Historical Events in 1975 (Part 4)

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  • Nov 19 Reds 2nd baseman Joe Morgan is named NL MVP

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Nov 19 "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" based on book by Ken Kesey, directed by Milos Forman and starring Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher is released (Best Picture 1976)

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Nov 20 Ronald Reagan announces candidacy for Republican nomination for US President

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Nov 21 Linda McCartney drug charges in US are dropped
  • Nov 22 Juan Carlos proclaimed king of Spain
  • Nov 22 Drummuckavall Ambush: 3 British Army soldiers are killed and one captured when the Provisional Irish Republican Army attack a watchtower in South Armagh, North Ireland
  • Nov 23 63rd CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 9-8
  • Nov 23 Bob Thomas of Chicago Bears kicks 55-yard field goal
  • Nov 23 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Greater Ft Myers Golf Classic
  • Nov 24 "Boccaccio" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Nov 25 Netherlands grants Suriname independence (National Day)
  • Nov 25 Portuguese leftist officers occupy 4 airbases
  • Nov 25 A loyalist gang nicknamed the "Shankill Butchers" undertakes its first "cut-throat killing"; the gang was named for its late-night kidnapping, torture and murder (by throat slashing) of random Catholic civilians in Belfast
  • Nov 26 US Federal jury finds Lynette Fromme guilty of attempted assassination
  • Nov 26 France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
  • Nov 26 Fred Lynn becomes the 1st rookie to win MVP
  • Nov 26 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 27 Red Sox's Fred Lynn is 1st rookie to win MVP (AL)
  • Nov 27 The Provisional IRA assassinates Ross McWhirter, after a press conference in which McWhirter announced a reward for the capture of those responsible for multiple bombings and shootings across England.
  • Nov 28 Democratic Republic of East-Timor proclaimed
  • Nov 28 Test Cricket debut of Michael Anthony Holding, WI v Australia Brisbane
  • Nov 28 Wings release "Venus & Mars/Rock Show" medley
  • Nov 28 As the World Turns and The Edge of Night, the final two American soap operas that had resisted going to pre-taped broadcasts, air their last live episodes.

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Nov 28 Bobby Orr plays his last game for the Boston Bruins

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • Nov 29 Kilauea Volcano erupts in Hawaii

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Nov 29 US President Gerald Ford requires states to provide free education for handicapped

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • Nov 29 40th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 28-0 in Birmingham
  • Nov 30 Dahomey renamed People's Republic of Benin
  • Dec 1 US President Gerald Ford visits China PR
  • Dec 1 Kuwait and Gulf and BP agree on terms of nationalization
  • Dec 2 7 South Moluccans hijack train at Wijster, Drente (NL), 3 killed
  • Dec 2 G S Chappell gets ton in each inn of 1st Test Cricket as capt v WI
  • Dec 2 Laos king Sisavang Vatthana resigns, Lao People's Democratic Republic founded (National Day)
  • Dec 3 Laos falls to communist forces; Lao People's Democratic Rep proclaimed
  • Dec 4 6 South Molukkans occupy Indonesian consulate in The Hague, 1 dead
  • Dec 5 "Me & Bessie" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 453 performances
  • Dec 5 NASA launches space vehicle S-196, it failed
  • Dec 6 41st Heisman Trophy Award: Archie Griffin, Ohio State (RB)
  • Dec 6 Balcombe Street Siege: for 6 days, four Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers hold two hostages at an apartment in London, England
  • Dec 7 10th Islander shut-out opponent-Glenn Resch 3-0 vs Sabres
  • Dec 7 Archbishop Makarios returns Cyprus
  • Dec 7 Indonesian army occupies East Timor

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Dec 7 Pat Bradley wins Colgate-Far East Ladies Tournament Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • Dec 8 "Raisin" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 847 performances
  • Dec 9 Jelena Bonner receives Andrei Sacharov's Nobel Prize
  • Dec 9 US President Gerald Ford signs $2.3 Bn loan authorization for NYC
  • Dec 9 Iraq completes nationalization by taking over the BP, CFP, and Shell shares of the Basrah Petroleum Company

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Dec 10 Andrei Sakharov's wife Yelena Bonner, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize

Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident Andrei Sakharov
Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident
Andrei Sakharov
  • Dec 10 Terry Funk beats Jack Brisco in Miami Beach, to become NWA champ
  • Dec 11 US 1st class postage rises from 10 cents to 13 cents

