1975 in History



January 1 Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Mitchell and Mardian convicted of Watergate crime
January 1 International Women's Year begins
January 1 Sweden adopts constitution
January 2 U.S. Department of Interior designates grizzly bear a threatened species
January 4 Ford Executive Order on CIA Activities within the U.S. (No 11828)
January 4 "Good News" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 16 performances
January 4 "Gypsy" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 120 performances
January 4 Ice thickness measured at 4776 m, Wilkes Land, Antarctica
January 4 Montreal Canadiens shutout Washington Capitals 10-0
January 4 "Over Here" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 341 performances
January 5 14 die when British freighter "Lake Illawarra" rams pylon bridge between Derwent and Hobart, Tasmania and ship sinks
January 5 Charlie Smalls' "Wiz," premieres in New York City
January 5 Salyut 4 with crew of 2 is launched for 30 days
January 5 "Wiz" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 1672 performances
January 6 "AM America," premieres on ABC-TV with Bill Beutel as host
January 6 "Wheel Of Fortune," debuts on NBC-TV
January 7 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to AR Ammons (Sphere)
January 7 Gary Geld and Peter Udell's musical "Shenandoah," premieres in New York City
January 7 Led Zeppelin fans riot before Boston concert, causing $30,000 damage
January 7 "Shenandoah" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 1050 performances
January 8 Judge Sirica orders release of Watergate's John W Dean III, Herbert W Kalmbach and Jeb Stuart Magruder from prison
January 9 600 employees of Royal Canadian Mint go on strike
January 9 Australia beat England by 171 runs in 4th Test to regain Ashes
January 11 Soyuz 17 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 4
January 12 Chrysler Corp offers 1st car rebates
January 12 Superbowl IX: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Minnesota Vikings, 16-6 in New Orleans Superbowl MVP: Franco Harris, Pittsburgh, RB
January 14 Anita Wold (Norway) sets women's ski jump distance record-98 m
January 14 U.S.S.R. breaks trade agreement with US
January 15 Portugal signs accord for Angola's independence
January 15 Space Mountain opens at Disneyland
January 18 "Jeffersons" spinoff from "All in the Family" premieres on CBS
January 19 4 mail truck assault on El Al B-747 in Paris, escape to Iraq
January 19 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Colgate Golf Triple Crown
January 20 5th NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 17-10
January 20 Terrence McNally's "Ritz," premieres in New York City
January 21 28th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 7-1 at Montreal
January 22 Landsat 2, an Earth Resources Technology Satellite, launched
January 23 "Barney Miller" premieres on ABC TV
January 23 Ralph Kiner elected to baseball's Hall of Fame
January 24 Fastest Earth-bound object, 7200 kph, in vacuum centrifuge, England
January 24 "Hot l Baltimore" situation comedy premieres on ABC TV
January 25 10th hat trick in Islander history-Denis Potvin's 1st
January 25 Parliament disposes of premier sheik Mujib ur-Rahman
January 26 Edward Albee's "Seascape," premieres in New York City
January 28 8th ABA All-Star Game: East 151 beats West 124 at San Antonio
January 29 1st Annual Comedy Awards of the Year hosted by Alan King
January 29 "Men on the Moon" opens at Little Theater New York City for 5 performances
January 29 W I win Fifth Test against India to take exciting series 3-2
January 31 Barry Manilow's "Mandy" goes gold
January 31 John Lennon releases "#9 Dream"
January 31 UCLA wins NCAA basketball championship
February 1 1st successful Washington Capitals penalty shot, Ken Lockett vs Vancouver Canucks
February 1 "Hoppy, Gene and Me" by Roy Rogers peaks at #65
February 1 Lorne Henning scores on 3rd Islander penalty shot
February 1 "Men on the Moon" closes at Little Theater New York City after 5 performances
February 1 Otis Francis Tabler is 1st open homosexual to get security clearance to work for the Defense Department
February 2 Army offensive against rebels in Eritrea Ethiopia
February 2 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
February 2 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill
February 2 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr
February 3 Billy Herman, Earl Averill, and Bucky Harris elected to Hall of Fame
February 6 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
February 7 NBA New Orleans Jazz end a 28 game road losing streak
February 8 1800 Unification church couples' wed in Korea
February 8 Caps only got one shot in a period against Islanders
February 9 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Naples Lely Golf Classic
February 9 Soyuz 17 returns to Earth
February 10 William "Judy" Johnson selected to baseball Hall of Fame
February 11 Margaret Thatcher defeats Edward Heath for Conservative leadership
February 13 Cyprus premier Denktash procliams Turkish-Cypriot Federation
February 14 Bomb explodes at annex of Amsterdam metro station
February 16 Washington Capitals 1st NHL shutout, beating Kansas City Scouts 3-0
February 18 2nd American Music Awards
February 18 Italy broadens abortion law
February 20 Leonard Baichan scores 105* on Test Cricket debut, vs. Pakistan Lahore
February 20 Margaret Thatcher elected leader of British Conservative Party
