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1975 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 6 "Wheel Of Fortune" debuts on NBC-TV
  • Mar 1 Colour television transmissions begin in Australia.
  • Mar 7 "Mirror", Russian film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, starring Margarita Terekhova and Ignat Daniltsev, is released
  • Jun 7 Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public
  • Jun 20 "Jaws", based on the book by Peter Benchley, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Roy Scheider is released
  • Oct 11 "Saturday Night Live" created by Lorne Michaels premieres on NBC with George Carlin as host
  • Nov 28 "As the World Turns" and "The Edge of Night", the final two American soap operas that had resisted going to pre-taped broadcasts, air their last live episodes.
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Film & TV Awards in 1975

Weddings in Film & TV

Divorces in Film & TV

  • Jun 26 American singer and actress Cher (28) divorces singer-songwriter Sonny Bono (40)
  • Jul 10 American singer and actress Cher (28) files for divorce from musician Gregg Allman (27), 10 days after their marriage - they reconcile, but separate in 1977 and divorce in 1979

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