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1975 Historical Event(s)
- January 5, 1975 – The Tasman Bridge in Tasmania, Australia, is struck by the bulk ore carrier Lake Illawarra, killing twelve people.
- February 4, 1975 – Haicheng earthquake (magnitude 7.3 on the Richter scale) occurs in Haicheng, Liaoning, China.
- February 11, 1975 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
- February 28, 1975 – A major tube train crash at Moorgate station, London kills 43 people.
- April 4, 1975 – Vietnam War: Operation Baby Lift – A United States Air Force C-5A Galaxy crashes near Saigon, South Vietnam shortly after takeoff, transporting orphans – 172 die.
- April 17, 1975 – The Cambodian Civil War ends. The Khmer Rouge captures the capital Phnom Penh and Cambodian government forces surrender.
- July 12, 1975 – São Tomé and Príncipe declare independence from Portugal.
- July 30, 1975 – Jimmy Hoffa disappears from the parking lot of the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, at about 2:30 p.m. He is never seen or heard from again, and will be declared legally dead on this date in 1982.
- November 11, 1975 – Australian constitutional crisis of 1975: Australian Governor-General Sir John Kerr dismisses the government of Gough Whitlam, appoints Malcolm Fraser as caretaker Prime Minister and announces a general election to be held in early December.
- November 25, 1975 – Suriname gains independence from the Netherlands.
Who Were Born On 1975?
- February 9, 1975 – Kurt Asle Arvesen, Norwegian cyclist
- April 30, 1975 – Mike Chat, American actor
- May 30, 1975 – Evan Eschmeyer, American basketball player
- June 14, 1975 – Chris Onstad, American cartoonist
- June 18, 1975 – Jamel Debbouze, French actor and producer
- September 8, 1975 – Richard Hughes, English musician (Keane)
- October 31, 1975 – Keith Jardine, MMA fighter
- November 17, 1975 – Jerome James, American basketball player
- November 20, 1975 – Davey Havok, American singer (AFI)
- November 21, 1975 – Cherie Johnson, American actress