November 1975 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 2 Ed Giacomin as a Red Wing returns to Mad Sq Garden beats Rangers 6-4
  • 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 5 British government sends troops to Belize
  • Nov 5 Sao Tome & Principe adopts constitution
  • Nov 7 Kidnapped AKZO director Herrema freed in Ireland
  • 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

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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)

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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 Supreme Court Justice William O Douglas retired after 36 years
  • Nov 14 Spain, Morocco & Mauretania sign accord about Spanish Sahara
  • Nov 18 Black Panther leader Eldridge Cleaver returns to US
  • 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 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 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 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 30 Dahomey renamed People\'s Republic of Benin

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 4 Eduard Kokcharov, Russian handball player
  • Nov 7 Suesan Rajabi, Miss Colorado USA (1996)

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Nov 7 Marcus Luttrell, United States Navy SEAL ("Lone Survivor"), born in Houston, Texas

Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell
Marcus Luttrell
  • Nov 15 Scott Henshall, British fashion designer
  • Nov 21 Chris Moneymaker, American poker player
  • Nov 24 Thomas Kohnstamm, American writer
  • Nov 28 Eka Kurniawan, Indonesian writer

Divorces in History

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 10 Journalist Ben Bradlee (54) divorces Antoinette Pinchot after 19 years of marriage

Journalist Ben Bradlee
Ben Bradlee

Deaths in History

  • Nov 5 Edward Lawrie Tatum, American geneticist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1909)
  • Nov 5 Lionel Trilling, American critic and writer (b. 1905)
  • Nov 9 Luwig Turek, German writer, dies at 77
  • Nov 10 Ernest M. McSorley, American ship captain (b. 1912)
  • Nov 11 Marty May, (Fireball Fun For All), dies at 79
  • Nov 13 Olga Berggolts, Russian poet (b. 1910)
  • Nov 14 Max Ackermann, German "entartet" painter, dies at 88
  • Nov 15 Willem Scheps, Dutch journalist, dies at 77
  • Nov 16 Ernst van Raalte, lawyer/minister-president, dies at 83
  • Nov 19 Roger D. Branigin, American politician (b. 1902)

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Nov 20 Francisco Franco, Spanish dictator (1936-75), dies at 82

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • Nov 21 Gunnar Gunnarsson, Icelandic writer (The Church on the Mountain), dies at 86
  • Nov 27 Ross McWhirter, Guinness Book of Records keeper, murdered