On This Day

Events in History in 1975 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 385 of 385

  • Jul 30 US Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa disappears in suburban Detroit; Hoffa legally declared dead in 1982
  • Jul 30 Murtala Mohammed overthrows General Gowon to become Nigerian Head of State
  • Jul 31 The Miami Showband killings: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), a loyalist paramilitary group, shoot dead three members of an Irish showband at Buskhill, County Down, Ireland
  • Aug 1 38 government leaders signs Helsinki accord
  • Aug 1 41st Chicago Charities College All-Star Game: Pittsburgh 21, All-Stars 14 (54,103)
  • Aug 1 Helsinki Pact guaranteeing boundaries, rights signed by 35 nations
  • Aug 1 CSCE Final Act creates the Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Aug 2 104°F (40°C) at Providence, Rhode Island (state record)
  • Aug 2 107°F (42°C) at Chester/New Bedford, Massachusetts (state record)
  • Aug 3 500 drown when 2 river boats collide and sink in China's West River
  • Aug 3 Louisiana Superdome is dedicated
  • Aug 3 Poland and West Germany reach accord about returning ethnic Germans
  • Aug 8 As a result of rainfall from Typhoon Nina, the Banqiao Dam in China fails, causing the collapse of almost 6 million buildings and 229,000 deaths
  • Aug 9 Dodger Davey Lopes steals record 32nd consecutive base without being caught
  • Aug 10 David Frost purchases exclusive rights to interview Nixon
  • Aug 11 Expos' Jose Mangual struck out 5 times in a game

  • Aug 11 US vetoes proposed admission of North & South Vietnam to UN
  • Aug 13 Bayardo Bar attack: Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers carry out a gun and bomb attack on a pub in Belfast frequented by Ulster Volunteer Force commanders; 4 Protestant civilians and 1 UVF member are killed

BattleCoup d'état

Aug 14 -15] Pakistani military coup against Bangladeshi President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Founding Father of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Founding Father of Bangladesh
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
  • Aug 14 Norwegian King Olav V opens Longyearbyen Airport on Spitsbergen
  • Aug 15 Bangladesh military coup under Khondakar Moustaque Ahmed
  • Aug 15 Joanne Little acquitted of murder charges
  • Aug 15 Miki Takeo makes the first official pilgrimage to Yasukuni Shrine by an incumbent prime minister on the anniversary of the end of World War II.
  • Aug 16 Peter Gabriel quits Genesis
  • Aug 20 Il-62 crashes south of Damascus, Syria, killing 126
  • Aug 20 Viking 1 launched to orbit around Mars, soft landing
  • Aug 21 3 truck pile up kills 10, injures 26 on French highway
  • Aug 21 Rick & Paul Reuschel become 1st brothers to pitch a combined shut out
  • Aug 21 US lightens trade embargo against Cuba
  • Aug 23 Classical Way wins Championship Cup at Roosevelt Raceway
  • Aug 23 Communists take over Laos
  • Aug 23 Ethiopian junta under Mengistu Haile
  • Aug 23 Philip Kapleau conducts 1st jukai ceremony in Poland
  • Aug 23 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Aug 24 Davey Lopes steals his 38th consecutive base, then thrown out stealing
  • Aug 24 Papadopoulos, Pattakos and Makarezos sentenced to death in Athens

  • Aug 24 Tampa Bay Rowdies beat Portland 2-0 for NASL cup
  • Aug 29 Star in Cygnus goes nova becoming 4th brightest in sky
  • Aug 30 KTW-AM in Seattle, Washington changes call letters to KYAC (now KKFX)
  • 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 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 US stripper well oil prices decontrolled
  • Sep 3 Chartered Boeing 707 crashes in Atlas Mts of Morocco, 188 die
  • Sep 4 The Sinai Interim Agreement relating to the Arab-Israeli conflict is signed.

