar 22nd Delta State beats Immaculata for the women's AIAW championship
  • Mar 22nd Walt Disney World Shopping Village opens
  • Mar 22nd A fire at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant in Decatur, Alabama causes dangerous lowering of cooling water levels.
  • Mar 22nd 20th Eurovision Song Contest: Teach-In for Netherlands wins singing "Ding-a-dong" in Stockholm
  • Mar 23rd Sue Roberts wins LPGA Bing Crosby International Golf Classic

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Mar 24th Muhammad Ali TKOs Chuck Wepner in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Mar 26th "Tommy" premieres in London
  • Mar 26th Washington Capitals play record NHL 37th road game without a win & NHL record of 17 straight loses
  • Mar 26th The Biological Weapons Convention enters into force.
  • Mar 28th Wash Caps win 1st game on road after 37 straight road loses also
  • Mar 29th Jane Blalock wins LPGA Karsten-Ping Golf Open
  • Mar 29th Only 2nd time Islanders beat Rangers
  • Mar 30th Ron Lalonde scores the 1st hat trick by a Washington Capital
  • Mar 31st 37th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Kentucky 92-55
  • Mar 31st John Wooden's final game, UCLA, wins 10th NCAA championship in 12 yrs
  • Apr 1st Cambodia President Lon Nol flees for Red Khmer
  • Apr 2nd Vietnam War: Thousands of civilian refugees flee from the Quang Ngai Province in front of advancing North Vietnamese troops.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 3rd Bobby Fischer stripped of world chess title for refusing to defend it

Chess Champion Bobby Fischer
Chess Champion
Bobby Fischer
  • Apr 3rd James Rupers kills his family to inherit
  • Apr 4th 130 killed as USAF plane evacuating Vietnamese orphans crashes
  • Apr 4th Steve Miller is arrested for burning his girlfriend's clothes
  • Apr 4th USAF transport carrying orphans from Saigon crashes killing 155

CommunicationFounding of Microsoft

Apr 4th Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen.

  • Apr 5th "Letter for Queen Victoria" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 18 performances
  • Apr 5th Soyuz 18A launch aborted short of orbit; cosmonauts return safely
  • Apr 5th 129th Grand National: Tommy Carberry aboard L'Escargot wins
  • Apr 6th "Night... Made America Famous" closes at Barrymore NYC after 75 performances
  • Apr 6th "The Rocky Horror Show" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • Apr 6th Bundy victim Denise Oliverson disappears from Grand Junction, Colo
  • Apr 6th Fastest hat trick by a Wash Cap 3 mins 26 secs (Stan Gilbertson)
  • Apr 7th Preliminary meeting in Paris on world economic crisis between oil-exporting, oil-importing, and non-oil Third World countries

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Apr 8th 47th Academy Awards: "The Godfather Part II", Ellen Burstyn & Art Carney win

  • Apr 8th Frank Robinson debuts as 1st black baseball mgr (Cleve, beats NY 5-3)
  • Apr 9th 24 OECD members sign an agreement to establish a $25 billion lending facility to provide assistance to industrial nations hurt by high oil prices
  • Apr 10th Rangers score 8 goals against Islanders in playoffs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 11th Hank Aaron returns as a Milwaukee player (Brewer)

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • Apr 11th J. P. Parisé scores an 11 sec OT goal, to see the NY Islanders eliminate the NY Rangers in their ever 1st playoff advance
  • Apr 12th Linda Ronstadt releases "When Will I Be Loved"
  • Apr 12th Six Catholic civilians are killed in a Ulster Volunteer Force gun and grenade attack on Strand Bar in Belfast, North Ireland

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 13th 39th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 276

  • Apr 13th Chad military coup by General Odingar
  • Apr 13th Christian Falange kills 27 Palestinians, begins Lebanese civil war
  • Apr 15th 1st appearance of San Diego Chicken
  • Apr 15th Gabon amends constitution
  • Apr 16th Cambodian Red Khmer occupy Phnom Penh
  • Apr 17th Khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Kampuchea National Day)
  • Apr 18th John Lennon releases "Stand by Me"
  • Apr 19th India launches 1st satellite with help of USSR
  • Apr 20th 29th Tony Awards: Equus & Wiz win
  • Apr 20th 4th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Sandra Palmer
  • Apr 21st 79th Boston Marathon: Bill Rodgers of United States 1st man in 2:09:55 and Liane Winter of West Germany 1st woman in 2:42:24 (world record for female)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 21st Last South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu resigns after 10 years

Vietnamese Politican Nguyen Van Thieu
Vietnamese Politican
Nguyen Van Thieu
  • Apr 23rd Harold Pinter's play "No Man's Land" premieres in London
  • Apr 24th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Apr 25th 1st Boeing Jetfoil revenue service, Hong Kong to Macao
  • Apr 25th Mario Soares' Socialist Party wins Portugal's free election
  • Apr 25th USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Apr 25th West German embassy blown up in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Apr 26th Mario Soares' Socialist Party wins 1st free election in Portugal

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Apr 26th Phillies Mike Schmidt's 2 HRs ties NL record of 11 HRs in April

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • Apr 27th Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Charity Golf Classic
  • Apr 27th USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR