Historical Events in September 1975

  • Sep 1 All political parties forbidden in Bangladesh
  • Sep 1 Gunsmoke goes off the air

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Sep 1 Jerry Lewis' 10th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 1 KOL-AM in Seattle Wash changes call letters to KMPS
  • Sep 1 NY Mets pitcher Tom Seaver shuts out Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-0; first to reach 200 strikeouts for a MLB-record 8th straight season
  • Sep 1 NYC transit fare rises from 35 cents to 50 cents
  • Sep 1 5 Protestant civilians are killed and 7 were wounded in a Provisional Irish Republican Army gun attack on Tullyvallen Orange Hall near Newtownhamilton, County Armagh
  • Sep 1 US stripper well oil prices decontrolled
  • Sep 3 England cricket batsman Bob Woolmer scores 149 on the final day to save the 4th Test v Australia at The Oval; longest first-class match ever played in England; 32 hours 17 minutes
  • Sep 3 Chartered Boeing 707 crashes in Atlas Mts of Morocco, 188 die
  • Sep 3 Dodgers 1st baseman Steve Garvey begins his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak in a 13-2 loss v Cincinnati Reds
  • Sep 4 The Sinai Interim Agreement relating to the Arab-Israeli conflict is signed.

MurderAssassination Attempt

Sep 5 First Assassination attempt on US President Gerald Ford by Lynette Fromme in Sacramento

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • Sep 5 Portugal premier Goncalvez resigns
  • Sep 5 Wings release "Letting Go"
  • Sep 6 6.8 quake along Anatolian Fault kills over 2,000 in Lice, Turkey

  • Sep 6 Tawny Elaine Godin (NY), 18, crowned 48th Miss America 1976

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Sep 6 Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova asks for US political asylum in New York City during the US Open

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Sep 6 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 6 US Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert wins her first of 6 US titles; beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Sep 7 Cincinnati Reds, win earliest NL division title
  • Sep 7 Last day of 1st-class cricket for Pakistani cricketer Hanif Mohammad
  • Sep 7 US Open Men's Tennis: Manuel Orantes of Spain wins his only Grand Slam title; upsets #1 seed Jimmy Connors 6-4, 6-3, 6-4
  • Sep 8 Boston begins court-ordered bussing of public schools
  • Sep 8 Guinee-Bissau declares independence from Portugal
  • Sep 9 Viking 2 Mars probe launches

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Sep 10 Darryl Sittler is named captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs

NHL Legend Darryl Sittler
NHL Legend
Darryl Sittler
  • Sep 10 Rock band Kiss release their 1st live album "Alive!"
  • Sep 13 -27] Hurricane Eloise, kills 71 in Caribbean & US

BeatificationCanonization

Sep 14 Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton canonized as 1st US-born saint by Pope Paul VI

1st American-born Saint Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton
1st American-born Saint
Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton
  • Sep 14 Rembrandts "Nightwatch" slashed & damaged in Amsterdam
  • Sep 14 Robin Yount breaks Mel Ott's record, playing in 242 games as a teen
  • Sep 15 Mike Vail extends hitting streak ton rookie-record 23 straight game
  • Sep 15 The French d├ępartement of Corse (the entire island of Corsica) is divided into two: Haute-Corse and Corse-du-Sud.
  • Sep 15 1st College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 17-3 in Foxborough
  • Sep 16 Papua New Guinea gains independence from Australia (National Day)
  • Sep 16 Pirates beat Cubs 22-0, Rennie Stennett is 3rd to go 7 for 7
  • Sep 16 Rennie Stennett is 2nd to hit 7-for-7 in a 9-inning game
  • Sep 16 The first prototype of the MiG-31 interceptor makes its maiden flight.
  • Sep 17 Rollout of 1st space shuttle orbiter Enterprise (OV-101)
  • Sep 18 Heiress-turned-bank robber Patricia Campbell Hearst captured by FBI in San Francisco

  • Sep 19 Indonesia sends troops to Portuguese East Timor

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 19 "Fawlty Towers" starring John Cleese, Prunella Scales and Andrew Sachs premieres on BBC2 in the UK

Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 20 Ryder Cup Golf, Laurel Valley GC: US beats Great Britain & Ireland, 21-11; Arnold Palmer non-playing American captain; Bernard Hunt GB & I skipper

Music release#1 in the Charts

Sep 20 David Bowie's "Fame," single goes #1 for 2 weeks

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie
  • Sep 20 Gary Sentman draws a record 176 lb longbow to a maximum 28┬Ż" draw
  • Sep 22 World Football League folds
  • Sep 22 Second assassination attempt on US President Gerald Ford by Sara Jane Moore fails in San Francisco
  • Sep 24 OPEC announces a 15% increase in government per barrel revenues
  • Sep 25 Jackie Wilson suffers heart attack & lapse into a 9 yr terminal coma

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Sep 25 Pink Floyd's concept album "Wish You Were Here" reaches No. 1 in the US, goes on to sell 13 million copies

Rocker Syd Barrett
Rocker
Syd Barrett
Singer-songwriter and Producer David Gilmour
Singer-songwriter and Producer
David Gilmour
Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters
  • Sep 26 Phillies & NY Mets play a doubleheader that ends at 3:15 AM
  • Sep 27 Government De Uyl recalls Dutch ambassador from Spain
  • Sep 28 5th NYC Women's Marathon won by Kim Merritt in 2:46:14
  • Sep 28 6th NYC Marathon won by Tom Fleming in 2:19:27
  • Sep 28 Bill authorizes admission of women to military academies
  • Sep 28 Oakland A's Vida Blue, Glenn Abbott, Paul Linblad & Rollie Fingers, no-hit California Angels, 5-0
  • Sep 28 The Spaghetti House siege, in which nine people were taken as hostages, takes place in London.
  • Sep 29 "Three For Money" debuts on NBC-TV
  • Sep 29 Jackie Wilson, slips into an irreversible coma; he dies in 1984
  • Sep 29 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Sep 29 WGPR-TV Detroit, 1st Black-owned station in US, began broadcasting
  • Sep 29 Sharon Dahlonega Raiford Bush becomes American television's first African-American weathercaster.
  • Sep 30 5 drown in flash flood of sewer & water tunnel (Niagara Falls NY)
  • Sep 30 The Hughes (later McDonnell-Douglas, now Boeing) AH-64 Apache makes its first flight.