1975 in History – What happened in year 1975

In history, year 1975 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1975.

Know what happened in 1975:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
04 AprilBill Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800.
05 March Computer hackers in Silicon Valley held the first meeting of the Homebrew Computer Club, whose members would go on have great influence on the development of the personal computer.
05 OctoberDirty War-The guerrilla group Montoneros carried out OperationPrimicia, a terrorist attack in which they hijacked an AerolíneasArgentinas flight, captured the Formosa International Airport, andattacked a military regiment.
07 JuneThe inaugural Cricket World Cup, the premier internationalchampionship of men's One Day International cricket, began in England.
10 March Ho Chi Minh Campaign-North Vietnam began its final push for victory over South Vietnam with an attack on Ban Me Thuot.
10 November The SS Edmund Fitzgerald (pictured), the largest boat on NorthAmerica's Great Lakes, sank in Lake Superior with the loss of 29 lives.
15 January Portugal signed the Alvor Agreement with UNITA, the MPLA, and the FNLA, ending the Angolan War of Independence.
28 MaySixteen West African countries signed the Treaty of Lagos,establishing the Economic Community of West African States to promoteeconomic integration.
30 AprilNorth Vietnamese troops captured Saigon shortly after American forces ended its helicopter evacuation of U.S. citizens, South Vietnamese civilians and third country nationals from the city, ending the Vietnam War with the unconditional surrender of South Vietnam.
30 July American labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa mysteriouslydisappeared after last being seen outside a restaurant near Detroit.
02 DecemberThe Pathet Lao overthrew the royalist government in Vientiane,forcing King Savang Vatthana to abdicate, and established the LaoPeople's Democratic Republic.
11 NovemberDuring a constitutional crisis in Australia, Governor-GeneralJohn Kerr dismissed the government of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam anddissolved Parliament for a double dissolution election.
16 OctoberFive journalists for Australian television networks based inthe town of Balibo were killed by Indonesian special force soldiersprior to their invasion of East Timor.
05 SeptemberLynette 'Squeaky' Fromme (pictured), a devotee of CharlesManson, attempted to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford.
14 AugustThe film The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which is still inlimited release today, making it the longest-running theatrical releasein film history, premiered in Los Angeles.
31 JulyThe Troubles-In a botched paramilitary attack, three membersof the popular Miami Showband and two Ulster Volunteer Force gunmen werekilled in County Down, Northern Ireland.
12 MayThe Cambodian navy seized the American container ship SSMayaguez in recognized international waters, but claimed as territorialwaters by Cambodia.
16 MayBased on the results of a referendum held about one monthearlier, Sikkim abolished its monarchy and was annexed by India,becoming its 22nd state.
17 AprilThe Khmer Rouge under Pol Pot captured Phnom Penh, ending theCambodian Civil War, and established Democratic Kampuchea.
28 AprilChief of the South Vietnamese army Cao Van Vien fled thecountry as the North Vietnamese closed in on Saigon.
06 March The Zapruder film of the assassination of John F. Kennedy wasbroadcast on television for the first time.
28 FebruaryIn London an underground train failed to stop at Moorgateterminus station and crashed into the end of the tunnel, killing 43people.
05 JanuaryThe Tasman Bridge (pictured), crossing the Derwent River inHobart, Tasmania, Australia, was struck by the bulk carrier LakeIllawarra, killing seven of the ship's crewmen and five motorists on thebridge.
14 JanuaryBritish teenage heiress Lesley Whittle was kidnapped by DonaldNeilson and subsequently murdered during a failed ransom collectionattempt.
19 JanuaryA magnitude 6.8 Ms earthquake struck northern Himachal Pradesh,India, causing extensive damage to the region.
10 MarchHo Chi Minh Campaign-North Vietnam began its final push forvictory over South Vietnam with an attack on Ban Me Thuot.
15 January Portugal signed the Alvor Agreement with UNITA, the MPLA, andthe FNLA, ending the Angolan War of Independence.
17 AprilThe Khmer Rouge under Pol Pot captured Phnom Penh, ending theCambodian Civil War, and established Democratic Kampuchea.
21 AprilNguy?n Van Thi?u resigned as President of South Vietnam,and was replaced by Tr?n Van Huong, as communist forces closed inon victory.
25 JuneIndian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi unilaterally had a state ofemergency declared across the nation that last nearly two years.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1975:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 February Martijn Reuser / Footballer / Netherlands
02 MayDulé Hill / Actor / United States of America
05 JulyHernán Crespo / Footballer / Argentina
05 MayMeb Keflezighi / Runner / United States of America
05 OctoberBobo Baldé / Footballer / France
08 SeptemberElena Likhovtseva / Tennis Player / Russia
13 MayCristian Bezzi / Rugby Player / Italy
13 JuneJaan Pehk / Singer / Estonia
15 March Eva Longoria / Actress / United States of America
15 AugustBertrand Berry / Footballer / United States of America
16 OctoberJacques Kallis / Cricketer / South Africa
18 NovemberAnthony McPartlin / Actor / United Kingdom
18 JuneJem / Writer / United Kingdom
18 JuneAleksandrs Koļinko / Footballer / Latvia
18 OctoberAlex Cora / Baseball Player / United States of America
19 AugustChynna Clugston / Illustrator / United States of America
20 AugustElijah Williams / Footballer / United States of America
26 MayTravis Lee / Baseball Player / United States of America
26 JulyJoe Smith / Basketball Player / United States of America
29 NovemberAndreas Ioannides / Footballer / Cyprus

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1975:

YearName / Profession / Country
31 January Preity Zinta / Actress / India
27 NovemberSuchitra Krishnamoorthi / Actress / India
07 NovemberVenkat Prabhu / Actor / India
29 JuneUpasna Singh / Actress / India
08 DecemberTara Deshpande / Actress / India
01 JulyAntara Mali / Actress / India
19 NovemberSushmita Sen / Actress / India
08 JuneShilpa Shetty / Actress / India
15 AugustVijay Bharadwaj / Cricketer / India
10 AugustHemant Soren / Politician / India
17 March Puneeth Rajkumar / Actor / India
19 NovemberSushmita Sen / Actress / India
01 January Sonali Bendre / Actress / India
25 JuneManoj Kumar Pandey / Soldier / India
09 AugustMahesh Babu / Actor / India
08 January Harris Jayaraj / Composer / India
10 AprilTerrence Lewis / Choreographer / India
14 FebruaryKiku Sharda / Actor / India
01 JuneKarnam Malleswari / Weightlifter / India
10 MayAmar Babaria / Actor / India

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