1975 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 408

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Apr 25 Mário Soares' Socialist Party wins Portugal's free election since 1925

President of Portugal Mário Soares
President of Portugal
Mário Soares
  • Apr 25 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Apr 25 West German embassy blown up in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Apr 26 Mário Soaress' 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"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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Jun 5 Egyptian president Anwar Sadat reopens Suez Canal (closed since 1967)

President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat
  • 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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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


Weddings in History


Divorces in History


Deaths in History

Deaths 101 - 128 of 128


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 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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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).