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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.
- April 4, 1975 – Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen in Albuquerque, New Mexico
- April 17, 1975 – The Cambodian Civil War ends. The Khmer Rouge captures the capital Phnom Penh and Cambodian government forces surrender.
- June 7, 1975 – Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public.
- July 6, 1975 – The Comoros declare independence from France.
- August 15, 1975 – 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.
- August 20, 1975 – Viking Program: NASA launches the Viking 1 planetary probe toward Mars.
- November 7, 1975 – In Bangladesh, a joint force of people and soldiers takes part in an uprising led by Col. Abu Taher that ousts and kills Brig. Khaled Mosharraf, freeing the then house-arrested army chief and future president Maj-Gen. Ziaur Rahman. The day is occasionally observed as the National Revolution and Solidarity Day.
- 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Resolution 3379: United Nations General Assembly approves a resolution equating Zionism with racism (the resolution is repealed in December 1991 by Resolution 4686).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?
- May 11, 1975 – Francisco Cordero, Dominican baseball player
- May 18, 1975 – John Higgins, Scottish snooker player
- May 26, 1975 – Nicki Aycox, American actress
- June 4, 1975 – Henry Burris, American football player
- June 26, 1975 – Jonah Sorrentino, American hip hop artist
- July 2, 1975 – Erik Ohlsson, Swedish guitarist (Millencolin)
- September 4, 1975 – Dave Salmoni, Canadian zoologist, animal trainer
- October 1, 1975 – Chulpan Khamatova, Russian actress
- October 10, 1975 – Plácido Polanco, Dominican baseball player
- November 16, 1975 – Julio Lugo, Dominican baseball player