Historical Events in 1975 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 400 of 694

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 28 John Lennon appears on "Tonight" & Ringo Starr on "Smother Brothers"

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • Apr 28 South-Vietnam Gen Duong Van Minh sworn in as president till April 30
  • Apr 29 Ethiopia nationalizes all land

Victory in battleThe Fall of Saigon

Apr 29 Vietnam War: Operation Frequent Wind: The U.S. begins to evacuate US citizens from Saigon prior to an expected North Vietnamese takeover. U.S. involvement in the war comes to an end.

  • Apr 29 Charles McMahon and Darwin Judge are the last two United States servicemen killed in Vietnam during the Vietnam War
  • Apr 30 Last US helicopter leaves US embassy grounds, Saigon surrenders
  • May 2 Apple records closes down
  • May 3 101st Kentucky Derby: Jacinto Vasquez on Foolish Pleasure wins 2:02
  • May 3 Christa Vahlensieck runs female world record marathon (2:40:15.8)
  • May 4 Ed Bullins' "Taking of Miss Jane" premieres in NYC
  • May 4 Houston's Bob Watson scores baseball's one-millionth run of all time
  • May 4 Maria Astrologes wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
  • May 5 Pulitzer prize awarded to Michael Shaara (Killer Angels)
  • May 5 A's release pinch runner Herb Washington (played 104 games without batting, pitching, or fielding He stole 30 bases, & scored 33 runs)
  • May 6 Bundy victim Lynette Culver disappears from Pocatello, Idaho
  • May 6 Early warnings provided by REACT (ham radio operators) means only
  • May 6 3 people die in tornado that strikes Omaha, Nebraska

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 7 US President Gerald Ford declares an end to "Vietnam Era"

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • May 7 Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 53 launched to study X-rays
  • May 9 Brian Oldfield shot puts 22.86 m (world record)
  • May 10 Brian Oldfield of US put shot 75', an unofficial record
  • May 11 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic
  • May 11 Israel signs an agreement with European Economic Market
  • May 12 US merchant ship Mayaguez seized by Cambodian forces
  • May 13 "Rodgers & Hart" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 108 performances
  • May 13 Hail stones as large as tennis balls hit Wernerville Tenn
  • May 14 Dynamo Kyiv of the Soviet Union win 15th European Cup Winner's Cup over Ferencvár osi TC of Hungary 3-0
  • May 14 French press reports massive deportation from Cambodia
  • May 14 US forces raid Cambodian island of Koh Tang to free Mayaguez ship
  • May 14 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • May 15 11th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks beat Mets 9-4
  • May 16 India annexes Principality of Sikkim
  • May 16 Junko Tabei from Japan becomes 1st woman to reach summit of Mt Everest

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

May 16 Muhammad Ali TKOs Ron Lyle in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • May 16 Wings release "Listen to What the Man Said" in UK
  • May 17 "Funky Gibbon" by The Goodies hits #79
  • May 17 100th Preakness: Darrel McHargue aboard Master Derby wins in 1:56.4
  • May 17 10CC releases "I'm Not in Love"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 17 Mick Jagger punches a restaurant window, gets 20 stitches

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • May 17 NBC paid $5M for rights to show "Gone with the Wind" one time

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

May 19 27th Emmy Awards: The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Robert Blake & Jean Marsh win

  • May 19 Farm truck packed with wedding party struck by a train, killing 66 in truck, 40 miles south of Poona, India
  • May 21 Lowell W Perry confirmed as chairman of US Equal Opportunity Commission
  • May 21 Trial against Baader-Meinhof-group begins in Stuttgart
  • May 22 8th ABA Championship: Kentucky Colonels beat Ind Pacers, 4 games to 1
  • May 23 28th Cannes Film Festival: "Chronicle of the Years of Fire" directed by Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 24 Dutch government of De Uyl decides to obtain an F-16
  • May 25 29th NBA Championship: Golden Warriors sweep Wash Bullets in 4 games
  • May 25 Cleve's Dennis Eckersley, debuts shuting out the A's 6-0
  • May 25 Joanne Carner wins LPGA American DefenderGolf Classic
  • May 25 Indianapolis 500: Bobby Unser wins in 2:54:55.064 (240.135 km/h)
  • May 26 Tennis game in Surrey championships lasts 31 minutes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 27 Paul McCartney releases "Venus & Mars"

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • May 27 Stanley Cup: Philadelphia Flyers beat Buffalo Sabres, 4 games to 2
  • May 27 Worst motor vehicle disaster in UK; bus full of elderly women plunges Dibble's Bridge Yorkshire, killing 38
  • May 28 Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 18 launches
  • May 28 19th European Cup: Bayern Munich beats Leeds United 2-0 at Paris
  • May 30 European Space Agency (ESA) forms
  • May 30 Wings release "Venus & Mars" album
  • May 31 "Goodtime Charley" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 104 performances
  • May 31 Fred Newman makes 12,874 baskets in a one-day exhibition
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 21 Elton John, Eagles & Beach Boys play Wembley

Singer Elton John
Elton John

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 The Ulster Volunteer Force try to derail a train by planting a bomb on the railway line near County Kildare, Ireland; a civilian tries to stop the UVF volunteers, and is stabbed-to-death (his actions delay the explosion enough to let the train pass safely)
  • Jun 23 75th US Golf Open: Lou Graham shoots a 287 at Medinah CC ILL

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Singer Barry White
Barry White

