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1975 Historical Event(s)
- February 11, 1975 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
- March 6, 1975 – For the first time, ever, the Zapruder film of the assassination of John F. Kennedy is shown in motion to a national TV audience by Robert J. Groden and Dick Gregory.
- April 4, 1975 – Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen in Albuquerque, New Mexico
- April 13, 1975 – Bus massacre in Lebanon: Attack by the Phalangist resistance kill 26 militia members of the P.F.L. of Palestine, marking the start of the 15-year Lebanese Civil War.
- April 17, 1975 – The Cambodian Civil War ends. The Khmer Rouge captures the capital Phnom Penh and Cambodian government forces surrender.
- April 29, 1975 – Vietnam War: Operation Frequent Wind: The U.S. begins to evacuate U.S. citizens from Saigon prior to an expected North Vietnamese takeover. U.S. involvement in the war comes to an end.
- May 28, 1975 – Fifteen West African countries sign the Treaty of Lagos, creating the Economic Community of West African States.
- September 16, 1975 – The first prototype of the MiG-31 interceptor makes its maiden flight.
Who Were Born On 1975?
- April 21, 1975 – Brian J. White, American actor
- June 12, 1975 – Michael Muhney, American actor
- July 15, 1975 – Kara Drew (Cherry), American pro wrestler
- August 11, 1975 – Davey von Bohlen, American guitarist and vocalist (The Promise Ring, Maritime)
- September 5, 1975 – Rod Barajas, American baseball player
- September 23, 1975 – Eric Miller, Irish rugby player
- October 25, 1975 – Eirik Glambek Bøe, Norwegian musician
- November 18, 1975 – Shawn Camp, American baseball player
- December 18, 1975 – Sia Furler. Australian singer