On This Day

Historical Events in March 1975

  • Mar 1 17th Grammy Awards: I Honestly Love You, Marvin Hamlisch win
  • Mar 1 Eagles' "Best of My Love" reaches #1
  • Mar 1 Colour television transmissions begin in Australia.
  • Mar 1 Five Nations Rugby Championship match between Scotland and Wales at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh attracts a world record attendance of 104,000; Scots win 12-10
  • Mar 3 "Goodtime Charley" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 104 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 3 Linda McCartney is charged in US with possession of marijuana

Musician, Activist and Photographer Linda McCartney
Musician, Activist and Photographer
Linda McCartney

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 3 1st People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Barbra Streisand win (Motion Pictures) and Alan Alda, Telly Savalas & Mary Tyler Moore win (TV)

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne
Actress Mary Tyler Moore
Actress
Mary Tyler Moore

Music awardsMusic Awards

Mar 5 10th Academy of Country Music Awards: Merle Haggard and Loretta Lynn win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
Singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn
Singer-songwriter
Loretta Lynn
  • 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 7 "Mirror", Russian film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, starring Margarita Terekhova and Ignat Daniltsev, is released

Music releaseAlbum Release

Mar 7 RCA releases "Young Americans", David Bowie's 9th studio album, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and New York City; featuring appearances by John Lennon on two tracks, it peaks in the U.S. charts at No. 9, and No. 2 in the U.K.

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Mar 8 Royal Canadian Mint announces branch opening in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Mar 8 22nd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats NC State, 70-66
  • Mar 9 "Lieutenant" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 9 performances

  • Mar 9 Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins.
  • Mar 10 "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • 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 15 "That's the Way of the World" 6th studio album by Earth, Wind & Fire is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1975)
  • Mar 15 Wales trounce Ireland, 32-4 at the National Stadium, Cardiff to clinch their 18th Five Nations Rugby Championship
  • Mar 16 "Lieutenant" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • 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 19 "Dr Jazz" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Mar 19 Pennsylvania is 1st state to allow girls to compete with boys in HS sports
  • Mar 21 Ethiopia abolishes its monarchy after 3,000 years
  • Mar 22 Netherlands' "Ding-a-dong" performed by Tech-In wins Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden

  • Mar 22 "Dr Jazz" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Mar 22 "Letter for Queen Victoria" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 18 performances
  • 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 22 20th Eurovision Song Contest: Teach-In for Netherlands wins singing "Ding-a-dong" in Stockholm

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Mar 24 Muhammad Ali TKOs Chuck Wepner in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 25 Linda Ronstadt releases cover of the Everly Brothers' song "When Will I Be Loved" as a single

Singer and Actress Linda Ronstadt
Singer and Actress
Linda Ronstadt

Film release premierFilm Premier

Mar 26 Ken Russell's film "Tommy", based on the rock opera by The Who, premieres in London; Roger Daltrey and Ann-Margret star, Tina Turner and Elton John are featured

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
Singer Tina Turner
Singer
Tina Turner
  • Mar 26 Washington Capitals play record NHL 37th road game without a win & NHL record of 17 straight loses
  • Mar 26 The Biological Weapons Convention enters into force.
  • Mar 28 NHL Washington Capitals win 1st game on road after 37 straight road loses
  • Mar 29 Only 2nd time Islanders beat Rangers
  • Mar 30 Ron Lalonde scores the 1st hat trick by a Washington Capital
  • Mar 30 James Rupert kills 11 members of his family on Easter Sunday in Hamilton, Ohio
  • Mar 31 37th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Kentucky, 92-85; 10th title under coach John Wooden who had announced his retirement 2 days earlier