Historical Events in 1975 (Part 3)

Events 401 - 600 of 694

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 10 57th PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 276 at Firestone Akron

  • Aug 10 David Frost purchases exclusive rights to interview Nixon
  • Aug 11 Expos' Jose Mangual struck out 5 times in a game
  • Aug 11 US vetoes proposed admission of North & South Vietnam to UN
  • Aug 13 Viv Richards out for 291 v England at Cricket, at the Oval
  • Aug 13 Bayardo Bar attack: Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers carry out a gun and bomb attack on a pub in Belfast frequented by Ulster Volunteer Force commanders; 4 Protestant civilians and 1 UVF member are killed
  • Aug 14 -15] Pakistani military coup against president Mujib ur-Rahman
  • Aug 14 Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich is buried at the Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow
  • Aug 14 Norwegian King Olav V opens Longyearbyen Airport on Spitsbergen
  • Aug 15 Bangladesh military coup under Khondakar Moustaque Ahmed
  • Aug 15 Joanne Little acquitted of murder charges
  • Aug 15 Miki Takeo makes the first official pilgrimage to Yasukuni Shrine by an incumbent prime minister on the anniversary of the end of World War II.
  • Aug 16 "Rodgers & Hart" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 108 performances
  • Aug 16 Peter Gabriel quits Genesis
  • Aug 17 Jo Ann Washam wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
  • Aug 19 Astros hire Bill Virdon to replace Preston Gomez as manager
  • Aug 20 Il-62 crashes south of Damascus, Syria, killing 126
  • Aug 20 Viking 1 launched to orbit around Mars, soft landing
  • Aug 21 3 truck pile up kills 10, injures 26 on French highway
  • Aug 21 Rick & Paul Reuschel become 1st brothers to pitch a combined shut out
  • Aug 21 US lightens trade embargo against Cuba
  • Aug 22 McNichols Sports Arena in Denver opens
  • Aug 23 Classical Way wins Championship Cup at Roosevelt Raceway
  • Aug 23 Communists take over Laos
  • Aug 23 Ethiopian junta under Mengistu Haile
  • Aug 23 Free guitarist Paul Kossoff revived from dead after heart attack
  • Aug 23 Philip Kapleau conducts 1st jukai ceremony in Poland
  • Aug 23 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Aug 24 Davey Lopes steals his 38th consecutive base, then thrown out stealing
  • Aug 24 Judy Rankin wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
  • Aug 24 Papadopoulos/Pattakos/Makarezos sentenced to death in Athens
  • Aug 24 SF Giant Ed Halick no-hits NY Giants, 6-0
  • Aug 24 Tampa Bay Rowdies beat Portland 2-0 for NASL cup
  • Aug 27 1st night match at US Tennis Open (Parun defeats Smith)
  • Aug 27 Veronica & Colin Scargill (England) complete tandem bicycle ride, a record 18,020 miles around the world
  • Aug 29 Star in Cygnus goes nova becoming 4th brightest in sky
  • Aug 30 KTW-AM in Seattle Wash changes call letters to KYAC (now KKFX)
  • Sep 1 All political parties forbidden in Bangladesh
  • Sep 1 Gunsmoke goes off the air

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 1 Jerry Lewis' 10th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 1 KOL-AM in Seattle Wash changes call letters to KMPS
  • Sep 1 NY Met Tom Seaver is 1st to strike out 200 in 8 consecutive seasons
  • Sep 1 NYC transit fare rises from 35 cents to 50 cents
  • Sep 1 5 Protestant civilians are killed and 7 were wounded in a Provisional Irish Republican Army gun attack on Tullyvallen Orange Hall near Newtownhamilton, County Armagh
  • Sep 1 US stripper well oil prices decontrolled
  • Sep 3 Chartered Boeing 707 crashes in Atlas Mts of Morocco, 188 die
  • Sep 3 Steve Garvey begins his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak
  • Sep 4 The Sinai Interim Agreement relating to the Arab-Israeli conflict is signed.

MurderAssassination Attempt

Sep 5 First Assassination attempt on US President Gerald Ford by Lynette Fromme in Sacramento

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • Sep 5 Portugal premier Goncalvez resigns
  • Sep 5 Wings release "Letting Go"
  • Sep 6 6.8 quake along Anatolian Fault kills over 2,000 in Lice, Turkey
  • Sep 6 Tawny Elaine Godin (NY), 18, crowned 48th Miss America 1976

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 6 Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova asks for US political asylum in New York City during the US Open

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Sep 6 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 6 95th Women's U.S. Open: Chris Evert beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley (5-7, 6-4, 6-2)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Sep 7 Carol Mann wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • Sep 7 Cincinnati Reds, win earliest NL division title
  • Sep 7 Last day of 1st-class cricket for Pakistani cricketer Hanif Mohammad

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 7 95th Men's U.S. Open: Manuel Orantes beats #1 seed Jimmy Connors (6-4, 6-3, 6-4)

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • Sep 8 Boston begins court-ordered bussing of public schools
  • Sep 8 Guinee-Bissau declares independence from Portugal
  • Sep 9 Viking 2 Mars probe launches

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 10 Darryl Sittler is named captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs

NHL Legend Darryl Sittler
NHL Legend
Darryl Sittler
  • Sep 10 Rock band KISS release their 1st live album "Alive"
  • Sep 13 -27] Hurricane Eloise, kills 71 in Caribbean & US
  • Sep 14 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Southgate Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 14 Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton canonized as 1st US-born saint by Pope Paul VI

