Historical Events in October 1975

  • Oct 1 Britain grants internal self-government to Seychelles
  • Oct 1 Ellice Islands split from Gilbert Islands, take name "Tuvalu"

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Oct 1 Muhammad Ali TKOs Joe Frazier in 15 for heavyweight boxing title in "The Thrilla in Manila"

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • Oct 1 Reunion Island stops printing stamps, France takes over production
  • Oct 2 The Ulster Volunteer Force kill 7 civilians in a series of attacks across Northern Ireland; 6 were Catholic civilians and 1 was a Protestant civilian
  • Oct 2 Four Ulster Volunteer Force members killed after a bomb they are carrying prematurely explodes in Farrenlester, near Coleraine

Music releaseAlbum Release

Oct 3 George Harrison releases "Extra Texture" album in UK

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • Oct 3 Ireland AKZO director Tiede Herrema kidnap
  • Oct 4 A Cessna 310Q airplane crashes over Wilmington, North Carolina, killing the pilot and severely injuring several pro wrestlers affiliated with the NWA's Mid-Atlantic promotion. One of the survivors is the legendary Ric Flair.
  • Oct 5 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Oct 5 26th Formula One WDC: Niki Lauda wins by 19.5 points
  • Oct 7 Players' Association files a suit on behalf of Dodgers' Andy Messersmith
  • Oct 7 US decides John Lennon won't be deported due to UK pot conviction
  • Oct 7 MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 0
  • Oct 7 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat Oakland Athletics, 3 games to 0
  • Oct 9 Emperor Hirohito of Japan visits SF

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Oct 9 Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov wins Nobel Peace Prize

Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident Andrei Sakharov
Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident
Andrei Sakharov
  • Oct 10 Israel formally signs Sinai accord with Egypt

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Oct 11 Islander's Bryan Trottier's 1st career hat trick

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier
  • Oct 11 "Saturday Night Live" premieres on NBC with George Carlin as host
  • Oct 12 Archbishop Oliver Plunkett became 1st Irish-born saint in 7 centuries
  • Oct 12 Jacqueline Hansen runs women's world record marathon (2:38:19)
  • Oct 12 NASA launches space vehicle S-195

Music awardsMusic Awards

Oct 13 9th Country Music Association Award: John Denver wins

Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver

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Oct 13 Rock vocal Neil Young undergoes throat surgery

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Singer-songwriter
Neil Young

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Oct 14 US President Gerald Ford escapes injury when his limousine is struck broadside

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • Oct 15 Iceland moves intl boundary from 50 to 200 miles
  • Oct 17 1st Space Shuttle main engine test at National Space Tech Labs, Miss
  • Oct 17 UN passes resolution saying "Zionism is a form of racism"
  • Oct 18 Simon & Garfunkel reunite on "Saturday Night Live", sing "My Little Town"
  • Oct 18 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 19 "Chorus Line" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 6137 performances
  • Oct 19 Cleveland Browns' Don Cockroft kicks club record 5 field goals
  • Oct 19 Hamlisch & Klebans musical "Chorus Line" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 19 Shelley Hamlin wins LPGA Japan Golf Classic
  • Oct 20 Supreme Court rules teachers could spank their pupils after warning
  • Oct 21 "Treemonisha" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 64 performances
  • Oct 21 Coast Guard Academy 1st allows women to enroll

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Oct 21 Elton John given a star in Hollywood

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
  • Oct 21 Mexico City's 1st major subway accident takes 26 lives
  • Oct 21 Red Sox Carlton Fisk's 12th inning HR beats Reds 7-6 in game 6 of WS
  • Oct 21 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 21 Venera 9, 1st craft to orbit planet Venus launched
  • Oct 22 "Me & Bessie" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 453 performances
  • Oct 22 Cincinnati Reds beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 72nd World Series
  • Oct 22 Soviet spacecraft Venera 9 soft-lands on Venus
  • Oct 22 Turkish diplomat shot to death in Vienna
  • Oct 22 World Football League disbands after the Week 12 of their second season
  • Oct 23 Battle between Cuba & South Africa troops in Angola
  • Oct 23 Islander Glenn Resch's 5th shut-out opponent-Flyers 3-0
  • Oct 24 Turkish diplomat shot dead in Paris
  • Oct 25 Denver Nuggets 1st game at McNichols Sports Arena beat St Louis Spirits
  • Oct 25 USSR's Venera 10 makes day-side Venus landing

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Oct 26 Anwar Sadat became 1st Egyptian president to officially visit the United States

President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat
  • Oct 26 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Oct 26 Cuba beats Mexico for its 4th Pan Am Games Gold Medal in baseball
  • Oct 26 Mary Bea Porter wins LPGA Golf Inns of America
  • Oct 27 Covers of both Time & Newsweek picture rock singer Bruce Springsteen
  • Oct 28 Calvin Murphy (Houston) begins NBA free throw streak of 58 games
  • Oct 28 Cleveland Metroparks assume operating responsibilities for Zoo
  • Oct 28 Venezuela and foreign oil companies agree on nationalization as of January 1, 1976
  • Oct 29 Boston's Fred Lynn is the overwhelming choice as AL Rookie of Year
  • Oct 29 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Oct 29 'Yorkshire Ripper' Peter Sutcliffe kills first victim, Wilma McCann
  • Oct 30 Giants pitcher John "the Count of" Montefusco wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Oct 30 John Bucyk, Boston, became 7th NHLer to score 500 goals
  • Oct 30 King Juan Carlos assumes power in Spain
  • Oct 30 NY Daily News runs headline "Ford to City: Drop Dead"

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Oct 31 Bob Geldof's first appearance with The Boomtown Rats

Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist Bob Geldof
Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist
Bob Geldof