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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 – Algiers Accord: Iran and Iraq announce a settlement of their border dispute.
- April 3, 1975 – Bobby Fischer refuses to play in a chess match against Anatoly Karpov, giving Karpov the title of World Champion by default.
- 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 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.
- June 5, 1975 – The United Kingdom holds its first country-wide referendum, on remaining in the European Economic Community (EEC).
- June 25, 1975 – The State of Emergency is declared in India.
- July 6, 1975 – The Comoros declare independence from France.
- August 11, 1975 – East Timor: Governor Mário Lemos Pires of Portuguese Timor abandons the capital Dili, following a coup by the Timorese Democratic Union (UDT) and the outbreak of civil war between UDT and Fretilin.
- September 16, 1975 – The first prototype of the MiG-31 interceptor makes its maiden flight.
Who Were Born On 1975?
- January 30, 1975 – Juninho Pernambucano, Brazilian footballer
- March 17, 1975 – Andrew “Test” Martin, Canadian wrestler (d. 2009)
- April 17, 1975 – Travis Roy, American hockey player
- May 19, 1975 – Jonas Renkse, Swedish musician
- June 1, 1975 – James Storm, American professional wrestler
- June 5, 1975 – Sandra Stals, Belgian athlete
- June 18, 1975 – Aleksandrs Koļinko, Latvian footballer
- September 25, 1975 – Daniel Hyde, British actor
- October 23, 1975 – Keith Van Horn, American basketball player
- December 12, 1975 – Mayim Bialik, American actress