February 20 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
February 21 John Lennon releases "Rock 'n' Roll" album
February 21 John Mitchell, H. R. Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman sentenced to 2-8 yrs
February 23 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
February 25 Ewen Chatfield flattened by Peter Lever and seriously injured
February 26 1st televised kidney transplant on the Today Show
February 26 "Night... Made America Famous" opens at Barrymore New York City for 75 performances
February 27 CDU-politician Peter Lorentz kidnapped in West Berlin
February 27 House of Representatives pass $21.3 billion anti-recession tax-cut bill
February 28 41 killed in London Underground, as train speeds past final stop
February 28 EG signs accord of Lome with 46 developing countries
February 28 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
March 1 17th Grammy Awards: I Honestly Love You, Marvin Hamlisch win
March 1 Eagles' "Best of My Love" reaches #1
March 3 "Goodtime Charley" opens at Palace Theater New York City for 104 performances
March 3 Linda McCartney is charged in U.S. with possession of marijuana
March 7 Senate revises filibuster rule, allows 60 senators to limit debate
March 7 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
March 8 Royal Canadian Mint announces branch opening in Winnipeg Manitoba
March 9 "Lieutenant" opens at Lyceum Theater New York City for 9 performances
March 10 Dog spectacles patented in England
March 10 "Rocky Horror Show" opens at Belasco Theater New York City for 45 performances
March 11 Portugal military coup under general Spinola fails
March 11 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
March 12 Vietcong conquer Ban me Thuot South Vietnam
March 13 Bernard Slade's "Same Time, Next Year," premieres in New York City
March 15 Jevgeni Kulikov skates world record 500m (37.99 sec)
March 16 "Lieutenant" closes at Lyceum Theater New York City after 9 performances
March 16 U.S. Mariner 10 makes 3rd and final fly-by of Mercury
March 17 Valeri Muratov skates world record 1000m (1:16.92)
March 18 Kurds end fight against Iraqi army
March 19 "Dr. Jazz" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 5 performances
March 19 Penn is 1st state to allow girls to compete with boys in HS sports
March 21 Ethiopia ends monarchy after 3000 years
March 22 Delta State beats Immaculata for the women's AIAW championship
March 22 "Dinge-competed" wins Eurovisie Song festival
March 22 "Dr. Jazz" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 5 performances
March 22 "Letter for Queen Victoria" opens at ANTA Theater New York City for 18 performances
March 22 Teach-In wins Eurovision Song Festival with "Dinge-Dong"
March 22 Walt Disney World Shopping Village opens
March 23 Sue Roberts wins LPGA Bing Crosby International Golf Classic
March 24 Muhammad Ali TKOs Chuck Wepner in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
March 25 Faisal ibn Abd al-Aziz, king of Saudi-Arab (1964-75), shot by nephew
March 26 "Tommy" premieres in London
March 26 Washington Capitals play record NHL 37th road game without a win and NHL record of 17 straight loses
March 28 Washington Caps win 1st game on road after 37 straight road loses also
March 29 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Karsten-Ping Golf Open
March 29 Only 2nd time Islanders beat Rangers
March 30 Ron Lalonde scores the 1st hat trick by a Washington Capital
March 31 37th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Kentucky 92-55
March 31 John Wooden's final game, UCLA, wins 10th NCAA championship in 12 yrs
April 1 Cambodia President Lon Nol flees for Red Khmer
April 3 Bobby Fischer stripped of world chess title for refusing to defend it
April 3 James Rupers kills his family to inherit
April 4 Steve Miller is arrested for burning his girlfriend's clothes
April 4 USAF transport carrying orphans from Saigon crashes killing 155
April 5 "Letter for Queen Victoria" closes at ANTA Theater New York City after 18 performances
April 5 Soyuz 18A launch aborted short of orbit; cosmonauts return safely
April 6 Fastest hat trick by a Washington Capitals 3 minutes 26 seconds (Stan Gilbertson)
April 6 "Night... Made America Famous" closes at Barrymore New York City after 75 performances
April 6 "Rocky Horror Show" closes at Belasco Theater New York City after 45 performances
April 8 47th Academy Awards - "Godfather II," Ellen Burstyn and Art Carney win
April 8 Frank Robinson debuts as 1st black baseball manager (Cleveland, beats New York 5-3)
April 10 Rangers score 8 goals against Islanders in playoffs
April 11 Hank Aaron returns as a Milwaukee Brewer player
April 11 JP Parise 11 sec OT goal-Isles 1st playoff advance eliminates Rangers
April 12 Linda Ronstadt releases "When Will I Be Loved"
April 13 39th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 276
April 13 Chad military coup by General Odingar
April 13 Christian Falange kills 27 Palestinians, begins Lebanese civil war
April 13 Penguins 5-Isles 4-Quarterfinals-Penguins hold 1-0 lead
April 15 1st appearance of San Diego Chicken
April 15 Gabon amends constitution
April 15 Penguins 3-Isles 1-Quarterfinals-Penguins hold 2-0 lead
April 16 Cambodian Red Khmer occupy Phnom Penh
April 17 Khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Kampuchea National Day)
April 17 Penguins 6-Isles 4-Quarterfinals-Penguins hold 3-0 lead
April 18 John Lennon releases "Stand by Me"
April 19 India launches 1st satellite with help of U.S.S.R.
