Historical Events in June 1975

  • Jun 1 "Chicago" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 947 performances

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 1 21st LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth

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Jun 1 California Angel Nolan Ryan 4th no-hitter beats Balt Orioles, 1-0

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Jun 1 Cars in Netherlands must have seatbelts
  • Jun 1 Ron Woods replaces Mick Taylor as Rolling Stone guitarist
  • Jun 2 First recorded snowfall in London in June
  • Jun 2 James A Healy, 1st black Roman Catholic bishop, consecrated (Maine)
  • Jun 2 VP Rockefeller finds no pattern of illegal activities at CIA
  • Jun 4 Oldest animal fossils in US discovered in NC
  • Jun 5 48th US National Spelling Bee: Hugh Tosteson wins spelling incisor
  • Jun 5 British referendum agrees to European Common Market membership
  • Jun 5 Egypt president Anwar Sadat reopens Suez Canal (closed since 1967)
  • Jun 5 The California Agricultural Labor Relations Act (CALRA), which establishes collective bargaining for farmworkers, becomes law
  • Jun 6 British voters decide to remain in Common Market
  • Jun 6 Nolan Ryan's bid for 2nd no-hitter broken in 6th inning
  • Jun 6 Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam established

Music release#1 in the Charts

Jun 7 "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" by John Denver hits #1

Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver
  • Jun 7 Dennis Lillee takes 1st one-day 5WI, 5-34 v Pakistan World Cup
  • Jun 7 Sri Lanka's 1st one-day international, v WI Cricket World Cup
  • Jun 7 Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public.
  • Jun 8 2 passenger trains collided near Munich Germany killing 35
  • Jun 8 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Girl Talk Golf Classic
  • Jun 8 USSR launches Venera 9 for Venus landing
  • Jun 9 107th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Avatar wins in 2:28.2
  • Jun 9 Fire in prison hospital kills 10 prisoners & 1 guard (Sanford Fla)
  • Jun 9 UK House of Commons is broadcast live by radio for first time
  • Jun 9 Tony Orlando & Dawn receives gold record for "He Don't Love You"
  • Jun 10 Rockefeller panel reports on 300,000 illegal CIA files on Americans
  • Jun 10 Yanks sponsor Army Day at temporary home, Shea Stadium during 21-gun salute, part of fence is blown away, & another part is set afire
  • Jun 11 1st oil pumped from North Sea oilfield
  • Jun 11 Greece adopts constitution
  • Jun 11 One-day international cricket debut, Javed Miandad age 17 yrs 364 days
  • Jun 12 Billy Williams's 400th career HR

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Jun 12 Hank Aaron's 1st HR in Milwaukee since 1965

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • Jun 14 Janis Ian releases "At Seventeen"
  • Jun 14 USSR launches Venera 10 for Venus landing
  • Jun 15 Carol Mann wins Lawson's LPGA Golf Classic

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 15 74th Men's French Open: Bjorn Borg beats Guillermo Vilas (6-2, 6-3, 6-4)

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 15 74th Women's French Open: Chris Evert beats Martina Navratilova (2-6, 6-2, 6-1)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Jun 16 Bucks trade Kareem Abdul-Jabber & Walt Wesley to LA for 4 players
  • Jun 16 Italy's Communist party PCI, wins
  • Jun 16 Randy Farland finds a 14-leaf clover near Sioux Falls, SD
  • Jun 16 Supreme Court rules uniform minimum legal fees are a violation
  • Jun 17 Voters in Northern Mariana Islands approve commonwealth status with US
  • Jun 18 Fred Lynn gets 10 RBIs in a Red Sox 15-1 victory over Tigers
  • Jun 18 Gary Gilmour takes 6-14 in Cricket World Cup semi v England
  • Jun 18 NBC News & Information Service (24 hr news) premieres on radio

Film release premierFilm Release

Jun 20 "Jaws", based on the book by Peter Benchley, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Roy Scheider is released

Director Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
Jaws Novelist Peter Benchley
Jaws Novelist
Peter Benchley

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Jun 21 Elton John, Eagles & Beach Boys play Wembley

Singer Elton John
Elton John

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Jun 21 Ritchie Blackmore quits Deep Purple, forms Rainbow

  • Jun 21 Soyuz 19 returns to Earth
  • Jun 21 West Indies beat Australia by 17 runs to win Cricket World Cup
  • Jun 22 Betsy Cullen wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic
  • Jun 22 Ulster Volunteer Force try to derail a train by planting a bomb on the railway line near County Kildare, Ireland; a civilian who tries to stop them is stabbed-to-death (his actions delay the explosion to let the train pass safely)
  • Jun 23 75th US Golf Open: Lou Graham shoots a 287 at Medinah CC ILL

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Jun 23 Rocker Alice Cooper falls off stage in Vancouver, breaks 6 ribs

Rocker Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper
  • Jun 24 Eastern 727 crashes at JFK Airport NY, kills 113
  • Jun 24 Moon tremor perceived (hit by Taurid meteors)
  • Jun 25 After a prolonged liberation struggle against Portuguese colonial rulers, Mozambique becomes independent as People Republic of Mozambique.

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Jun 25 Barry White's "Can't Get Enough of Your Love Babe" is released

Singer Barry White
Barry White

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Jun 26 Indian PM Indira Gandhi declares a state of emergency

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi
  • Jun 26 Two FBI agents and a member of the American Indian Movement are killed in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; Leonard Peltier is later convicted of the murders in a controversial trial.
  • Jun 26 U.S. Supreme Court's rules unanimously in "O'Connor v. Donaldson" that non-dangerous people can't be confined to psychiatric facilities without adequate treatment if able to live viably in outside society
  • Jun 27 25th Berlin International Film Festival: "Adoption" wins the Golden Bear

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Jun 28 David Bowie releases "Fame"

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
David Bowie
  • Jun 28 Golfer Lee Trevino is struck by lightning at Western Open (Ill)
  • Jun 28 The South African rugby team beats France 33-18 in Pretoria
  • Jun 29 3rd du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): JoAnne Carner
  • Jun 29 8.10" (20.57 cm) of rainfall, Litchville No Dakota (state 24-hr rec)
  • Jun 30 Bundy victim Shelley Robertson disappears in Colorado

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Jun 30 Heavyweight Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Bugner in Malaysia

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Jun 30 University of California reports galaxy 3C123 at 8 billion light years distance