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1975 Historical Event(s)
- January 14, 1975 – Teenage heiress Lesley Whittle is kidnapped by Donald Neilson, aka “the Black Panther”.
- February 11, 1975 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
- April 4, 1975 – Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen in Albuquerque, New Mexico
- April 21, 1975 – Vietnam War: President of South Vietnam Nguyen Van Thieu flees Saigon, as Xuan Loc, the last South Vietnamese outpost blocking a direct North Vietnamese assault on Saigon, falls.
- April 30, 1975 – Fall of Saigon (or Liberation of Saigon from the Communist perspective): Communist forces gain control of Saigon. The Vietnam War formally ends with the unconditional surrender of South Vietnamese president Duong Van Minh.
- September 28, 1975 – The Spaghetti House siege, in which nine people are taken hostage, takes place in London.
- September 29, 1975 – WGPR in Detroit, Michigan, becomes the world’s first black-owned-and-operated television station.
- November 10, 1975 – United Nations Resolution 3379: United Nations General Assembly approves a resolution equating Zionism with racism (the resolution is repealed in December 1991 by Resolution 4686).
- November 22, 1975 – Juan Carlos is declared King of Spain following the death of Francisco Franco.
Who Were Born On 1975?
- January 28, 1975 – Lee Latchford-Evans, English singer
- March 21, 1975 – Yacoub Al-Mohana, Kuwaiti film director
- March 22, 1975 – Jason Fletcher, American sports agent
- May 27, 1975 – Jamie Oliver, English chef and television personality
- August 17, 1975 – Giuliana DePandi, Italian-born American television personality
- September 22, 1975 – Ethan Moreau, Canadian ice hockey player
- October 1, 1975 – Kim Suna, Korean actress
- October 24, 1975 – Juan Pablo Ángel, Colombian footballer
- November 18, 1975 – Dirk Müller, German race car driver
- November 28, 1975 – Takashi Shimoda, Japanese footballer