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • Jun 30 Heavyweight Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Bugner in Malaysia
  • Jun 30 University of California reports galaxy 3C123 at 8 billion light years distance
  • Jul 1 Muhammad Ali beats Joe Bugner in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Jul 1 WEDway People Mover opens in Tomorrowland, Disney World, Florida

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 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

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

Serial Killer Ted Bundy
Serial Killer
Ted Bundy

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 5 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
  • Jul 5 Cape Verde Is gain independence after 500 years of Portuguese rule
  • Jul 6 Argentine government falls
  • Jul 6 Comoros declare independence from France (most of them)
  • Jul 6 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes Sonate for alto opus 147
  • Jul 6 Susie McAllister wins LPGA Wheeling Ladies Golf Classic
  • Jul 7 TV soap opera "Ryan's Hope" premieres

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 8 Israeli premier Yitzhak Rabin visits West-Germany

5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin
  • Jul 8 US President Gerald Ford announced he'll seek Republican presidential nomination
  • Jul 8 Quake damages over 2,000 temples in Pagan Burma, 20-foot-high seated Buddha of Thandawgya decapitated
  • Jul 9 The National Assembly of Senegal passes a law that paves way for a (albeit highly restricted) multi-party system.
  • Jul 10 Gladys Knight & Pips Summer Series premieres on NBC-TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 10 Test Cricket debut of Graham Gooch, v Australia, out for a pair

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Graham Gooch

Sport awardGolf Major

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

Golfer Tom Watson
Tom Watson
  • Jul 12 Bob Taylor catches 7 in an innings, Derbyshire v Yorkshire
  • Jul 12 Sao Tomé e Príncipe gains independence from Portugal (National Day)
  • Jul 13 8.5" (21.6 cm) of rainfall, Dover, Delaware (state record)
  • Jul 13 Carol Mann wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
  • Jul 14 EPCOT Center (Florida) plans announced
  • Jul 15 46th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-3 at County Stadium, Milwaukee
  • Jul 15 All star MVP: Bill Madlock (Pittsburgh Pirates) & John Matlock (NY Mets)
  • Jul 15 Soyuz 19 & Apollo 18 launched; will rendezvous 2 days later
  • Jul 16 Commissioner Bowie Kuhn is reelected for a 7-year term
  • Jul 17 Apollo 18 & Soyuz 19 make 1st US/USSR linkup in space
  • Jul 17 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
  • Jul 18 Jury can't decide on trial of Dave Forbes of Boston Bruins (1st athlete indicted for excessive violence during play)
  • Jul 19 Apollo & Soyuz linked in orbit for 2 days, separate
  • Jul 19 NY Yankee catcher Thurman Munson's 1st-inning single & RBI are nullified because tar on his bat handle exceeds 18" limit
  • Jul 20 30th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Sandra Palmer
  • Jul 20 India expels three reporters from The Times, The Daily Telegraph, and Newsweek because they refused to sign a pledge to abide by government censorship.
  • Jul 20 62nd Tour de France won by Bernard Thevenet of France
  • Jul 21 Billy Martin fired as Texas Rangers manager
  • Jul 21 NY Met Félix Millán hits 4 singles; erased by Joe Torres 4 double plays

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee
  • Jul 23 Alan Ayckbourn's "Absent Friends" premieres in London
  • Jul 23 LA Dodgers W Crawford & Lee Lacy are 5th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • Jul 25 "A Chorus Line", longest-running Broadway show (6,137), premieres
  • Jul 26 Soyuz 18B returns to Earth
  • Jul 27 Carol Mann wins LPGA George Washington Ladies Golf Classic
  • Jul 27 The British government closes its consulate in Angola following increasing fighting between the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola and South African troops
  • Jul 29 Ford became 1st US President to visit Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz
  • Jul 29 Military coup by Gen Mohammed/Pres Jakubu Gowon fired
  • Jul 30 Simon Gray's "Otherwise Engaged" premieres in London
  • Jul 30 US Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa disappears in suburban Detroit; Hoffa was legally declared dead in 1982
  • Jul 30 7th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel
  • Jul 31 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
  • Aug 1 38 government leaders signs Helsinki accord
  • Aug 1 41st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Pittsburgh 21, All-Stars 14 (54,103)
  • Aug 1 Billy Martin replaces Bill Virdon as manager of NY Yankees
  • Aug 1 Helsinki Pact guaranteeing boundaries, rights signed by 35 nations
  • Aug 1 CSCE Final Act creates the Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
  • Aug 2 104°F (40°C) at Providence, Rhode Island (state record)
  • Aug 2 107°F (42°C) at Chester/New Bedford, Massachusetts (state record)
  • Aug 3 500 drown when 2 river boats collide & sink in China's West River
  • Aug 3 Louisiana Superdome is dedicated
  • Aug 3 Poland & West Germany reach accord about returning ethnic Germans
  • Aug 3 Susie Berning wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 4 Robert Plant is involved in a car crash in Rhodes

Rock Vocalist Robert Plant
Rock Vocalist
Robert Plant
  • Aug 5 Phillies 1st 8 batters get hits for a record, beat Cubs 13-5

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 5 Stevie Wonder signs $13M contract with Motown

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 8 Hank Williams Jr. falls off the side of Ajax Peak in Montana

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams Jr
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams Jr
  • Aug 9 1st NFL game in Louisiana Superdome, Houston beats Saints 13-7
  • Aug 9 Dodger Davey Lopes steals record 32nd consecutive base without being caught