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Dec 11 Great Yankee trade getting Willie Randolph, Dock Ellis & Ken Brett from Pirates for George "Doc" Medich

MLB Second Baseman and Manager Willie Randolph
MLB Second Baseman and Manager
Willie Randolph
  • Dec 12 Gas stove explodes & starts fire killing 138 (Mecca Saudi Arabia)
  • Dec 12 Sara Jane Moore pled guilty to trying to kill US President Gerald Ford

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Dec 13 1st time "Saturday Night Live" uses a time delay, Richard Pryor hosts

Comedian and Actor Richard Pryor
Comedian and Actor
Richard Pryor

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Dec 13 Australian Federal Election - Liberals with coalition under Malcolm Fraser win largest ever parliamentary majority

Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Fraser
Prime Minister of Australia
Malcolm Fraser
  • Dec 13 Jane Blalock wins LPGA 14 Colgate Triple Crown Golf Tournament
  • Dec 13 Roy Fredericks hits 169 v Aust at WACA, hundred in 71 balls
  • Dec 13 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Dec 14 "Treemonisha" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 64 performances
  • Dec 14 6 So Moluccan terrorists surrender, holding 23 hostages for 12 days
  • Dec 14 WCPR (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins broadcasting on 1620 AM
  • Dec 16 1st broadcast of "One Day at a Time" on CBS TV
  • Dec 16 Bill Veeck buys 80% of White Sox from John Allyn
  • Dec 17 1st time NY Islanders shut-out NY Rangers, 3-0-Billy Smith's 5th
  • Dec 17 John Paul Stevens appointed to Supreme Court
  • Dec 17 Lynette Fromme sentenced to life for attempt on US President Ford's life
  • Dec 19 John Paul Stevens becomes a US Supreme Court Justice
  • Dec 19 Ron Wood joined the Rolling Stones
  • Dec 19 The Red Hand Commandos, a very secretive Ulster loyalist paramilitary group in Northern Ireland, explode a no-warning car bomb in Dundalk, killing 2 civilians and wounding 20
  • Dec 20 Joe Walsh recruited to join Eagles
  • Dec 20 Pope Paul VI named J Willebrands archbishop of Utrecht
  • Dec 21 "Hello, Dolly" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 51 performances
  • Dec 21 "Very Good Eddie" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 307 performances
  • Dec 21 1st NY Jet to gain 1,000 yards rushing (John Riggins)
  • Dec 21 64th Davis Cup: Sweden beats Czechoslovakia in Stockholm (3-2)
  • Dec 21 Madagascar adopts constitution
  • Dec 21 Buffalo Sabres set NHL record of 40 points beating Caps 14-2 scoring 5 goals vs Washington Caps in 4:57
  • Dec 22 US President Gerald Ford signs the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA)
  • Dec 23 Congress passes Metric Conversion Act
  • Dec 23 Peter Seitz makes Andy Messersmith & Dave McNally free agents
  • Dec 26 1st supersonic transport service (USSR-Tupolev-144)
  • Dec 26 A crowd of 85661 attends the 1st day of the Aust-WI MCG Test Cricket
  • Dec 26 5th Fiesta Bowl: #7 Arizona State beats #6 Nebraska, 17-14
  • Dec 27 Explosion at Chasnala Colliery collapses drowning 350 (Dhanbad India)
  • Dec 28 1st broadcast of radio Hilversum IV (classic music)
  • Dec 28 Earthquake in Pakistan, 4,000 die
  • Dec 28 Gary Cosier scores 109 v West Indies at MCG on Test Cricket debut
  • Dec 28 Red Army beats NY Rangers 7-3 at Madison Square Garden
  • Dec 28 "The Hail Mary", with 32 seconds left in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game, Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach throws a desperate 50-yard winning touchdown pass to Drew Pearson to defeat the Minnesota Vikings, and the "Hail Mary" play is born
  • Dec 29 11 killed, 75 hurt by terrorist bomb at LaGuardia Airport in NYC
  • Dec 30 "Boccaccio" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • Dec 30 Constitution of Democratic Republic of Madagascar comes into force
  • Dec 31 42nd Sugar Bowl: #3 Alabama beats #7 Penn State, 13-6