1975 in History (Part 4)

Events in History

Events 301 - 400 of 408

  • Oct 2 The Ulster Volunteer Force kill 7 civilians in a series of attacks across Northern Ireland; 6 were Catholic civilians and 1 was a Protestant civilian
  • Oct 2 Four Ulster Volunteer Force members killed after a bomb they are carrying prematurely explodes in Farrenlester, near Coleraine
  • Oct 3 Ireland AKZO director Tiede Herrema kidnap
  • Oct 4 A Cessna 310Q airplane crashes over Wilmington, North Carolina, killing the pilot and severely injuring several pro wrestlers affiliated with the NWA's Mid-Atlantic promotion. One of the survivors is the legendary Ric Flair.
  • Oct 5 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Oct 7 US decides John Lennon won't be deported due to UK pot conviction
  • Oct 9 Emperor Hirohito of Japan visits SF

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 9 Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov wins Nobel Peace Prize

Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident Andrei Sakharov
Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident
Andrei Sakharov
  • Oct 10 Israel formally signs Sinai accord with Egypt
  • Oct 12 Archbishop Oliver Plunkett became 1st Irish-born saint in 7 centuries
  • Oct 12 NASA launches space vehicle S-195

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 14 US President Gerald Ford escapes injury when his limousine is struck broadside

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • Oct 15 Iceland moves intl boundary from 50 to 200 miles
  • Oct 17 1st Space Shuttle main engine test at National Space Tech Labs, Miss
  • Oct 17 UN passes resolution saying "Zionism is a form of racism"
  • Oct 18 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 20 Supreme Court rules teachers could spank their pupils after warning
  • Oct 21 Coast Guard Academy 1st allows women to enroll
  • Oct 21 Mexico City's 1st major subway accident takes 26 lives
  • Oct 21 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 21 Venera 9, 1st craft to orbit planet Venus launched
  • Oct 22 Soviet spacecraft Venera 9 soft-lands on Venus
  • Oct 22 Turkish diplomat shot to death in Vienna
  • Oct 22 World Football League disbands after the Week 12 of their second season
  • Oct 23 Battle between Cuba & South Africa troops in Angola
  • Oct 23 Islander Glenn Resch's 5th shut-out opponent-Flyers 3-0
  • Oct 24 Turkish diplomat shot dead in Paris
  • Oct 25 USSR's Venera 10 makes day-side Venus landing

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 26 Anwar Sadat became 1st Egyptian president to officially visit the United States

President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat
  • Oct 26 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Oct 28 Cleveland Metroparks assume operating responsibilities for Zoo
  • Oct 28 Venezuela and foreign oil companies agree on nationalization as of January 1, 1976
  • Oct 29 Boston's Fred Lynn is the overwhelming choice as AL Rookie of Year
  • Oct 29 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Oct 29 'Yorkshire Ripper' Peter Sutcliffe kills first victim, Wilma McCann
  • Oct 30 King Juan Carlos assumes power in Spain
  • Oct 30 NY Daily News runs headline "Ford to City: Drop Dead"
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • Nov 29 US President Gerald Ford requires states to provide free education for handicapped
  • 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 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 NASA launches space vehicle S-196, it failed
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dec 10 Andrei Sakharov's wife Yelena Bonner, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dec 13 Australian Federal Election - Liberals with coalition under Malcolm Fraser win largest ever parliamentary majority
  • 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 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 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 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 1st NY Jet to gain 1,000 yards rushing (John Riggins)
  • Dec 21 Madagascar adopts constitution

Birthdays in History


Weddings in History


Divorces in History


Deaths in History