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1975 Historical Event(s)
- February 9, 1975 – The Soyuz 17 Soviet spacecraft returns to Earth.
- 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 4, 1975 – Governor of California Jerry Brown signs the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act into law, the first law in the U.S. giving farmworkers collective bargaining rights.
- 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 15, 1975 – Bangladesh’s founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is killed along with most members of his family during a military coup.
- September 15, 1975 – The French département of Corse (the entire island of Corsica) is divided into two: Haute-Corse and Corse-du-Sud.
- October 10, 1975 – Papua New Guinea joins the United Nations.
- October 11, 1975 – The NBC sketch comedy/variety show Saturday Night Live debuts with George Carlin as the host and Andy Kaufman, Janis Ian and Billy Preston as guests.
- October 16, 1975 – Rahima Banu, a two-year old girl from the village of Kuralia in Bangladesh, is the last known person to be infected with naturally occurring smallpox.
Who Were Born On 1975?
- February 5, 1975 – Adam Carson, American musician (AFI)
- February 22, 1975 – Drew Barrymore, American actress
- March 5, 1975 – Niki Taylor, American model
- June 9, 1975 – Andrew Symonds, Australian cricketer
- June 18, 1975 – Aleksandrs Koļinko, Latvian footballer
- July 21, 1975 – Ravindra Pushpakumara, Sri Lankan cricketer
- August 27, 1975 – Björn Gelotte, Swedish guitarplayer, In Flames
- September 1, 1975 – Cuttino Mobley, American basketball player
- October 14, 1975 – Shaznay Lewis, English singer (All Saints)
- December 18, 1975 – Masaki Sumitani, Japanese comedian