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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.
- March 6, 1975 – Algiers Accord: Iran and Iraq announce a settlement of their border dispute.
- March 22, 1975 – A fire at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant in Decatur, Alabama causes a dangerous reduction in cooling water levels.
- April 8, 1975 – President Richard Nixon signs into law federal legislation authorizing the establishment of Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota.
- May 16, 1975 – Junko Tabei becomes the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
- July 5, 1975 – Arthur Ashe becomes the first black man to win the Wimbledon singles title.
- July 6, 1975 – The Comoros declare independence from France.
- 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.
- October 16, 1975 – The Balibo Five, a group of Australian television journalists based in the town of Balibo in the then Portuguese Timor (now East Timor), are killed by Indonesian troops.
- December 4, 1975 – Suriname joins the United Nations.
Who Were Born On 1975?
- May 8, 1975 – Gastón Mazzacane, Argentine racing driver
- May 25, 1975 – Blaise Nkufo, Swiss footballer
- June 10, 1975 – Rebecca Cardon, American reality TV personality (The Amazing Race)
- July 8, 1975 – Elias Viljanen, Finnish guitarist (Sonata Arctica)
- July 11, 1975 – Samer el Nahhal, Finnish musician (Lordi)
- September 23, 1975 – Layzie Bone, American rapper (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)
- October 16, 1975 – Brynjar Gunnarsson, Icelandic footballer
- November 12, 1975 – Jason Lezak, American swimmer
- November 18, 1975 – Jason Williams, American basketball player
- November 26, 1975 – Patrice Lauzon, French Canadian figure skater