Historical Events for Year 1975

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Jan 1st - Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Mitchell & Mardian convicted of Watergate crime
Jan 1st - International Women's Year begins
Jan 1st - Sweden adopts constitution
Jan 1st - U.S. Federal oil depletion allowance eliminated for large producers
Jan 2nd - US Dept of Interior designates grizzly bear a threatened species
Jan 4th - "Good News" closes at St James Theater NYC after 16 performances
Jan 4th - "Gypsy" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 120 performances
Jan 4th - "Over Here" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 341 performances
Jan 4th - Ford Executive Order on CIA Activities within the US (No 11828)
Jan 4th - Ice thickness measured at 4776 m, Wilkes Land, Antarctica
Jan 4th - Montreal Canadiens shutout Washington Capitals 10-0
Jan 5th - "Wiz" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1672 performances
Jan 5th - Charlie Smalls' "Wiz," premieres in NYC
Jan 5th - Salyut 4 with crew of 2 is launched for 30 days
Jan 5th - 14 die when British freighter "Lake Illawarra" rams pylon bridge between Derwent & Hobart, Tasmania & ship sinks
Jan 6th - "AM America," premieres on ABC-TV with Bill Beutel as host
Jan 6th - "Wheel Of Fortune," debuts on NBC-tv
Jan 6th - 1000 Led Zeppelin fans, waiting overnight inside the lobby of the Boston Garden for tickets to the group's February 4th gig to go on sale, cause a riot and an esimated $30,000 damage
Jan 7th - "Shenandoah" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 1050 performances
Jan 7th - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to AR Ammons (Sphere)
Jan 7th - Gary Geld & Peter Udell's musical "Shenandoah," premieres in NYC
Jan 7th - Led Zeppelin fans riot before Boston concert causing $30,000 damage
Jan 8th - Judge Sirica orders release of Watergate's John W Dean III, Herbert W Kalmbach & Jeb Stuart Magruder from prison
Jan 9th - 600 employees of Royal Canadian Mint go on strike
Jan 9th - Australia beat England by 171 runs in 4th Test to regain Ashes
Jan 11th - Soyuz 17 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 4
Jan 12th - Chrysler Corp offers 1st car rebates
Jan 12th - Super Bowl IX: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Minnesota Vikings, 16-6 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Franco Harris, Pittsburgh, RB
Politician, statesman Henry KissingerPolitician, statesman Henry Kissinger Jan 13th - Henry Kissinger hints at military action against oil countries in case of "actual strangulation of the industrialized world" in the wake of oil shock
Jan 14th - Anita Wold (Norway) sets women's ski jump distance record-98 m
Jan 14th - USSR breaks trade agreement with US
Jan 14th - A 17-year-old Lesley Whittle is kidnapped
Jan 15th - Portugal signs accord for Angola's independence
Jan 15th - Space Mountain opens (Disneyland)
Jan 18th - "Jeffersons" spinoff from "All in the Family" premieres on CBS
Jan 19th - 4 mail truck assault on El Al B-747 in Paris, escape to Iraq
Jan 19th - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Colgate Golf Triple Crown
LPGA Golfer Kathy WhitworthLPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth Jan 19th - Triple J begins broadcasting in Sydney, Australia.
