July 17, 1975 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • Apollo 18 & Soyuz 19 make 1st US/USSR linkup in space
  • Four British soldiers are killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army remote-controlled bomb near Forkill, County Armagh; the attack was the first major breach of a February truce

Birthdays in History

  • Gino D'Acampo, Italian celebrity chef
  • Terence Tao, Australian-Chinese mathematician

Deaths in History

  • Konstantine Gamsakhurdia, Georgian writer and public benefactor (b. 1893)
  • Modoc, the elephant, dies at age 78 (oldest known nonhuman mammal)