April 20 29th Tony Awards: Equus and Wiz win
April 20 4th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Sandra Palmer
April 20 Penguins 1-Isles 3-Quarterfinals-Penguins hold 3-1 lead
April 21 4th Boston Women's Marathon won by Liane Winter of W Germ in 2:42:24
April 21 79th Boston Marathon won by Bill Rodgers of Mass in 2:09:55
April 21 Last South Vietnam president Nguyen Van Thieu resigns after 10 years
April 21 Liane Winter wins world record female Boston marathon (2:42:24)
April 22 Penguins 2-Isles 4-Quarterfinals-Penguins hold 3-2 lead
April 23 Harold Pinter's "No Man's Land," premieres in London
April 24 Penguins 1-Isles 4-Quarterfinals-series tied at 3-3
April 24 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
April 25 1st Boeing Jetfoil revenue service, Hong Kong to Macao
April 25 Mario Soares' Socialist Party wins Portugal's free election
April 25 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
April 25 West German embassy blown-up in Stockholm, Sweden
April 26 Mario Soares' Socialist Party wins 1st free election in Portugal
April 26 Penguins 0-Isles 1-Quarterfinals-Isles win series 4-3
April 26 Phillies Mike Schmidt's 2 home runs ties NL record of 11 home runs in April
April 27 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Charity Golf Classic
April 27 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
April 28 John Lennon appears on "Tonight" and Ringo on "Smother Brothers"
April 28 South-Vietnam General Duong Van Minh sworn in as president till April 30
April 29 Ethiopia nationalizes all ground/earth
April 29 Flyers 4-Isles 0-Semifinals-Flyers hold 1-0 lead
April 30 Last U.S. helicopter leaves U.S. embassy grounds, Saigon surrenders
May 1 Islander Parise and Potvin score within 14 seconds in playoffs Flyers 5-Isles 4-semifinals-Flyers hold 2-0 lead
May 2 Apple records closes down
May 3 101st Kentucky Derby: Jacinto Vasquez on Foolish Pleasure wins 2:02
May 3 Christa Vahlensieck runs female world record marathon (2:40:15.8)
May 4 Ed Bullins' "Taking of Miss Jane," premieres in New York City
May 4 Flyers 1-Isles 0-Semis-Flyers hold 3-0 lead-Isles held to 14 shots
May 4 Houston's Bob Watson scores baseball's one-millionth run of all time
May 4 Maria Astrologes wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
May 5 A's release pinch runner Herb Washington (played 104 games without batting, pitching, or fielding He stole 30 bases, and scored 33 runs)
May 5 Pulitzer prize awarded to Michael Shaara (Killer Angels)
May 6 3 people die in tornado that strikes Omaha, Nebraska
May 7 Flyers 3-Isles 4 (OT)-Semifinals-Flyers hold 3-1 lead
May 7 President Ford declares an end to "Vietnam Era"
May 7 Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 53 launched to study X-rays
May 9 Brian Oldfield shot puts 22.86 m (world record)
May 9 Flyers 1-Isles 5-Semifinals-Flyers hold 3-2 lead
May 10 Brian Oldfield of U.S. put shot 75', an unofficial record
May 11 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic
May 11 Flyers 1-Isles 2-Semifinals-Series tied at 3 games
May 11 Israel signs an agreement with European Economic Market
May 12 U.S. merchant ship Mayaguez seized by Cambodian forces
May 13 Flyers 4-Isles 1-Semifinals-Flyers win semifinals 4-3
May 13 Hail stones as large as tennis balls hit Wernerville, Tennessee
May 13 "Rodgers and Hart" opens at Helen Hayes Theater New York City for 108 performances
May 14 Dynamo Kiev wins 15th Europe Cup II
May 14 French press reports massive deportation from Cambodia
May 14 U.S. forces raid Cambodian island of Koh Tang to free Mayaguez ship
May 14 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
May 15 11th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yankees beat Mets 9-4
May 15 Emmy 2nd Daytime Award and Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
May 16 India annexes Principality of Sikkim
May 16 Japanese Junko Tabei became 1st woman to reach Mount Everest's summit
May 16 Muhammad Ali TKOs Ron Lyle in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
May 16 Wings release "Listen to What the Man Said" in UK
May 17 101st Preakness: Darrel McHargue aboard Master Derby wins in 1:56.4
May 17 10cc releases "I'm Not in Love"
May 17 "Funky Gibbon" by The Goodies hits #79
May 17 Mick Jagger punches a restaurant window, gets 20 stitches
May 17 NBC paid $5M for rights to show 'Gone with the Wind' one time
May 19 27th Emmy Awards: Mary Tyler Moore Show, Robert Blake and Jean Marsh
May 19 Farm truck packed with wedding party struck by a train, killing 66 in truck, 40 miles south of Poona, India
May 19 Junko Tabei is 1st woman to climb to the top of Mount Everest
May 21 Borussia Monchengladbach wins 4th UEFA Cup at Enschede
May 21 Lowell W. Perry confirmed as chairman of Equal Opportunity Comm
May 21 Trial against Baader-Meinhof-group begins in Stuttgart
May 22 8th ABA Championship: Kentucky Colonels beat Ind Pacers, 4 games to 1
May 24 Dutch Government of De Uyl decides to obtain an F-16
May 25 29th NBA Championship: Golden Warriors sweep Washington Bullets in 4 games
