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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1975 AD


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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