June 1975 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 Cars in Netherlands must have seatbelts
  • Jun 2 First recorded snowfall in London in June
  • Jun 2 James A Healy, 1st black Roman Catholic bishop, consecrated (Maine)
  • Jun 2 VP Rockefeller finds no pattern of illegal activities at CIA
  • Jun 4 Oldest animal fossils in US discovered in North Carolina
  • Jun 5 48th US National Spelling Bee: Hugh Tosteson wins spelling incisor
  • Jun 5 United Kingdom electorate votes 67% to 33% in a referendum to remain part of the European Common Market

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Jun 5 Egyptian president Anwar Sadat reopens Suez Canal (closed since 1967)

President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat
  • Jun 5 The California Agricultural Labor Relations Act (CALRA), which establishes collective bargaining for farmworkers, becomes law
  • Jun 6 British voters decide to remain in Common Market
  • Jun 6 Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam established
  • Jun 7 Dennis Lillee takes 1st one-day 5WI, 5-34 v Pakistan World Cup
  • Jun 8 2 passenger trains collided near Munich, Germany killing 35
  • Jun 8 USSR launches Venera 9 for Venus landing
  • Jun 9 Fire in prison hospital at Sanford, Florida, kills 10 prisoners and 1 guard
  • Jun 9 UK House of Commons is broadcast live by radio for first time

  • Jun 9 Tony Orlando & Dawn receives gold record for "He Don't Love You"
  • Jun 10 Rockefeller panel reports on 300,000 illegal CIA files on Americans
  • Jun 10 Yanks sponsor Army Day at temporary home, Shea Stadium during 21-gun salute, part of fence is blown away, & another part is set afire
  • Jun 11 1st oil pumped from North Sea oilfield
  • Jun 11 Greece adopts constitution
  • Jun 12 Billy Williams's 400th career HR
  • Jun 14 Janis Ian releases "At Seventeen"
  • Jun 14 USSR launches Venera 10 for Venus landing
  • Jun 16 Bucks trade Kareem Abdul-Jabber and Walt Wesley to LA for 4 players
  • Jun 16 Italy's Communist party PCI, wins
  • Jun 16 Randy Farland finds a 14-leaf clover near Sioux Falls, SD
  • Jun 16 Supreme Court rules uniform minimum legal fees are a violation
  • Jun 17 Voters in Northern Mariana Islands approve commonwealth status with US
  • Jun 21 Soyuz 19 returns to Earth
  • Jun 22 Ulster Volunteer Force try to derail a train by planting a bomb on the railway line near County Kildare, Ireland; a civilian who tries to stop them is stabbed-to-death (his actions delay the explosion to let the train pass safely)
  • Jun 24 Eastern 727 crashes at JFK Airport NY, kills 113
  • Jun 24 Moon tremor perceived (hit by Taurid meteors)
  • Jun 25 After a prolonged liberation struggle against Portuguese colonial rulers, Mozambique becomes independent as People Republic of Mozambique

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Jun 26 Indian PM Indira Gandhi declares a state of emergency

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi
  • Jun 26 Two FBI agents and a member of the American Indian Movement are killed in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; Leonard Peltier is later convicted of the murders in a controversial trial.
  • Jun 26 U.S. Supreme Court's rules unanimously in "O'Connor v. Donaldson" that non-dangerous people can't be confined to psychiatric facilities without adequate treatment if able to live viably in outside society
  • Jun 29 8.10" (20.57 cm) of rainfall, Litchville No Dakota (state 24-hr rec)
  • Jun 30 Bundy victim Shelley Robertson disappears in Colorado
  • Jun 30 University of California reports galaxy 3C123 at 8 billion light years distance

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 1 Nikol Pashinyan, Armenian politician, Prime Minister of Armenia (2018-), born in Ijevan, Soviet Union
  • Jun 13 Johannes Grenzfurthner, Austrian artist, writer, curator and director
  • Jun 14 Chris Onstad, American cartoonist
  • Jun 22 Andreas Klöden, German professional road cyclist
  • Jun 26 KJ-52 [Jonah Kirsten Sorrentino], American hip hop artist, born in Tampa, Florida

Weddings in History

  • Jun 7 Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard (21) weds Cheryl Alley (21) at Magnolia Park United Methodist Church in Burbank, California
  • Jun 30 Cher, marries Gregg Allman, 4 days after divorcing Sonny Bono

Divorces in History

  • Jun 26 Cher divorces Sonny Bono

Deaths in History

  • Jun 2 Eisaku Sato, premier of Japan (1964-71 Nobel 1974), dies at 74
  • Jun 3 Satō Eisaku, Japanese Prime Minister (1964-72), (Nobel 1974), dies at 74
  • Jun 8 William F Jenkins, author (Time Tunnel, Land of Giants), dies at 78
  • Jun 12 Alfred Kurella, German author and functionary of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany in East Germany, dies at 80
  • Jun 14 Pablo Antonio, Filipino modernist architect (b. 1902)
  • Jun 18 Faisal Ibn Mussed Abdul Aziz, Saudi prince, beheaded in Riyadh shopping center parking lot for killing his uncle the king

Person of interestSam Giancana

Jun 19 Sam Giancana, American gangster, dies of multiple gunshot wounds at 67

Gangster Sam Giancana
Gangster
Sam Giancana
  • Jun 26 St. Josemaría Escrivá, Spanish Catholic priest (b. 1902)
  • Jun 28 Rod Serling, American writer and host (Twilight Zone, Night Gallery), dies at 50
  • Jun 28 Konstantinos Apostolos Doxiadis, Greek architect (b. 1913)