May 25 Cleveland's Dennis Eckersley, debuts shuting out the A's 6-0
May 25 Joanne Carner wins LPGA American DefenderGolf Classic
May 26 Tennis game in Surrey championships lasts 31 minutes
May 27 Paul McCartney releases "Venus and Mars"
May 27 Stanley Cup: Philadelphia Flyers beat Buffalo Sabres, 4 games to 2
May 27 Worst motor vehicle disaster in U.K.; bus full of elderly women plunges Dibble's Bridge Yorkshire, killing 38
May 28 Bayern Munchen wins 20th Europe Cup 1 in Paris
May 28 Soyuz 18 launches
May 30 European Space Agency, ESA, forms
May 30 Wings release "Venus and Mars" album
May 31 Fred Newman makes 12,874 baskets in a one-day exhibition
May 31 "Goodtime Charley" closes at Palace Theater New York City after 104 performances
June 1 21st LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth
June 1 California Angel Nolan Ryan 4th no-hitter beats Baltimore Orioles, 1-0
June 1 Cars in Netherlands must have seatbelts
June 1 "Chicago" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 947 performances
June 1 Ron Woods replaces Mick Taylor as Rolling Stone guitarist
June 2 James A. Healy, 1st black Roman Catholic bishop, consecrated (Maine)
June 2 Vice President Rockefeller finds no pattern of illegal activities at CIA
June 4 Oldest animal fossils in U.S. discovered in North Carolina
June 5 48th National Spelling Bee: Hugh Tosteson wins spelling incisor
June 5 British population agrees to European Common Market membership
June 5 Egypt president Sadat reopens Suez Canal, closed since 1967
June 6 British voters decide to remain in Common Market
June 6 Nolan Ryan's bid for 2nd no-hitter broken in 6th inning
June 6 Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam established
June 7 Dennis Lillee takes 1st one-day 5WI, 5-34 vs. Pakistan World Cup
June 7 Spain's Manuel Orantes wins U.S. Open, beating Jimmy Connors in 3 sets
June 7 Sri Lanka's 1st one-day international, vs. WI Cricket World Cup
June 7 "Thank God I'm a Country Boy," by John Denver hits #1
June 8 2 passenger trains collided near Munich Germany killing 35
June 8 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Girl Talk Golf Classic
June 8 U.S.S.R. launches Venera 9 for Venus landing
June 9 107th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Avatar wins in 2:28.2
June 9 Fire in prison hospital kills 10 prisoners and 1 guard (Sanford Fla)
June 9 House of Commons is broadcast live by radio for 1st time
June 9 Tony Orlando and Dawn receives gold record for "He Don't Love You"
June 10 Rockefeller panel reports on 300,000 illegal CIA files on Americans
June 10 Yankees sponsor Army Day at temporary home, Shea Stadium during 21-gun salute, part of fence is blown away, and another part is set afire
June 11 1st oil pumped from North Sea oilfield
June 11 Greece adopts constitution
June 11 One-day international cricket debut, Javed Miandad age 17 years 364 days
June 12 Billy Williams's 400th career home run
June 12 Hank Aaron's 1st home run in Milwaukee since 1965
June 14 45th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats M Navratilova (26 62 61)
June 14 Janis Ian releases "At 17"
June 14 U.S.S.R. launches Venera 10 for Venus landing
June 15 45th French Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Guillermo Vilas (62 63 64)
June 15 Carol Mann wins Lawson's LPGA Golf Classic
June 16 Bucks trade Kareem Abdul-Jabber and Walt Wesley to LA for 4 players
June 16 Italy's Communist party PCI, wins
June 16 Randy Farland finds a 14-leaf clover near Sioux Falls, SD
June 16 Supreme Court rules uniform minimum legal fees are a violation
June 17 Voters in Northern Mariana Is approve commonwealth status with U.S.
June 18 Fred Lynn gets 10 RBIs in a Red Sox 15-1 victory over Tigers
June 18 Gary Gilmour takes 6-14 in Cricket World Cup semi vs. England
June 18 NBC News and Information Service, a 24 hour news service, premieres on radio
June 21 Elton John, Eagles and Beach Boys play Wembley
June 21 "Jaws" by Steven Spielberg opens
June 21 Ritchie Blackmore quits Deep Purple, forms Rainbow
June 21 Soyuz 19 returns to Earth
June 21 West Indies beat Australia by 17 runs to win Cricket World Cup
June 22 Betsy Cullen wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic
June 23 75th U.S. Golf Open: Lou Graham shoots a 287 at Medinah CC ILL
June 23 Rocker Alice Cooper falls off stage in Vancouver, breaks 6 ribs
June 24 Eastern 727 crashes at JFK Airport New York, kills 113
June 24 Moon tremor perceived, hit by Taurid meteors
June 25 Mozambique gains independence from Portugal (National Day)
June 26 Cher divorces Sonny Bono
June 26 Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declares a state of emergency
June 28 David Bowie releases 'Fame'
June 28 Golfer Lee Trevino is struck by lightning at Western Open (Ill)
June 29 3rd du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): JoAnne Carner
June 29 8.10" (20.57 cm) of rainfall, Litchville No Dakota (state 24-hour rec)
June 30 Cher, just 4 days after divorcing Sonny Bono marries Gregg Allman
June 30 Heavyweight Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Bugner in Malaysia
