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1975 Historical Event(s)
- February 4, 1975 – Haicheng earthquake (magnitude 7.3 on the Richter scale) occurs in Haicheng, Liaoning, China.
- 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.
- 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.
- April 29, 1975 – Vietnam War: Operation Frequent Wind: The U.S. begins to evacuate U.S. citizens from Saigon prior to an expected North Vietnamese takeover. U.S. involvement in the war comes to an end.
- July 5, 1975 – Arthur Ashe becomes the first black man to win the Wimbledon singles title.
- August 3, 1975 – A privately chartered Boeing 707 crashes into the mountainside near Agadir, Morocco, killing 188.
- September 16, 1975 – The Cape Verde Islands, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Principe join the United Nations.
- September 28, 1975 – The Spaghetti House siege, in which nine people are taken hostage, takes place in London.
- December 1, 1975 – Lambda Theta Phi - The first Latino fraternity is established in New Jersey.
Who Were Born On 1975?
- February 12, 1975 – Cliff Blezinski, Design Director for Epic Games
- March 3, 1975 – Aleksandr Abdulkhalikov, Russian professional footballer
- March 15, 1975 – Veselin Topalov, Bulgarian chess player
- June 22, 1975 – Kenshin Kawakami, Japanese baseball player
- July 9, 1975 – Isaac Brock, American singer and musician (Modest Mouse, Ugly Casanova)
- August 2, 1975 – Mineiro, Brazilian footballer
- October 16, 1975 – Brynjar Gunnarsson, Icelandic footballer
- December 5, 1975 – Ronnie O'Sullivan, English snooker player
- December 13, 1975 – Matthew LeCroy, American baseball player
- December 19, 1975 – Olivier Tebily, Ivorian footballer