Historical Events for July 1975

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Events 1 - 52 of 52

1st - Muhammad Ali beats Joe Bugner in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1st - WEDway People Mover inaugurated
4th - 82nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Evonne Goolagong (60 61)
4th - Ted Bundy victim Nancy Baird disappears from Layton, Utah
5th - 89th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Ashe beats Jimmy Connors (61 61 57 64)
5th - Cape Verde Is gain independence after 500 years of Portuguese rule
6th - Argentine government falls
6th - Comoros declare independence from France (most of them)
6th - Dmitri Shostakovitch completes Sonate for alto opus 147
6th - Susie McAllister wins LPGA Wheeling Ladies Golf Classic
7th - TV soap opera "Ryan's Hope" premieres
8th - Israeli premier Yitzhak Rabin visits West-Germany
8th - US President Gerald Ford announced he'll seek Republican presidential nomination
8th - Quake damages over 2,000 temples in Pagan Burma, 20-foot-high seated Buddha of Thandawgya decapitated
9th - The National Assembly of Senegal passes a law that paves way for a (albeit highly restricted) multi-party system.
38th US President Gerald Ford38th US President Gerald Ford 10th - Gladys Knight & Pips Summer Series premieres on NBC-TV
10th - Test Cricket debut of Graham Gooch, v Australia, out for a pair
11th - Chinese archeologists discover a 3-acre burial site with 6,000 clay statues of warriors dating as early as 221 BC
12th - 104th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 279 at Carnoustie
12th - Bob Taylor catches 7 in an innings, Derbyshire v Yorkshire
12th - Sao Tomé e Príncipe gains independence from Portugal (Natl Day)
13th - 8.5" (21.6 cm) of rainfall, Dover, Delaware (state record)
13th - Carol Mann wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
14th - EPCOT Center (Florida) plans announced
15th - 46th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-3 at County Stadium, Milwaukee
15th - All star MVP: Bill Madlock (Pittsburgh Pirates) & John Matlock (NY Mets)
15th - Soyuz 19 & Apollo 18 launched; will rendezvous 2 days later
16th - Commissioner Bowie Kuhn is reelected for a 7-year term
Golfer Tom WatsonGolfer Tom Watson 17th - Apollo 18 & Soyuz 19 make 1st US/USSR linkup in space
17th - 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
18th - Jury can't decide on trial of Dave Forbes of Boston Bruins (1st athlete indicted for excessive violence during play)
19th - Apollo & Soyuz linked in orbit for 2 days, separate
19th - NY Yank catcher Thurman Munson's 1st-inning single & RBI are
19th - Nullified because the tar on his bat handle exceeds 18" limit
20th - 30th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Sandra Palmer
20th - India expels three reporters from The Times, The Daily Telegraph, and Newsweek because they refused to sign a pledge to abide by government censorship.
20th - 62nd Tour de France won by Bernard Thevenet of France
21st - Billy Martin fired as Texas Rangers manager
21st - NY Met Félix Millán hits 4 singles; erased by Joe Torres 4 double plays
Confederate General Robert E. LeeConfederate General Robert E. Lee 22nd - US House of Representives votes to restore citizenship to General Robert E. Lee
23rd - Alan Ayckbourn's "Absent Friends" premieres in London
23rd - LA Dodgers W Crawford & Lee Lacy are 5th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
25th - "A Chorus Line", longest-running Broadway show (6,137), premieres
26th - Soyuz 18B returns to Earth
27th - Carol Mann wins LPGA George Washington Ladies Golf Classic
27th - The British government closes its consulate in Angola following increasing fighting between the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola and South African troops
29th - Ford became 1st US pres to visit Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz
29th - Military coup by Gen Mohammed/Pres Jakubu Gowon fired
30th - Simon Gray's "Otherwise Engaged" premieres in London
30th - US Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa disappears in suburban Detroit; Hoffa was legally declared dead in 1982
30th - 7th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel
31st - 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

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