June 30 University of California reports galaxy 3C123 at 8 billion light years distance
July 1 Muhammad Ali beats Joe Bugner in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
July 1 Ringo Starr and Maureen, divorce
July 1 WEDway People Mover inaugurated
July 4 82nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Goolagong (60 61)
July 5 89th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Arthur Ashe beats J Connors
July 5 Cape Verde Is gain independence after 500 years of Portuguese rule
July 6 Argentine government falls
July 6 Comoros declare independence from France
July 6 Dmitri Shostakovich completes Sonate for alto opus 147
July 6 Susie McAllister wins LPGA Wheeling Ladies Golf Classic
July 7 TV soap opera "Ryan's Hope" premieres
July 8 Israeli premier Yitzhak Rabin visits West-Germany
July 8 President Ford announced he'll seek Republican nomination for president
July 8 Quake damages over 2,000 temples in Pagan Burma, 20-foot-high seated Buddha of Thandawgya decapitated
July 10 Cher files for divorce from Gregg Allman, 10 days after they married
July 10 Gladys Knight and Pips Summer Series premieres on NBC-TV
July 10 Test Cricket debut of Graham Gooch, vs. Australia, out for a pair
July 11 Chinese archeologists discover a 3-acre burial site with 6,000 clay statues of warriors dating as early as 221 BC
July 12 104th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 279 at Carnoustie
July 12 Bob Taylor catches 7 in an innings, Derbyshire vs. Yorkshire
July 12 Sao Tome e Principe gains independence from Portugal (National Day)
July 13 8.5" (21.6 cm) of rainfall, Dover, Delaware (state record)
July 13 Carol Mann wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
July 14 Disney EPCOT Center, Florida, plans announced
July 15 46th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-3 at County Stadium, Milwaukee
July 15 All star MVP: Bill Madlock (Pittsburgh Pirates) and John Matlock (New York Mets)
July 15 Apollo 18 launched (will rendezvous with Soyuz)
July 15 Soyuz 19 and Apollo 18 launched; rendezvous 2 days later
July 16 Commissioner Bowie Kuhn is reelected for a 7-year term
July 17 Apollo 18 and Soyuz 19 make 1st US/U.S.S.R. linkup in space
July 17 Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox divorce
July 18 Jury can't decide on trial of Dave Forbes of Boston Bruins (1st athlete indicted for excessive violence during play)
July 19 Apollo and Soyuz linked in orbit for 2 days, separate
July 19 New York Yankees catcher Thurman Munson's 1st-inning single and RBI are
July 20 30th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Sandra Palmer
July 21 Billy Martin fired as Texas Rangers manager
July 21 New York Met Felix Milan hits 4 singles; erased by Joe Torres 4 double plays
July 22 House of Representatives votes to restore citizenship to General Robert E. Lee
July 23 Alan Ayckbourn's "Absent Friends," premieres in London
July 23 Los Angeles Dodgers W Crawford and Lee Lacy are 5th to hit consecutive pinch home runs
July 24 Apollo 18 returns to Earth
July 25 "A Chorus Line," longest-running Broadway show (6,137), premieres
July 26 Soyuz 18B returns to Earth
July 27 Carol Mann wins LPGA George Washington Ladies Golf Classic
July 29 Ford became 1st U.S. President to visit Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz
July 29 Military coup by General Mohammed/President Jakubu Gowon fired
July 30 Simon Gray's "Otherwise Engaged," premieres in London
July 30 Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa disappears in suburban Detroit
August 1 38 government leaders signs Helsinki accord
August 1 41st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Pittsburgh 21, All-Stars 14 (54,103)
August 1 Billy Martin replaces Bill Virdon as manager of New York Yankees
August 1 Helsinki Pact guaranteeing boundaries, rights signed by 35 nations
August 2 104 degrees F (40 degrees C) at Providence, Rhode Island (state record)
August 2 107 degrees F (42 degrees C) at Chester/New Bedford, Massachusetts (state record)
August 3 500 drown when 2 river boats collide and sink in China's West River
August 3 Louisiana Superdome is dedicated
August 3 Poland and West germany reach accord about returning ethnic Germans
August 3 Susie Berning wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
August 4 Robert Plant is involved in a car crash in Rhodes
August 5 Phillies 1st 8 batters get hits for a record, beat Cubs 13-5
August 5 Stevie Wonder signs $13M contract with Motown
August 9 1st NFL game in Louisiana Superdome, Houston beats Saints 13-7
August 9 Dodger Davey Lopes steals record 32nd consec base without being caught
August 9 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Colgate European Ladies Golf Open
August 10 57th PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 276 at Firestone Akron
August 10 David Frost purchases exclusive rights to interview Nixon
August 11 Expos' Jose Mangual struck out 5 times in a game
August 11 U.S. vetoes proposed admission of North and South Vietnam to U.N.
