November 1975 in History

Events in History

  • 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 5 British government sends troops to Belize
  • Nov 5 Sao Tome & Principe adopts constitution
  • Nov 7 Kidnapped AKZO director Herrema freed in Ireland
  • Nov 8 Nick Bockwinkle beats Verne Gagne in St Paul, to become NWA champ
  • Nov 10 Ore ship Edmund Fitzgerald with crew of 29 lost in storm on Lake Superior

Event of Interest

Nov 10 PLO leader Yasser Arafat addresses UN in NYC

  • 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 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

  • Nov 12 American Supreme Court Justice William O Douglas (77) retires after 36 years
  • Nov 14 Spain, Morocco and Mauretania sign accord about Spanish Sahara
  • Nov 18 Black Panther leader Eldridge Cleaver returns to US

Event of Interest

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

  • 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

Event of Interest

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

  • Nov 25 A loyalist gang nicknamed the "Shankill Butchers" undertakes its first "cut-throat killing"; the gang was named for its late-night kidnapping, torture and murder (by throat slashing) of random Catholic civilians in Belfast
  • Nov 25 Netherlands grants Suriname independence (National Day)
  • Nov 25 Portuguese leftist officers occupy 4 airbases
  • Nov 26 France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
  • Nov 26 US Federal jury finds Lynette Fromme guilty of attempted assassination
  • Nov 26 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 27 The Provisional IRA assassinates Ross McWhirter, after a press conference in which McWhirter announced a reward for the capture of those responsible for multiple bombings and shootings across England.
  • Nov 28 Democratic Republic of East-Timor proclaimed
  • Nov 29 Kilauea Volcano erupts in Hawaii

Election of Interest

Nov 29 New Zealand general election won by the National Party headed by Robert Muldoon

Event of Interest

Nov 29 US President Gerald Ford requires states to provide free education for handicapped

  • Nov 30 Dahomey renamed People's Republic of Benin

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 4 Eduard Kokcharov, Russian handball player and manager, born in Krasnodar, Russia

Marcus LuttrellMarcus Luttrell (47 years old)

Nov 7 American former Navy SEAL ("Lone Survivor"), born in Houston, Texas

  • Nov 13 Jordan Roth, American theater producer (Angels in America), born in New York City
  • Nov 15 Scott Henshall, British fashion designer
  • Nov 21 Chris Moneymaker, American poker player
  • Nov 24 Thomas Kohnstamm, American writer
  • Nov 28 Eka Kurniawan, Indonesian writer

Divorces in History

Ben Bradlee

Nov 10 Journalist Ben Bradlee (54) divorces Antoinette Pinchot after 19 years of marriage

Deaths in History

  • Nov 5 Edward L Tatum, American molecular geneticist and biochemist (Nobel Prize 1958), dies of heart failure at 65
  • Nov 5 Lionel Trilling, American literary critic and author (1969 Poses Award, The Liberal Imagination), dies at 70
  • Nov 7 John Carmel Heenan, British clergyman, Catholic Cardinal (Archbishop of Westminster, 1963-75), dies of a heart attack at 70
  • Nov 9 Luwig Turek, German writer, dies at 77
  • Nov 10 Ernest M. McSorley, American ship captain (b. 1912)
  • Nov 13 Olga Berggolts, Russian poet (b. 1910)
  • Nov 13 R. C. Sherriff, English playwright (Journey's End), dies at 79
  • Nov 14 Max Ackermann, German "entartet" painter, dies at 88
  • Nov 16 Ernst van Raalte, lawyer/minister-president, dies at 83
  • Nov 19 Roger D. Branigin, American politician (b. 1902)

Francisco FrancoFrancisco Franco (1892-1975)

Nov 20 Spanish general and dictator (1936-75), dies at 82

  • Nov 21 Gunnar Gunnarsson, Icelandic writer (The Church on the Mountain), dies at 86
  • Nov 27 Ross McWhirter, English Guinness Book of Records co-founder, assassinated by the IRA at 50