Historical Events in 1975 (Part 3)

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  • Aug 13 Bayardo Bar attack: Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers carry out a gun and bomb attack on a pub in Belfast frequented by Ulster Volunteer Force commanders; 4 Protestant civilians and 1 UVF member are killed

BattleCoup d'état

Aug 14 -15] Pakistani military coup against Bangladeshi President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Founding Father of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Founding Father of Bangladesh
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 14 Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich is buried at the Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow

  • Aug 14 Norwegian King Olav V opens Longyearbyen Airport on Spitsbergen
  • Aug 15 Bangladesh military coup under Khondakar Moustaque Ahmed
  • Aug 15 Joanne Little acquitted of murder charges
  • Aug 15 Miki Takeo makes the first official pilgrimage to Yasukuni Shrine by an incumbent prime minister on the anniversary of the end of World War II.

Film release premierFilm Release

Aug 15 Indian action-adventure film "Sholay" directed by Ramesh Sippy, starring Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan is released, highest-grossing Indian film ever

  • Aug 16 "Rodgers & Hart" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 108 performances
  • Aug 16 Peter Gabriel quits Genesis
  • Aug 19 Astros hire Bill Virdon to replace Preston Gomez as manager
  • Aug 20 Il-62 crashes south of Damascus, Syria, killing 126
  • Aug 20 Viking 1 launched to orbit around Mars, soft landing
  • Aug 21 3 truck pile up kills 10, injures 26 on French highway
  • Aug 21 Rick & Paul Reuschel become 1st brothers to pitch a combined shut out
  • Aug 21 US lightens trade embargo against Cuba

  • Aug 22 McNichols Sports Arena in Denver opens
  • Aug 23 Classical Way wins Championship Cup at Roosevelt Raceway
  • Aug 23 Communists take over Laos
  • Aug 23 Ethiopian junta under Mengistu Haile
  • Aug 23 Free guitarist Paul Kossoff revived from dead after heart attack
  • Aug 23 Philip Kapleau conducts 1st jukai ceremony in Poland
  • Aug 23 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Aug 24 Davey Lopes steals his 38th consecutive base, then thrown out stealing
  • Aug 24 Papadopoulos, Pattakos and Makarezos sentenced to death in Athens
  • Aug 24 SF Giant Ed Halick no-hits NY Giants, 6-0
  • Aug 24 Tampa Bay Rowdies beat Portland 2-0 for NASL cup
  • Aug 27 1st night match at US Tennis Open (Parun defeats Smith)
  • Aug 27 Veronica & Colin Scargill (England) complete tandem bicycle ride, a record 18,020 miles around the world
  • Aug 29 Star in Cygnus goes nova becoming 4th brightest in sky
  • Aug 30 KTW-AM in Seattle Wash changes call letters to KYAC (now KKFX)
  • 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 département 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 28½" 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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.
  • Oct 1 Britain grants internal self-government to Seychelles
  • Oct 1 Ellice Islands split from Gilbert Islands, take name "Tuvalu"

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Oct 1 "The Thrilla in Manila"; Muhammad Ali stops Joe Frazier in 14 in Quezon City, the Philippines to retain his WBC/WBA heavyweight title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • Oct 1 Reunion Island stops printing stamps, France takes over production
  • 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

Music releaseAlbum Release

Oct 3 George Harrison releases "Extra Texture" album in UK

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 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 5 Austrian Niki Lauda wins the United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen to claim his first World Formula 1 drivers championship; wins by 19.5 points from Emerson Fittipaldi of Brazil
  • Oct 7 Players' Association files a suit on behalf of Dodgers' Andy Messersmith
  • Oct 7 US decides John Lennon won't be deported due to UK pot conviction
  • Oct 7 MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 0
  • Oct 7 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat Oakland Athletics, 3 games to 0

  • Oct 8 San Antonio Spurs, then members of the ABA, defeat the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, 109-107 in the first basketball game ever played in the Louisiana Superdome

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 9 Emperor Hirohito of Japan visits San Francisco

Emperor of Japan Hirohito
Emperor of Japan
Hirohito

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 11 Islander's Bryan Trottier's 1st career hat trick

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier

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Oct 11 "Saturday Night Live" created by Lorne Michaels premieres on NBC with George Carlin as host

Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels
  • Oct 12 Archbishop Oliver Plunkett became 1st Irish-born saint in 7 centuries
  • Oct 12 Jacqueline Hansen runs women's world record marathon (2:38:19)
  • Oct 12 NASA launches space vehicle S-195

Music awardsMusic Awards

Oct 13 9th Country Music Association Award: John Denver wins

Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 13 Rock vocal Neil Young undergoes throat surgery