August 13 Viv Richards out for 291 vs. England at Cricket Oval
August 14 Dmitri Shotakovitch, buried at the Novodevitshi-convent
August 14 Norwegian King Olav V opens Longyearbyen Airport on Spitsbergen
August 14 Pakistani military coup against president Mujib ur-Rahman
August 15 Bangladesh military coup under Khondakar Moustaque Ahmed
August 15 Joanne Little acquitted of murder charges
August 16 Peter Gabriel quits Genesis
August 16 "Rodgers and Hart" closes at Helen Hayes Theater New York City after 108 performances
August 17 Jo Ann Washam wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
August 19 Astros hire Bill Virdon to replace Preston Gomez as manager
August 20 Il-62 crashes south of Damascus, Syria, killing 126
August 20 Viking 1 launched to orbit around Mars, soft landing
August 21 3 truck pile up kills 10, injures 26 on French highway
August 21 Rick and Paul Reuschel become 1st brothers to pitch a combined shut out
August 21 U.S. lightens trade embargo against Cuba
August 22 Assassination attempt on president Gerald Ford
August 22 McNichols Sports Arena in Denver opens
August 23 Classical Way wins Championship Cup at Roosevelt Raceway
August 23 Communists take over Laos
August 23 Ethiopian junta under Mengistu Haile
August 23 Free guitarist Paul Kossoff revived from dead after heart attack
August 23 Philip Kapleau conducts 1st jukai ceremony in Poland
August 23 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
August 24 Davey Lopes steals his 38th consecutive base, then thrown out stealing
August 24 Judy Rankin wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
August 24 Papadopoulos/Pattakos/Makarezos sentenced to death in Athens
August 24 San Francisco Giant Ed Halick no-hits New York Giants, 6-0
August 24 Tampa Bay Rowdies beat Portland 2-0 for NASL cup
August 27 1st night match at U.S. Tennis Open (Parun defeats Smith)
August 27 Veronica and Colin Scargill (England) complete tandem bicycle ride, a record 18,020 miles around the world
August 29 Star in Cygnus goes nova becoming 4th brightest in sky
August 30 KTW-AM in Seattle Washington changes call letters to KYAC (now KKFX)
August 31 Former Teamsters' president James Hoffa reported missing
September 1 All political parties forbidden in Bangladesh
September 1 Gunsmoke resigns the air
September 1 Jerry Lewis' 10th Muscular Dystrophy telethon
September 1 KOL-AM in Seattle Washington changes call letters to KMPS
September 1 New York City transit fare rises from 35 cents to 50 cents
September 1 New York Met Tom Seaver is 1st to strike out 200 in 8 consecutive seasons
September 3 Chartered 707 crashes in Atlas Mts of Morocco, 188 die
September 3 Steve Garvey begins his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak
September 5 Czechoslovakian tennis ace Martina Navratilova asks for political asylum in New York City
September 5 Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme attempts to assassinate Ford in Sacramento
September 5 Portugal premier Goncalvez resigns
September 5 Wings release "Letting Go"
September 6 6.8 quake along Anatolian Fault kills over 2,000 in Lice Turkey
September 6 89th U.S. Womens Tennis: Chris E L Mills beats E G Cawley (57 64 62)
September 6 Heavy earthquake at Lice Turkey; 3,000 killed
September 6 Tawny Elaine Godin (NY), 18, crowned 48th Miss America 1976
September 6 Tennis Star Martina Navratilova requests U.S. political asylum
September 6 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
September 7 95th U.S. Mens Tennis: Manuel Orantes beats Jimmy Connors (64 63 63)
September 7 Carol Mann wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
September 7 Cincinnati Reds, win earliest NL division title
September 7 Last day of 1st-class cricket for Hanif Mohammad
September 7 Manuel Orantes upsets #1 seed Jimmy Connors to win U.S. Open
September 8 Boston begins court ordered busing of public schools
September 8 Guinee-Bissau declares independence from Portugal
September 9 Viking 2 Mars probe launch
September 13 Hurricane Eloise, kills 71 in Caribbean and U.S.
September 14 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Southgate Golf Open
September 14 Pope Paul VI declares Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton 1st U.S. saint
September 14 Rembrandts "Nightwatch" slashed and damaged in Amsterdam
September 14 Robin Yount breaks Mel Ott's record, playing in 242 games as a teen
September 15 Mike Vail extends hitting streak ton rookie-record 23 straight game
September 16 Papua New Guinea gains independence from Australia (National Day)
September 16 Pirates beat Cubs 22-0, Rennie Stennett is 3rd to go 7 for 7
September 16 Rennie Stennett is 2nd to hit 7-for-7 in a 9-inning game
September 17 Rollout of 1st space shuttle orbiter Enterprise (OV-101)
September 18 Heiress/bank robber Patricia Campbell Hearst captured by FBI in SF
September 19 Indonesia sends troops to Portuguese East Timor
September 20 21st Ryder Cup: U.S., 21-11 at Laurel Valley Golf Club Pennsylvania
September 20 David Bowie's 'Fame' single goes #1 for 2 weeks
September 20 Gary Sentman draws a record 176 lb longbow to a maximum 28" draw
September 21 Jo Ann Washam wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic
September 22 Sara Jane Moore tries to assassinate President Ford in San Francisco California
September 22 World Football League folds
September 26 Phillies and New York Mets play a doubleheader that ends at 3:15 AM
September 27 Government De Uyl recalls Dutch ambassador from Spain
September 28 5th New York City Women's Marathon won by Kim Merritt in 2:46:14
September 28 6th New York City Marathon won by Tom Fleming in 2:19:27
September 28 Bill authorizes admission of women to military academies
September 28 Oakland A's Vida Blue, Glenn Abbott, Paul Linblad and Rollie Fingers, no-hits California Angels 5-0
September 29 "Three For Money," debuts on NBC-TV
September 29 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
September 29 WGPR-TV Detroit, 1st Black-owned station in U.S., began broadcasting
September 30 5 drown in flash flood of sewer and water tunnel (Niagara Falls New York)
