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1975 Historical Event(s)
- January 8, 1975 – Ella T. Grasso becomes Governor of Connecticut, the first woman to serve as a Governor in the United States other than by succeeding her husband.
- February 11, 1975 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
- April 25, 1975 – As North Vietnamese forces close in on the South Vietnamese capital Saigon, the Australian Embassy is closed and evacuated, almost ten years to the day since the first Australian troop commitment to South Vietnam.
- June 7, 1975 – The inaugural Cricket World Cup begins in England.
- July 15, 1975 – Space Race: Apollo–Soyuz Test Project features the dual launch of an Apollo spacecraft and a Soyuz spacecraft on the first joint Soviet-United States human-crewed flight. It was both the last launch of an Apollo spacecraft, and the Saturn family of rockets.
- August 3, 1975 – A privately chartered Boeing 707 crashes into the mountainside near Agadir, Morocco, killing 188.
- September 18, 1975 – Patty Hearst is arrested after a year on the FBI Most Wanted List.
- September 30, 1975 – The Hughes (later McDonnell-Douglas, now Boeing) AH-64 Apache makes its first flight.
- October 16, 1975 – The Australian Coalition opposition parties using their senate majority, vote to defer the decision to grant supply of funds for the Whitlam Government’s annual budget, sparking the 1975 Australian constitutional crisis.
- November 27, 1975 – The Provisional IRA assassinates Ross McWhirter, after a press conference in which McWhirter had announced a reward for the capture of those responsible for multiple bombings and shootings across England.
Who Were Born On 1975?
- April 4, 1975 – Scott Rolen, American baseball player
- May 29, 1975 – David Burtka, American actor and chef
- July 27, 1975 – Alessandro Pistone, Italian footballer
- August 1, 1975 – Teresa Mak, Hong Kong actress
- August 7, 1975 – Hans Matheson, Scottish Actor
- September 17, 1975 – Jimmie Johnson, American race car driver
- October 4, 1975 – Daniella Deutscher, American actress
- October 24, 1975 – Juan Pablo Ángel, Colombian footballer
- November 18, 1975 – Shawn Camp, American baseball player
- December 22, 1975 – Stanislav Neckář, Czech ice hockey player