MurderAssassination Attempt

Sep 5 First Assassination attempt on US President Gerald Ford by Lynette Fromme in Sacramento

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • Sep 5 Portugal premier Goncalvez resigns
  • 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 Caribbean & US

BeatificationCanonization

Sep 14 Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton canonized as 1st US-born saint by Pope Paul VI

1st American-born Saint Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton
1st American-born Saint
Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton
Pope Paul VI
Pope
Paul VI
  • Sep 14 Rembrandts "Nightwatch" slashed & damaged in Amsterdam
  • Sep 14 Robin Yount breaks Mel Ott's record, playing in 242 games as a teen
  • 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 Heiress-turned-bank robber Patricia Campbell Hearst captured by FBI in San Francisco
  • 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 World Football League folds
  • Sep 22 Second assassination attempt on US President Gerald Ford by Sara Jane Moore fails in San Francisco
  • Sep 24 OPEC announces a 15% increase in government per barrel revenues
  • Sep 25 Jackie Wilson suffers heart attack & lapse into a 9 yr terminal coma
  • 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 Jackie Wilson, slips into an irreversible coma; he dies in 1984
  • 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 & water tunnel (Niagara Falls NY)
  • Sep 30 The Hughes (later McDonnell-Douglas, now Boeing) AH-64 Apache makes its first flight.
  • Oct 1 Britain grants internal self-government to Seychelles
  • Oct 1 Ellice Islands split from Gilbert Islands, take name "Tuvalu"
  • Oct 1 Reunion Island stops printing stamps, France takes over production
  • Oct 2 The Ulster Volunteer Force kill 7 civilians in a series of attacks across Northern Ireland; 6 were Catholic civilians and 1 was a Protestant civilian
  • Oct 2 Four Ulster Volunteer Force members killed after a bomb they are carrying prematurely explodes in Farrenlester, near Coleraine
  • Oct 3 Ireland AKZO director Tiede Herrema kidnap
  • Oct 4 A Cessna 310Q airplane crashes over Wilmington, North Carolina, killing the pilot and severely injuring several pro wrestlers affiliated with the NWA's Mid-Atlantic promotion. One of the survivors is the legendary Ric Flair.
  • Oct 5 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 9 Emperor Hirohito of Japan visits San Francisco

Emperor of Japan Hirohito
Emperor of Japan
Hirohito

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Oct 9 Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov wins Nobel Peace Prize

Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident Andrei Sakharov
Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident
Andrei Sakharov
  • Oct 10 Israel formally signs Sinai accord with Egypt
  • Oct 12 Archbishop Oliver Plunkett became 1st Irish-born saint in 7 centuries
  • Oct 12 NASA launches space vehicle S-195
  • Oct 14 US President Gerald Ford escapes injury when his limousine is struck broadside

  • Oct 15 Iceland moves intl boundary from 50 to 200 miles
  • Oct 17 1st Space Shuttle main engine test at National Space Tech Labs, Miss
  • Oct 17 UN passes resolution saying "Zionism is a form of racism"
  • Oct 18 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 20 Supreme Court rules teachers could spank their pupils after warning
  • Oct 20 Soviet orbiter Venera 9 becomes the 1st spacecraft to orbit Venus
  • Oct 21 Coast Guard Academy 1st allows women to enroll
  • Oct 21 Mexico City's 1st major subway accident takes 26 lives
  • Oct 21 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 22 Soviet spacecraft Venera 9 soft-lands on Venus, becoming the first lander to return images from the surface of another planet
  • Oct 22 Turkish diplomat shot to death in Vienna
  • Oct 22 World Football League disbands after the Week 12 of their second season
  • Oct 23 Battle between Cuba & South Africa troops in Angola
  • Oct 23 Islander Glenn Resch's 5th shut-out opponent-Flyers 3-0
  • Oct 23 Women take the day off in Iceland to commemorate “International Women’s Year”, shutting the country down for a day
  • Oct 24 Turkish diplomat shot dead in Paris
  • Oct 25 USSR's Venera 10 makes day-side Venus landing

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 26 Anwar Sadat becomes the 1st Egyptian president to officially visit the United States

President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat
  • Oct 26 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Oct 28 Cleveland Metroparks assume operating responsibilities for Zoo
  • Oct 28 Venezuela and foreign oil companies agree on nationalization as of January 1, 1976
  • Oct 29 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Oct 29 'Yorkshire Ripper' Peter Sutcliffe kills first victim, Wilma McCann
  • Oct 30 King Juan Carlos assumes power in Spain
  • Oct 30 NY Daily News runs headline "Ford to City: Drop Dead"
  • 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 interestEvent of Interest

Nov 10 PLO leader Yasser Arafat addresses UN in NYC

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • Nov 10 Royals release slugger Harmon Killebrew, ending his 22-year career
  • 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 interestEvent 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

Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Fraser
Prime Minister of Australia
Malcolm Fraser
  • Nov 12 Supreme Court Justice William O Douglas retired 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 interestEvent of Interest

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

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

King of Spain Juan Carlos I
King of Spain
Juan Carlos I
  • 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
  • Nov 25 Netherlands grants Suriname independence (National Day)
  • Nov 25 Portuguese leftist officers occupy 4 airbases
  • 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 26 US Federal jury finds Lynette Fromme guilty of attempted assassination
  • Nov 26 France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
  • 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
  • Nov 29 US President Gerald Ford requires states to provide free education for handicapped

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

New Zealand Prime Minister Robert Muldoon
New Zealand Prime Minister
Robert Muldoon
  • Nov 30 Dahomey renamed People's Republic of Benin
  • Dec 1 US President Gerald Ford visits People's Republic of China
  • Dec 1 Kuwait and Gulf and BP agree on terms of nationalization
  • Dec 2 7 South Moluccans hijack train at Wijster, Drente (NL), 3 killed
  • Dec 2 Laos king Sisavang Vatthana resigns, Lao People's Democratic Republic founded (National Day)
  • Dec 3 Laos falls to communist forces; Lao People's Democratic Rep proclaimed

  • Dec 4 6 South Molukkans occupy Indonesian consulate in The Hague, 1 dead
  • Dec 5 NASA launches space vehicle S-196, it failed
  • Dec 6 Balcombe Street Siege: for 6 days, four Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers hold two hostages at an apartment in London, England
  • Dec 7 10th Islander shut-out opponent-Glenn Resch 3-0 vs Sabres
  • Dec 7 Archbishop Makarios returns Cyprus
  • Dec 7 Indonesian army occupies East Timor
  • Dec 9 Yelena Bonner accepts Soviet dissident Andrei Sacharov's Nobel Prize in Oslo
  • Dec 9 US President Gerald Ford signs $2.3 Bn loan authorization for NYC
  • Dec 9 Iraq completes nationalization by taking over the BP, CFP, and Shell shares of the Basrah Petroleum Company
  • Dec 10 Andrei Sakharov's wife Yelena Bonner, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize
  • Dec 10 Terry Funk beats Jack Brisco in Miami Beach, to become NWA champ
  • Dec 11 US 1st class postage rises from 10 cents to 13 cents
  • Dec 12 Gas stove explodes & starts fire killing 138 in Mecca, Saudi Arabia
  • Dec 12 Sara Jane Moore pleds guilty to trying to kill US President Gerald Ford
  • Dec 13 Australian Federal Election - Liberals with coalition under Malcolm Fraser win largest ever parliamentary majority
  • Dec 13 Roy Fredericks hits 169 v Aust at WACA, hundred in 71 balls
  • Dec 13 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Dec 14 6 So Moluccan terrorists surrender, holding 23 hostages for 12 days
  • Dec 14 WCPR (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins broadcasting on 1620 AM
  • Dec 17 John Paul Stevens appointed to the US Supreme Court
  • Dec 17 Lynette Fromme sentenced to life for attempt on US President Ford's life
  • Dec 19 The Red Hand Commandos, a very secretive Ulster loyalist paramilitary group in Northern Ireland, explode a no-warning car bomb in Dundalk, killing 2 civilians and wounding 20
  • Dec 20 Joe Walsh recruited to join Eagles

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 20 Pope Paul VI named J Willebrands archbishop of Utrecht

Pope Paul VI
Pope
Paul VI
  • Dec 21 1st NY Jet to gain 1,000 yards rushing (John Riggins)
  • Dec 21 Madagascar adopts constitution
  • Dec 22 US President Gerald Ford signs the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA)
  • Dec 23 Congress passes Metric Conversion Act
  • Dec 23 Peter Seitz makes Andy Messersmith & Dave McNally free agents
  • Dec 26 1st supersonic transport service (USSR-Tupolev-144)
  • Dec 27 Explosion at Chasnala Colliery collapses drowning 350 in Dhanbad, India
  • Dec 28 Earthquake in Pakistan, 4,000 die
  • Dec 29 11 killed, 75 hurt by terrorist bomb at LaGuardia Airport in NYC
  • Dec 30 Constitution of Democratic Republic of Madagascar comes into force