October 1 Britain grants internal self-government to Seychelles
October 1 Ellice Islands split from Gilbert Islands, take name "Tuvalu"
October 1 Heavyweight Muhammad Ali KOs Joe Frazier in Manilla
October 1 Muhammad Ali TKOs Joe Frazier in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
October 1 Reunion Island stops printing stamps, France takes over production
October 3 George Harrison releases "Extra Texture" album in the United Kingdom
October 3 Ireland AKZO director Tiede Herrema kidnap
October 5 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
October 7 Players' Association, files a suit on behalf of Dodgers Andy Messersmith
October 7 U.S. decides John Lennon won't be deported due to U.K. pot conviction
October 9 Emperor Hirohito of Japan visits San Francisco
October 9 Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov wins Nobel Peace Prize
October 10 Israel formally signs Sinai accord with Egypt
October 10 Liz Taylor's 6th marriage (re-marries Richard Burton)
October 11 Bill Clinton weds Hillary Rodham
October 11 Islander's Bryan Trottier's 1st career hat trick
October 11 Saturday Night Live premieres with George Carlin as host
October 11 "Saturday Night Live" premieres with guest host George Carlin
October 12 Archbishop Oliver Plunkett became 1st Irish-born saint in 7 centuries
October 12 Jacqueline Hansen runs women's world record marathon (2:38:19)
October 12 NASA launches space vehicle S-195
October 13 9th Country Music Association Award: John Denver wins
October 13 Rock vocal Neil Young undergoes throat surgery
October 14 President Ford escapes injury when his limousine is struck broadside
October 15 Iceland moves International boundary from 50 to 200 miles
October 17 1st Space Shuttle main engine test at National Space Tech Labs, Miss
October 17 Bee Gees Maurice Gibb weds Yvonne Spencely
October 17 U.N. passes resolution saying "Zionism is a form of racism"
October 18 Simon and Garfunkel reunite on SNL, sing "My Little Town"
October 18 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
October 19 "Chorus Line" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 6137 performances
October 19 Cleveland Browns' Don Cockroft kicks club record 5 field goals
October 19 Hamlisch and Klebans musical "Chorus Line" premieres in New York City
October 19 Shelley Hamlin wins LPGA Japan Golf Classic
October 20 Supreme Court rules teachers could spank their pupils after warning
October 21 Coast Guard Academy 1st allows women to enroll
October 21 Elton John given a star in Hollywood
October 21 Mexico City's 1st major subway accident takes 26 lives
October 21 Red Sox Carlton Fisk's 12th inning home run beats Reds 7-6 in game 6 of WS
October 21 "Treemonisha" opens at Uris Theater New York City for 64 performances
October 21 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
October 21 Venera 9, 1st craft to orbit planet Venus launched
October 22 Cincinnati Reds beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 72nd World Series
October 22 "Me and Bessie" opens at Ambassador Theater New York City for 453 performances
October 22 Soviet spacecraft Venera 9 soft-lands on Venus
October 22 Turkish diplomat shot to death in Vienna
October 22 World Football League disbands
October 23 Battle between Cuba and South Africa troops in Angola
October 23 Islander Glenn Resch's 5th shut-out opponent-Flyers 3-0
October 24 Turkish diplomat shot dead in Paris
October 25 Denv Nuggets 1st game at McNichols Sports Arena beat St. Louis Spirits
October 25 U.S.S.R.'s Venera 10 makes day-side Venus landing
October 26 Anwar Sadat became 1st Egyptian president to officially visit U.S.
October 26 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
October 26 Cuba beats Mexico for its 4th Pan Am Games Gold Medal in baseball
October 26 Mary Bea Porter wins LPGA Golf Inns of America
October 27 Covers of both Time and Newsweek picture rock singer Bruce Springsteen
October 28 Calvin Murphy (Houston) begins NBA free throw streak of 58 games
October 28 Cleveland Metroparks assume operating responsibilities for Zoo
October 29 Boston's Fred Lynn is the overwhelming choice as AL Rookie of Year
October 29 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
October 30 Giants pitcher John "the Count of" Montefusco wins NL Rookie of Year
October 30 John Bucyk, Boston, became 7th NHLer to score 500 goals
October 30 Juan Carlos assumes power in Spain
October 30 New York Daily News runs headline "Ford to City: Drop Dead"
October 31 Bob Geldof 1st appearance with Boomtown Rats
November 2 Ed Giacomin as a Red Wing returns to Mad Sq Garden beats Rangers 6-4
November 2 Summit in Houston opens - Rockets beat Milwaukee Bucks, 104-89
November 4 Orioles Jim Palmer wins his 2nd Cy Young Award
November 5 British government sends troops to Belize
November 5 Sao Tome and Principe adopts constitution
November 6 1st appearance of Sex Pistols
November 6 "Hello, Dolly" opens at Minskoff Theater New York City for 51 performances
November 7 Kidnapped AKZO director Herrema freed in Ireland
November 8 Nick Bockwinkle beats Verne Gagne in St. Paul, to become NWA champ
November 10 Ore ship Edmund Fitzgerald and crew of 29 lost in storm on Lake Superior
November 10 PLO leader Yasser Arafat addresses United Nations in New York City
November 10 Royals release slugger Harmon Killebrew, ending his 22-year career
November 10 U.N. General Assembly approves resolution equating Zionism with racism
November 11 Angola gains independence from Portugal (National Day)
November 11 Australian Prime Minister removed by crown (1st elected Prime Minister removed in 200 yrs)
November 12 New York Mets Tom Seaver wins his 3rd Cy Young Award
November 12 Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas retired after 36 years
November 13 "Musical Jubilee" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 92 performances
November 14 Spain, Morocco and Mauretania sign accord about Spanish Sahara
November 15 Miss Teenage America Pageant
November 16 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Jacksonville Ladies Golf Open
November 18 Black-Panther leader Eldridge Cleaver returns to U.S.