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Singer-songwriter
Neil Young
  • Oct 14 US President Gerald Ford escapes injury when his limousine is struck broadside
  • 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 Simon & Garfunkel reunite on "Saturday Night Live", sing "My Little Town"
  • Oct 18 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 19 "A Chorus Line", held record longest-running Broadway show (6,137 performances), first premieres at the Shubert Theatre in New York
  • Oct 19 Cleveland Browns' Don Cockroft kicks club record 5 field goals
  • Oct 20 Supreme Court rules teachers could spank their pupils after warning
  • Oct 20 Soviet orbiter Venera 9 becomes the 1st spacecraft to orbit Venus
  • Oct 21 "Treemonisha" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 64 performances
  • Oct 21 Coast Guard Academy 1st allows women to enroll

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 21 Elton John is given a star in Hollywood

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
  • Oct 21 Mexico City's 1st major subway accident takes 26 lives
  • Oct 21 Red Sox Carlton Fisk's 12th inning HR beats Reds 7-6 in game 6 of WS
  • Oct 21 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 22 "Me & Bessie" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 453 performances
  • Oct 22 Cincinnati Reds beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 72nd World Series
  • Oct 22 Soviet spacecraft Venera 9 soft-lands on Venus, becoming the first lander to return images from the surface of another planet
  • 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 23 Women take the day off in Iceland to commemorate “International Women’s Year”, shutting the country down for a day
  • Oct 24 Turkish diplomat shot dead in Paris
  • Oct 25 Denver Nuggets 1st game at McNichols Sports Arena beat St Louis Spirits
  • Oct 25 USSR's Venera 10 makes day-side Venus landing

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 26 Anwar Sadat becomes the 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 26 Cuba beats Mexico for its 4th Pan Am Games Gold Medal in baseball

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 27 Covers of both Time & Newsweek picture rock singer Bruce Springsteen

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Singer-Songwriter
Bruce Springsteen
  • Oct 28 Calvin Murphy (Houston) begins NBA free throw streak of 58 games
  • 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 Giants pitcher John "the Count of" Montefusco wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Oct 30 John Bucyk, Boston, became 7th NHLer to score 500 goals
  • Oct 30 King Juan Carlos assumes power in Spain
  • Oct 30 NY Daily News runs headline "Ford to City: Drop Dead"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 31 Bob Geldof's first appearance with The Boomtown Rats

Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist Bob Geldof
Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist
Bob Geldof
  • Nov 2 First sports event at The Summit arena in Houston - NBA's Houston Rockets beat Milwaukee Bucks, 104-89; future Rockets coach Rudy Tomjanovich top scores with 24 points
  • Nov 3 Good Morning America premieres on ABC (David Hartman & Nancy Dussault)
  • Nov 3 U.S. advice columnist for "Good Housekeeping" Ann Landers asks parents in a mail-in survey "‘If you had it to do over again, would you have children?" 70% of participants say no
  • Nov 3 Chris Evert becomes first tennis player to achieve the No. 1 ranking as the WTA Tour rankings debut; Evert holds top-spot for first 26 weeks
  • Nov 4 Orioles Jim Palmer wins his 2nd Cy Young Award
  • Nov 5 British government sends troops to Belize
  • Nov 5 Sao Tome & Principe adopts constitution
  • Nov 6 "Hello, Dolly" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 51 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 6 First performance of the Sex Pistols at St Martins College, London

Rocker Steve Jones
Rocker
Steve Jones
  • Nov 7 Kidnapped AKZO director Herrema freed in Ireland
  • Nov 7 8th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel
  • 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 Prime Minister 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 NY Mets Tom Seaver wins his 3rd Cy Young Award
  • Nov 12 Supreme Court Justice William O Douglas retired after 36 years
  • Nov 12 25th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty wins
  • Nov 12 7h Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats England 25-0
  • Nov 13 "Musical Jubilee" opens at St James Theater NYC for 92 performances
  • Nov 14 Spain, Morocco and Mauretania sign accord about Spanish Sahara
  • Nov 15 "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" single released by Ed Bruce
  • Nov 18 Black Panther leader Eldridge Cleaver returns to US
  • Nov 18 Calvin Murphy (Houston) ends NBA free throw streak of 58 games
  • Nov 18 "Rufus featuring Chaka Khan" 4th studio album by Rufus is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1976)
  • Nov 19 Reds 2nd baseman Joe Morgan is named NL MVP

Film release premierFilm Release

Nov 19 "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" based on book by Ken Kesey, directed by Milos Forman and starring Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1976)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 20 Ronald Reagan announces candidacy for Republican nomination for US President

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

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Nov 21 Linda McCartney drug charges in US are dropped

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 22 Juan Carlos I proclaimed King of Spain as monarchy restored after 31 years

King of Spain Juan Carlos I
King of Spain
Juan Carlos I
  • 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 23 63rd CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 9-8