March 1975 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 3 Linda McCartney is charged in US with possession of marijuana
  • Mar 6 Algiers Accord: Iran and Iraq announce a settlement of their border dispute.
  • Mar 7 US Senate revises filibuster rule, allows 60 senators to limit debate
  • Mar 7 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 8 Royal Canadian Mint announces branch opening in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Mar 9 Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins.
  • Mar 10 Dog spectacles patented in England
  • Mar 10 Sanyo Shinkansen open between Osaka and Fukuoka.
  • Mar 11 Rightist military coup in Portugal under General António de Spínola fails
  • Mar 11 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Mar 12 Vietcong conquer Ban me Thuot South Vietnam
  • Mar 13 Bernard Slade's "Same Time, Next Year" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 15 Bundy victim Julie Cunningham disappears from Vail, Colorado
  • Mar 15 Jevgeni Kulikov skates world record 500m (37.99 sec)
  • Mar 16 US Mariner 10 makes 3rd & final fly-by of Mercury
  • Mar 17 Valeri Muratov skates world record 1000m (1:16.92)
  • Mar 18 Kurds end fight against Iraqi army
  • Mar 21 Ethiopia abolishes its monarchy after 3,000 years
  • Mar 22 AIAW Women's Basketball Tournament, Delta State beats Immaculata 90-81 in Harrisonburg
  • Mar 22 Walt Disney World Shopping Village opens
  • Mar 22 A fire at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant in Decatur, Alabama causes dangerous lowering of cooling water levels.
  • Mar 26 "Tommy" premieres in London
  • Mar 26 The Biological Weapons Convention enters into force.
  • Mar 28 Wash Caps win 1st game on road after 37 straight road loses also
  • Mar 31 John Wooden's final game, UCLA, wins 10th NCAA championship in 12 yrs

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 11 Eric the Midget [Eric S. Lynch], Rodeo, California, American radio personality
  • Mar 12 Annabel Port, English radio presenter
  • Mar 15 Veselin Topalov, Bulgarian chess player
  • Mar 19 Matthew Richardson, Australian rules footballer
  • Mar 21 Mark Williams, Welsh snooker player

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 29 Molecular biologist Peter Agre (26) weds Mary Macgill

Molecular biologist Peter Agre
Molecular biologist
Peter Agre

Deaths in History

  • Mar 2 Josiah Mwangi Kariuki, Kenyan politician (b.1929)
  • Mar 7 Mikhail Bakhtin, Russian philosopher (b. 1895)
  • Mar 8 George Stevens, US director (Swing Time, Gunga Din), dies at 70
  • Mar 9 Joseph Dunninger, NYC, mentalist (Amazing Dunninger), dies at 82
  • Mar 9 Gleb W. Derujinsky, Russian-American sculptor (b. 1888)
  • Mar 13 Ali Sastroamidjojo, Indonesian attorney/minister/premier, dies at 71
  • Mar 13 Ivo Andric, Yugoslavian author (Nemiri-Nobel 1961), dies at 82
  • Mar 13 Ruth Schaumann, German author/painter/sculptor, dies at 75
  • Mar 15 Aristotle S Onassis, Greek shipping magnate, dies at 69
  • Mar 16 Richard W. DeKorte, American politician (b. 1936)
  • Mar 18 Alain Grandbois, Quebec poet (b. 1900)
  • Mar 19 John A DeMott, dies at 63
  • Mar 21 Ralph Hawtrey, economist (multiplier), dies at 95
  • Mar 22 Paul Verhoeven, German director dies at 73

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 25 Faisal, King of Saudi Arabia (1964-75), shot by nephew at 68

  • Mar 30 Peter Bamm, writer, dies