Jan 20th - 25th NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 17-10
Jan 20th - Terrence McNally's "Ritz," premieres in NYC
Jan 21st - 28th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 7-1 at Montreal
Jan 22nd - Landsat 2, an Earth Resources Technology Satellite, launched
Jan 23rd - "Barney Miller" premieres on ABC TV
Jan 23rd - Ralph Kiner elected to baseball's Hall of Fame
Jan 24th - "Hot l Baltimore" situation comedy premieres on ABC TV
Jan 24th - Fastest Earth-bound object, 7200 kph, in vacuum centrifuge, England
NHL Defenseman Denis PotvinNHL Defenseman Denis Potvin Jan 25th - 10th hat trick in Islander history-Denis Potvin's 1st
Jan 25th - Bangladeshi parliament disposes of premier sheik Mujib ur-Rahman
Jan 26th - Edward Albee's "Seascape," premieres in NYC
Jan 28th - 8th ABA All-Star Game: East 151 beats West 124 at San Antonio
Jan 29th - "Men on the Moon" opens at Little Theater NYC for 5 performances
Jan 29th - First American Annual Comedy Awards, hosted by Alan King
Jan 29th - West Indies win fifth test against India to take exciting series 3-2
Musician Barry ManilowMusician Barry Manilow Jan 31st - Barry Manilow's "Mandy" goes gold
Jan 31st - John Lennon releases "#9 Dream"
Jan 31st - UCLA wins NCAA basketball championship
Feb 1st - "Hoppy, Gene & Me" by Roy Rogers peaks at #65
Feb 1st - "Men on the Moon" closes at Little Theater NYC after 5 performances
Feb 1st - 1st successful Wash Cap penalty shot, Ken Lockett vs Vancouver Canucks
Feb 1st - Lorne Henning scores on 3rd Islander penalty shot
Feb 1st - Otis Francis Tabler is 1st open homosexual to get security clearance to work for the Defense Department
Feb 2nd - Army offensive against rebels in Eritrea
Feb 2nd - Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
LPGA Golfer Donna CaponiLPGA Golfer Donna Caponi Feb 2nd - US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill
Feb 2nd - US male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr
Feb 3rd - Billy Herman, Earl Averill, & Bucky Harris elected to Hall of Fame
Feb 4th - Haicheng earthquake, M 7.3, occurred in Haicheng, Liaoning, China.
Feb 6th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Feb 7th - NBA New Orleans Jazz end a 28 game road losing streak
Feb 8th - 1800 Unification church couples' wed in Korea
Feb 8th - Caps only got one shot in a period against Islanders
Feb 9th - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Naples Lely Golf Classic
Feb 9th - Soyuz 17 returns to Earth
Feb 10th - William "Judy" Johnson selected to baseball Hall of Fame
Feb 10th - The Provisional Irish Republican Army agrees to a truce and ceasefire with the British government and the Northern Ireland Office; Seven "incident centres" are established in nationalist areas to monitor the ceasefire and the response of the security forces
British Prime Minister Margaret ThatcherBritish Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Feb 11th - Margaret Thatcher defeats Edward Heath for leadership of the British Conservative Party
Feb 13th - Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash procliams Turkish-Cypriot Federation
Feb 14th - Bomb explodes at annex of Amsterdam metro station
Feb 16th - Washington Capitals 1st NHL shutout, beating KC Scouts 3-0
Feb 18th - 2nd American Music Award: Olivia Newton-John & John Denver win
Feb 18th - Italy broadens abortion law
Feb 20th - Leonard Baichan scores 105* on Test Cricket debut, v Pakistan Lahore
Feb 20th - Margaret Thatcher elected leader of British Conservative Party
Singer Olivia Newton-JohnSinger Olivia Newton-John Feb 20th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Feb 20th - A feud begains between the Official Irish Republican Army and the Irish National Liberation Army; the two groups assassinate a number of each other's volunteers until the feud ends in June 1975
Feb 21st - John Lennon releases "Rock 'n' Roll" album
Feb 21st - John Mitchell, HR Haldeman & John D Ehrlichman sentenced to 2½-8 yrs
Feb 23rd - Amy Alcott wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
Feb 23rd - In response to the energy crisis, daylight saving time commences nearly two months early in the United States.
Feb 25th - Ewen Chatfield flattened by Peter Lever & seriously injured
Musician and Beatle John LennonMusician and Beatle John Lennon Feb 26th - "Night... Made America Famous" opens at Barrymore NYC for 75 perfs
Feb 26th - 1st televised kidney transplant (Today Show)
Feb 27th - CDU-politician Peter Lorentz kidnapped in West Berlin
Feb 27th - House of Reps pass $21.3 billion anti-recession tax-cut bill
Feb 28th - 41 killed in London Underground, as train speeds past final stop
Feb 28th - EG signs accord of Lome with 46 developing countries
Feb 28th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Feb 28th - A major tube train crash at Moorgate station, London kills 43 people.
