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1975 Historical Event(s)
- January 8, 1975 – Ella T. Grasso becomes Governor of Connecticut, the first woman to serve as a Governor in the United States other than by succeeding her husband.
- February 11, 1975 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
- February 21, 1975 – Watergate scandal: Former United States Attorney General John N. Mitchell and former White House aides H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman are sentenced to prison.
- 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.
- May 28, 1975 – Fifteen West African countries sign the Treaty of Lagos, creating the Economic Community of West African States.
- July 5, 1975 – Cape Verde gains its independence from Portugal.
- July 17, 1975 – Apollo-Soyuz Test Project: An American Apollo and a Soviet Soyuz spacecraft dock with each other in orbit marking the first such link-up between spacecraft from the two nations.
- November 14, 1975 – Spain abandons Western Sahara.
- November 22, 1975 – Juan Carlos is declared King of Spain following the death of Francisco Franco.
- December 29, 1975 – A bomb explodes at LaGuardia Airport in New York, New York, killing 11 people and injuring 74.
Who Were Born On 1975?
- January 30, 1975 – Juninho Pernambucano, Brazilian footballer
- February 6, 1975 – Chad Allen, American retired baseball player
- February 24, 1975 – Maurizio Giuliano, writer and traveller
- March 9, 1975 – Didiayer Snyder, Australian television personality
- May 21, 1975 – Lee Gaze, Welsh guitarist (Lostprophets)
- May 25, 1975 – Blaise Nkufo, Swiss footballer
- July 5, 1975 – Ai Sugiyama, Japanese tennis player
- August 28, 1975 – Vera Jordanova, Finnish actress and model
- August 29, 1975 – Dante Basco, Filipino/American actor
- October 7, 1975 – Jamie Hector, American actor