1st American-born Saint Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton
1st American-born Saint
Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton
  • Sep 14 Rembrandts "Nightwatch" slashed & damaged in Amsterdam
  • Sep 14 Robin Yount breaks Mel Ott's record, playing in 242 games as a teen
  • Sep 15 Mike Vail extends hitting streak ton rookie-record 23 straight game
  • Sep 15 The French d├ępartement of Corse (the entire island of Corsica) is divided into two: Haute-Corse and Corse-du-Sud.
  • Sep 15 1st College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 17-3 in Foxborough
  • Sep 16 Papua New Guinea gains independence from Australia (National Day)
  • Sep 16 Pirates beat Cubs 22-0, Rennie Stennett is 3rd to go 7 for 7
  • Sep 16 Rennie Stennett is 2nd to hit 7-for-7 in a 9-inning game
  • Sep 16 The first prototype of the MiG-31 interceptor makes its maiden flight.
  • Sep 17 Rollout of 1st space shuttle orbiter Enterprise (OV-101)
  • Sep 18 Heiress-turned-bank robber Patricia Campbell Hearst captured by FBI in SF
  • Sep 19 Indonesia sends troops to Portuguese East Timor
  • Sep 20 21st Ryder Cup: US, 21-11 at Laurel Valley Golf Club (Ligonier, Pennsylvania, US)

Music release#1 in the Charts

Sep 20 David Bowie's "Fame," single goes #1 for 2 weeks

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
David Bowie
  • Sep 20 Gary Sentman draws a record 176 lb longbow to a maximum 28┬Ż" draw
  • Sep 21 Jo Ann Washam wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic
  • Sep 22 World Football League folds
  • Sep 22 Second assassination attempt on US President Gerald Ford by Sara Jane Moore fails in San Francisco
  • Sep 24 OPEC announces a 15% increase in government per barrel revenues
  • Sep 25 Jackie Wilson suffers heart attack & lapse into a 9 yr terminal coma
  • Sep 26 Phillies & NY Mets play a doubleheader that ends at 3:15 AM
  • Sep 27 Government De Uyl recalls Dutch ambassador from Spain
  • Sep 28 5th NYC Women's Marathon won by Kim Merritt in 2:46:14
  • Sep 28 6th NYC Marathon won by Tom Fleming in 2:19:27
  • Sep 28 Bill authorizes admission of women to military academies
  • Sep 28 Oakland A's Vida Blue, Glenn Abbott, Paul Linblad & Rollie Fingers, no-hits California Angels 5-0
  • Sep 28 The Spaghetti House siege, in which nine people were taken as hostages, takes place in London.
  • Sep 29 "Three For Money" debuts on NBC-TV
  • Sep 29 Jackie Wilson, slips into an irreversible coma; he dies in 1984
  • Sep 29 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Sep 29 WGPR-TV Detroit, 1st Black-owned station in US, began broadcasting
  • Sep 29 Sharon Dahlonega Raiford Bush becomes American television's first African-American weathercaster.
  • Sep 30 5 drown in flash flood of sewer & water tunnel (Niagara Falls NY)
  • Sep 30 The Hughes (later McDonnell-Douglas, now Boeing) AH-64 Apache makes its first flight.
  • 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
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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 13 Rock vocal Neil Young undergoes throat surgery

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Neil Young
  • Oct 14 US President Gerald Ford escapes injury when his limousine is struck broadside
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 21 Elton John given a star in Hollywood

Singer Elton John
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
  • Oct 26 Anwar Sadat became 1st Egyptian president to officially visit US
  • 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"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 31 Bob Geldof's first appearance with Boomtown Rats

Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist Bob Geldof
Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist
Bob Geldof
  • Nov 2 Ed Giacomin as a Red Wing returns to Mad Sq Garden beats Rangers 6-4
  • Nov 2 Summit in Houston opens - Rockets beat Milwaukee Bucks, 104-89
  • Nov 3 Good Morning America premieres on ABC (David Hartman & Nancy Dussault)
  • Nov 3 U.S. advice columnist Ann Landers asks in a mail-in survey if they could do it all over, would parents still become parents?
  • Nov 4 Orioles Jim Palmer wins his 2nd Cy Young Award
  • Nov 5 British government sends troops to Belize
  • Nov 5 Sao Tome & Principe adopts constitution
  • Nov 6 "Hello, Dolly" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 51 performances
  • Nov 6 1st appearance of Sex Pistols
  • Nov 7 Kidnapped AKZO director Herrema freed in Ireland
  • Nov 7 8th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel
  • Nov 8 Nick Bockwinkle beats Verne Gagne in St Paul, to become NWA champ
  • Nov 10 Ore ship Edmund Fitzgerald & crew of 29 lost in storm on Lake Superior

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 10 PLO leader Yasser Arafat addresses UN in NYC

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • Nov 10 Royals release slugger Harmon Killebrew, ending his 22-year career
  • Nov 10 UN General Assembly approves resolution equating Zionism with racism
  • Nov 11 Angola gains independence from Portugal (National Day)
  • Nov 11 Australian PM Gough Whitlam removed from office by Governor General Sir John Kerr (1st elected PM removed in 200 yrs)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 11 Liberal leader Malcolm Fraser sworn in as caretaker Prime Minister of Australia after sacking of the Whitlam Government by Governor General John Kerr

Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Fraser
Prime Minister of Australia
Malcolm Fraser
  • Nov 12 NY Mets Tom Seaver wins his 3rd Cy Young Award
  • Nov 12 Supreme Court Justice William O Douglas retired after 36 years
  • Nov 12 25th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty wins
  • Nov 12 7h Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats England 25-0
  • Nov 13 "Musical Jubilee" opens at St James Theater NYC for 92 performances
  • Nov 14 Spain, Morocco & Mauretania sign accord about Spanish Sahara
  • Nov 16 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Jacksonville Ladies Golf Open
  • Nov 18 Black Panther leader Eldridge Cleaver returns to US
  • Nov 18 Calvin Murphy (Houston) ends NBA free throw streak of 58 games