Mar 1st - 17th Grammy Awards: I Honestly Love You, Marvin Hamlisch win
Mar 1st - Eagles' "Best of My Love" reaches #1
Mar 1st - Colour television transmissions begin in Australia.
Mar 3rd - "Goodtime Charley" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 104 performances
Mar 3rd - Linda McCartney is charged in US with possession of marijuana
Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra StreisandSinger-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand Mar 3rd - 1st People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Barbra Streisand win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda, Telly Savalas & Mary Tyler Moore win (TV)
Mar 6th - Algiers Accord: Iran and Iraq announce a settlement of their border dispute.
Mar 7th - US Senate revises filibuster rule, allows 60 senators to limit debate
Mar 7th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Mar 8th - Royal Canadian Mint announces branch opening in Winnipeg Manitoba
Mar 9th - "Lieutenant" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 9 performances
Mar 9th - Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins.
Mar 10th - "Rocky Horror Show" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 45 performances
Mar 10th - Dog spectacles patented in England
Mar 10th - Sanyo Shinkansen open between Osaka and Fukuoka.
Mar 11th - Portugal military coup under general Spinola fails
Mar 11th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Mar 12th - Vietcong conquer Ban me Thuot South Vietnam
Mar 13th - Bernard Slade's "Same Time, Next Year," premieres in NYC
Mar 15th - Bundy victim Julie Cunningham disappears from Vail, Colo
Mar 15th - Jevgeni Kulikov skates world record 500m (37.99 sec)
Mar 16th - "Lieutenant" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 9 performances
Mar 16th - US Mariner 10 makes 3rd & final fly-by of Mercury
Mar 17th - Valeri Muratov skates world record 1000m (1:16.92)
Mar 18th - Kurds end fight against Iraqi army
Mar 19th - "Dr Jazz" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 5 performances
Mar 19th - Penn is 1st state to allow girls to compete with boys in HS sports
Mar 21st - Ethiopia ends monarchy after 3000 years
Mar 22nd - "Dinge-competed" wins Eurovisie Song festival
Mar 22nd - "Dr Jazz" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 5 performances
Mar 22nd - "Letter for Queen Victoria" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 18 perfs
Mar 22nd - Delta State beats Immaculata for the women's AIAW championship
Mar 22nd - Teach-In wins Eurovision Song Festival with "Dinge-Dong"
Mar 22nd - Walt Disney World Shopping Village opens
Mar 22nd - A fire at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant in Decatur, Alabama causes dangerous lowering of cooling water levels.
Mar 23rd - Sue Roberts wins LPGA Bing Crosby International Golf Classic
Mar 24th - Muhammad Ali TKOs Chuck Wepner in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
Mar 26th - "Tommy" premieres in London
Mar 26th - Washington Capitals play record NHL 37th road game without a win & NHL record of 17 straight loses
Mar 26th - The Biological Weapons Convention enters into force.
Mar 28th - Wash Caps win 1st game on road after 37 straight road loses also
Mar 29th - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Karsten-Ping Golf Open
Mar 29th - Only 2nd time Islanders beat Rangers
Mar 30th - Ron Lalonde scores the 1st hat trick by a Washington Capital
Mar 31st - 37th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Kentucky 92-55
Mar 31st - John Wooden's final game, UCLA, wins 10th NCAA championship in 12 yrs
Apr 1st - Cambodia President Lon Nol flees for Red Khmer
Apr 2nd - Vietnam War: Thousands of civilian refugees flee from the Quang Ngai Province in front of advancing North Vietnamese troops.
Chess Champion Bobby FischerChess Champion Bobby Fischer Apr 3rd - Bobby Fischer stripped of world chess title for refusing to defend it
Apr 3rd - James Rupers kills his family to inherit
Apr 4th - 130 killed as USAF plane evacuating Vietnamese orphans crashes
Apr 4th - Steve Miller is arrested for burning his girlfriend's clothes

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