Historical Events in July 1975

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1st Muhammad Ali beats Joe Bugner in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 1st WEDway People Mover opens in Tomorrowland, Disney World, Florida

Sport awardTennis Open

4th 82nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Evonne Goolagong (60 61)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King

Event of interestEvent of Interest

4th Ted Bundy victim Nancy Baird disappears from Layton, Utah

Serial Killer Ted Bundy
Serial Killer
Ted Bundy

Sport awardTennis Open

5th 89th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Ashe beats Jimmy Connors (61 61 57 64)

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

8th Israeli premier Yitzhak Rabin visits West-Germany

5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

8th US President Gerald Ford announced he'll seek Republican presidential nomination

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • 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.
  • 10th Gladys Knight & Pips Summer Series premieres on NBC-TV
  • 10th Test Cricket debut of Graham Gooch, v Australia, out for a pair

Sport awardGolf Major

12th 104th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 279 at Carnoustie

Golfer Tom Watson
Tom Watson
  • 12th Bob Taylor catches 7 in an innings, Derbyshire v Yorkshire
  • 12th Sao Tomé e Príncipe gains independence from Portugal (National 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
  • 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 Yankee catcher Thurman Munson's 1st-inning single & RBI are nullified because 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

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22nd US House of Representives votes to restore citizenship to General Robert E. Lee

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate 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 President 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