November 18 Calvin Murphy (Houston) ends NBA free throw streak of 58 games
November 19 Reds 2nd baseman Joe Morgan is named NL MVP
November 20 Ronald Reagan announced candidacy for Republican nomination for president
November 21 Linda McCartney drug charges in U.S. are dropped
November 22 Juan Carlos proclaimed king of Spain
November 23 63rd CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 9-8
November 23 Bob Thomas of Chicago Bears kicks 55-yard field goal
November 23 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Greater Ft. Myers Golf Classic
November 24 "Boccaccio" opens at Edison Theater New York City for 7 performances
November 25 Netherlands grants Suriname independence (National Day)
November 25 Portuguese leftist officers occupy 4 airbases
November 26 Federal jury finds Lynette Fromme guilty of attempted assassination
November 26 France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
November 26 Fred Lynn becomes the 1st rookie to win MVP
November 26 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
November 27 Red Sox's Fred Lynn is 1st rookie to win MVP (AL)
November 28 Democratic Republic East-Timor proclaimed
November 28 Test Cricket debut of Michael Anthony Holding, WI vs. Australia Brisbane
November 28 Wings release "Venus and Mars/Rock Show" medley
November 29 Kilauea Volcano erupts in Hawaii
November 29 President Ford requires states to provide free education for handicapped
November 30 Dahomey becomes Benin
December 1 U.S. president Gerald Ford visits China
December 2 7 South Moluccans hijack train at Wijster Drente, 3 killed
December 2 G S Chappell gets ton in each inn of 1st Test Cricket as captain vs. WI
December 2 Lao People's Democratic Republic founded (National Day)
December 2 Laos king Sisavang Vatthana resigns, republic forms
December 3 Laos falls to communist forces; Lao People's Democratic Rep proclaimed
December 4 6 South Molukkans occupy Indonesian consulate in The Hague, 1 dead
December 5 "Me and Bessie" closes at Ambassador Theater New York City after 453 performances
December 5 NASA launches space vehicle S-196, it failed
December 6 41st Heisman Trophy Award: Archie Griffin, Ohio State (RB)
December 6 Senator Robert Dole and Elizabeth Hanford marry
December 7 10th Islander shut-out opponent-Glenn Resch 3-0 vs Sabres
December 7 Archbishop Makarios returns Cyprus
December 7 Indonesian army occupies East Timor
December 7 Pat Bradley wins Colgate-Far East Ladies Tournament Golf Tournament
December 8 "Raisin" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 847 performances
December 9 Jelena Bonner receives Andrei Sacharov's Nobel Prize
December 9 President Gerald Ford signs $2.3 B loan-authorization for New York City
December 10 Andrei Sakharov's wife Yelena Bonner, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize
December 10 Terry Funk beats Jack Brisco in Miami Beach, to become NWA champ
December 11 1st class postage rises from 10 cents to 13 cents
December 11 Great Yankee trade getting Willie Randolph, Dock Ellis and Ken Brett from Pirates for George "Doc" Medich
December 12 Gas stove explodes and starts fire killing 138 (Mecca Saudi Arabia)
December 12 Sara Jane Moore pled guilty to trying to kill President Gerald Ford
December 13 1st time Saturday Night Live uses a time delay - Richard Pryor as host
December 13 Australian Conservatives and Liberals win parliamentary election
December 13 Jane Blalock wins LPGA 14 Colgate Triple Crown Golf Tournament
December 13 Roy Fredericks hits 169 vs. Australia at WACA, hundred in 71 balls
December 13 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
December 14 6 So Moluccan terrorists surrender, holding 23 hostages for 12 days
December 14 "Treemonisha" closes at Uris Theater New York City after 64 performances
December 16 1st broadcast of "One Day at a Time" on CBS TV
December 16 Bill Veeck buys 80% of White Sox from John Allyn
December 17 1st time New York Islanders shut-out New York Rangers, 3-0-Billy Smith's 5th
December 17 Lynette Fromme sentenced to life for attempt on President Ford's life
December 19 John Paul Stevens becomes a Supreme Court Justice
December 19 Ron Wood joined the Rolling Stones
December 20 Joe Walsh recruited to join Eagles
December 20 Pope Paul VI named J Willebrands archbishop of Utrecht
December 21 1st New York Jet to gain 1,000 yards rushing (John Riggins)
December 21 64th Davis Cup: Sweden beats Czechoslovakia in Stockholm (3-2)
December 21 Buffalo Sabres set NHL record of 40 points beating Caps 14-2 scoring 5 goals vs Washington Caps in 4:57
December 21 "Hello, Dolly" closes at Minskoff Theater New York City after 51 performances
December 21 Madagascar adopts constitution
December 21 "Very Good Eddie" opens at Booth Theater New York City for 307 performances
December 23 Congress passes Metric Conversion Act
December 23 Peter Seitz makes Andy Messersmith and Dave McNally free agents
December 26 1st supersonic transport service (U.S.S.R.-Tupolev-144)
December 26 A crowd of 85661 attends the 1st day of the Aust-WI MCG Test Cricket
December 27 Explosion at Chasnala Colliery collapses drowning 350 (Dhanbad India)
December 28 1st broadcast of radio Hilversum IV (classic music)
December 28 Earthquake in Pakistan, 4,000 die
December 28 Gary Cosier scores 109 vs. West Indies at MCG on Test Cricket debut
December 28 "Hail Mary Pass"-Cowboys beat Vikings 17-14 on last second pass
December 28 Red Army beats New York Rangers 7-3 at MSG
December 29 11 killed, 75 hurt by terrorist bomb at LaGuardia Airport in New York City
December 30 "Boccaccio" closes at Edison Theater New York City after 7 performances
December 30 Constitution of Democratic Republic of Madagascar comes into force
December 31 42nd Sugar Bowl: Alabama 13 beats Penn State 6












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