Historical Events in February 1975

  • Feb 1 "Hoppy, Gene & Me" by Roy Rogers peaks at #65
  • Feb 1 "Men on the Moon" closes at Little Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Feb 1 1st successful Wash Cap penalty shot, Ken Lockett vs Vancouver Canucks
  • Feb 1 Lorne Henning scores on 3rd Islander penalty shot
  • Feb 1 Otis Francis Tabler is 1st open homosexual to get security clearance to work for the Defense Department
  • Feb 2 Army offensive against rebels in Eritrea
  • Feb 2 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
  • Feb 2 US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill
  • Feb 2 US male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr
  • Feb 3 Billy Herman, Earl Averill, & Bucky Harris elected to Hall of Fame
  • Feb 4 Haicheng earthquake, M 7.3, occurred in Haicheng, Liaoning, China.
  • Feb 6 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 7 NBA New Orleans Jazz end a 28 game road losing streak
  • Feb 8 1800 Unification church couples wed in Korea
  • Feb 8 Caps only got one shot in a period against Islanders
  • Feb 9 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Naples Lely Golf Classic
  • Feb 9 Soyuz 17 returns to Earth
  • Feb 10 William "Judy" Johnson selected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • Feb 10 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

ReplacementLeadership Contest

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

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

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 18 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 18 Italy broadens abortion law
  • Feb 20 Leonard Baichan scores 105* on Test Cricket debut, v Pakistan Lahore
  • Feb 20 Margaret Thatcher elected leader of British Conservative Party
  • Feb 20 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Feb 20 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

Music releaseAlbum Release

Feb 21 John Lennon releases "Rock 'n' Roll" album

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Feb 21 Watergate figures John Mitchell, H. R. Haldeman & John D Ehrlichman sentenced to 2½-8 yrs for conspiracy and obstruction of justice
  • Feb 23 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
  • Feb 23 In response to the energy crisis, daylight saving time commences nearly two months early in the United States.
  • Feb 25 Ewen Chatfield flattened by Peter Lever & seriously injured
  • Feb 26 "Night... Made America Famous" opens at Barrymore NYC for 75 performances
  • Feb 26 1st televised kidney transplant (Today Show)
  • Feb 27 CDU-politician Peter Lorentz kidnapped in West Berlin
  • Feb 27 US House of Representatives pass $21.3 billion anti-recession tax-cut bill
  • Feb 28 41 killed in London Underground, as train speeds past final stop
  • Feb 28 EG signs accord of Lome with 46 developing countries
  • Feb 28 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 28 A major tube train crash at Moorgate station, London kills 43 people.