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 NovemberMegan Wing / Figure Skater / Canada
01 SeptemberScott Speedman / Actor / United Kingdom
02 February Ieroklis Stoltidis / Footballer / Greece
02 AugustMineiro / Footballer / Brazil
04 OctoberCristiano Lucarelli / Footballer / Italy
05 January Mike Grier / Ice Hockey Player / United States of America
07 AugustCharlize Theron / Actress / United States of America
09 JuneAndrew Symonds / Cricketer / United Kingdom
13 January Rune Eriksen / Guitarist / Norway
18 March Kimmo Timonen / Ice Hockey Player / Finland
19 MayJosh Paul / Baseball Player / United States of America
20 SeptemberJuan Pablo Montoya / Race Car Driver / Colombia
21 JulyCara Dillon / Singer / Ireland
21 JulyMike Sellers / Footballer / United States of America
25 JuneAlbert Costa / Tennis Player / Spain
27 March Fergie / Writer / United States of America
28 AugustJamie Cureton / Footballer / United Kingdom
29 MayDaniel Tosh / Writer / United States of America
29 MayNatarsha Belling / Journalist / Australia
31 JulyAndrew Hall / Cricketer / South Africa

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1975:

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

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