September 1975 in History

Events in History

  • 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 All political parties forbidden in Bangladesh
  • Sep 1 KOL-AM in Seattle, Washington changes call letters to KMPS
  • Sep 1 NYC transit fare rises from 35 cents to 50 cents
  • Sep 1 US stripper well oil prices decontrolled
  • Sep 3 Chartered Boeing 707 crashes in Atlas Mts of Morocco, 188 die
  • Sep 4 Egypt and Israel sign the Sinai Interim Agreement (aka Sinai II Agreement), with the intention of peacefully resolving territorial disputes, in Geneva, Switzerland

Assassination Attempt

Sep 5 First assassination attempt on US President Gerald Ford by Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme in Sacramento, California

  • Sep 5 Portugal Prime Minister Vasco Gonçalves dismissed
  • Sep 6 6.8 quake along Anatolian Fault kills over 2,000 in Lice, Turkey
  • Sep 6 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 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
  • Sep 13 -27] Hurricane Eloise, kills 71 in the Caribbean & US
  • Sep 14 Rembrandt's oil painting "The Night Watch" slashed & damaged by an unemployed school teacher, in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
  • 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 16 Papua New Guinea gains independence from Australia (National Day)
  • 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 American publishing heiress-turned-bank robber Patty Hearst captured by FBI in San Francisco, California
  • Sep 19 Indonesia sends troops to Portuguese East Timor
  • Sep 20 Gary Sentman draws a record 176 lb longbow to a maximum 28½" draw
  • Sep 22 Second assassination attempt on US President Gerald Ford by Sara Jane Moore fails in San Francisco
  • Sep 22 World Football League folds
  • Sep 24 OPEC announces a 15% increase in government per barrel revenues
  • Sep 27 Government De Uyl recalls Dutch ambassador from Spain
  • Sep 28 Bill authorizes admission of women to military academies
  • Sep 28 The Spaghetti House siege, in which nine people were taken as hostages, takes place in London.
  • Sep 29 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Sep 29 WGPR-TV Detroit, 1st Black-owned station in US, began broadcasting
  • Sep 30 5 drown in flash flood of sewer and water tunnel at Niagara Falls, New York
  • Sep 30 The Hughes (later McDonnell-Douglas, now Boeing) AH-64 Apache makes its first flight.

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 10 Jonathan Hoenig, American investment advisor
  • Sep 18 "Habacuc" Guillermo Vargas, Costa Rican artist
  • Sep 18 Youssef Chahed, Tunisian politician and Prime Minister of Tunisia (2016-present), born in Tunis, Tunisia
  • Sep 23 Chris Hawkins, British radio personality
  • Sep 24 Kyle Turley, American football offensive lineman (First-team All-Pro 2000 New Orleans Saints; Second-team All-Pro 2003 St. Louis Rams), born in Provo, Utah
  • Sep 24 Nick Hague, American NASA astronaut (Soyuz MS-10 & 12), born in Belleville, Kansas
  • Sep 30 Jay Asher, American writer, born in Arcadia, California
  • Sep 30 Laure Péquégnot, French skier, born in Isère, France
  • Sep 30 Ta-Nehisi Coates, American author, born in Baltimore, Maryland

Weddings in History

Danielle Steel

Sep 13 Novelist Danielle Steel (28) weds Danny Zugelder in the prison canteen

Deaths in History

  • Sep 10 George Paget Thomson, English physicist who demonstrated electron diffraction (Nobel 1937), dies at 83 [1]
  • Sep 10 Robert Gordon Sproul, American educator and college president (University of California), dies at 84
  • Sep 16 Irene Hayes, Ziegfeld girl and businesswoman (b. 1896)
  • Sep 18 Fairfield Porter, American painter, dies at 68
  • Sep 20 Saint-John Perse, French diplomat and poet (Nobel 1960), dies at 78
  • Sep 24 Earle Cabell, American politician, 48th Mayor of Dallas (1961-64), dies at 68
  • Sep 26 Jacob Paludan, Danish writer and critic (Jorgen Stein), dies at 79
  • Sep 27 Jack Lang, Australian politician (b. 1876)