1975 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 409

  • Apr 13 Christian Falange kills 27 Palestinians, begins Lebanese civil war
  • Apr 15 1st appearance of San Diego Chicken
  • Apr 15 Gabon amends constitution
  • Apr 16 Cambodian Red Khmer occupy Phnom Penh
  • Apr 17 Khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Kampuchea National Day)
  • Apr 19 India launches 1st satellite with help of USSR
  • Apr 20 29th Tony Awards: Equus & Wiz win

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Apr 21 Last South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu resigns after 10 years

Vietnamese Politican Nguyen Van Thieu
Vietnamese Politican
Nguyen Van Thieu
  • Apr 23 Harold Pinter's play "No Man's Land" premieres in London
  • Apr 24 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Apr 25 1st Boeing Jetfoil revenue service, Hong Kong to Macao
  • Apr 25 Mario Soares' Socialist Party wins Portugal's free election
  • Apr 25 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Apr 25 West German embassy blown up in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Apr 26 Mario Soares' Socialist Party wins 1st free election in Portugal
  • Apr 27 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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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 4 Ed Bullins' "Taking of Miss Jane" premieres in NYC
  • 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

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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 10 Brian Oldfield of US put shot 75', an unofficial record
  • May 11 Israel signs an agreement with European Economic Market
  • May 12 US merchant ship Mayaguez seized by Cambodian forces
  • 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
  • May 17 10CC releases "I'm Not in Love"

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

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • 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 24 Dutch government of De Uyl decides to obtain an F-16
  • May 25 Cleve's Dennis Eckersley, debuts shuting out the A's 6-0
  • 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 30 European Space Agency (ESA) forms
  • May 31 Fred Newman makes 12,874 baskets in a one-day exhibition
  • Jun 1 Cars in Netherlands must have seatbelts
  • 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 Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam established
  • Jun 7 Dennis Lillee takes 1st one-day 5WI, 5-34 v Pakistan World Cup
  • Jun 8 2 passenger trains collided near Munich Germany killing 35
  • Jun 8 USSR launches Venera 9 for Venus landing
  • 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 12 Billy Williams's 400th career HR
  • Jun 14 Janis Ian releases "At Seventeen"
  • Jun 14 USSR launches Venera 10 for Venus landing
  • 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 21 Soyuz 19 returns to Earth
  • Jun 22 Ulster Volunteer Force try to derail a train by planting a bomb on the railway line near County Kildare, Ireland; a civilian who tries to stop them is stabbed-to-death (his actions delay the explosion to let the train pass safely)
  • 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.

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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
  • 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 University of California reports galaxy 3C123 at 8 billion light years distance
  • Jul 1 WEDway People Mover opens in Tomorrowland, Disney World, Florida

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

Serial Killer Ted Bundy
Serial Killer
Ted Bundy
  • 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

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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

Birthdays in History

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Weddings in History

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Divorces in History

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Deaths in History

Deaths 101 - 129 of 129

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 22 Arnold J. Toynbee, English historian (A Study of History), dies at 86

  • Oct 24 Ismail Erez, Turkish ambassador, killed by car bomb in Paris
  • Oct 24 Zdzisław Żygulski, Sr., Polish literary historian (b. 1888)
  • Oct 27 Rex Stout, US detective writer (Nero Wolfe), dies at 88
  • Oct 27 Rex Stout, American mystery writer (b. 1886)
  • Oct 30 Gustav Ludwig Hertz, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)
  • 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
  • Dec 1 Anna E. Roosevelt, American radio personality (b. 1906)
  • Dec 3 Jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist, dies at 76

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Dec 4 Hannah Arendt, German/US political theorist and historian, dies at 69

Political Theorist Hannah Arendt
Political Theorist
Hannah Arendt
  • Dec 7 Thornton N Wilder, US writer (Bridge of San Luis Rey), dies at 78
  • Dec 9 William A Wellman, US director (Ox Bow Incident), dies at 79
  • Dec 13 Hendrik Kruls, Dutch gen/chief milt authority (1944-46), dies at 73
  • Dec 18 Theodosius Dobzhansky, Ukrainian geneticist (b. 1900)
  • Dec 23 Richard S Welch, CIA station chief in Athens, shot dead
  • Dec 25 Gaston Gallimard, French publisher (Library Gallimard), dies at 94
  • Dec 29 Euell Gibbons, American outdoorsman and proponent of natural diets (b. 1911).