Historical Events in July 1975

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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 inaugurated

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

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King

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

Serial Killer Ted Bundy
Serial Killer
Ted Bundy

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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

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8th Israeli premier Yitzhak Rabin visits West-Germany

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

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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
  • 11th Chinese archeologists discover a 3-acre burial site with 6,000 clay statues of warriors dating as early as 221 BC

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

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • 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
  • 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

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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 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