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Notable Historical Events - 1975

1975Phillies Mike Schmidt's 2 HRs ties NL record of 11 HRs in April

1975First Assassination attempt on US President Gerald Ford in Sacramento by Lynette Fromme in Sacramento

19759th Country Music Association Award: John Denver wins

1975Rocker Alice Cooper falls off stage in Vancouver, breaks 6 ribs

197527th Emmy Awards: Mary Tyler Moore Show, Robert Blake & Jean Marsh win

1975Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Colgate Golf Triple Crown

1975Ronald Reagan announces candidacy for Republican nomination for US President

1975Muhammad Ali beats Joe Bugner in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1975John Lennon releases "Stand by Me"

1975"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" starring Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher is released

1975Ted Bundy victim Nancy Baird disappears from Layton, Utah

1975Manuel Orantes upsets #1 seed Jimmy Connors to win US Open

1975US President Gerald Ford announced he'll seek Republican nomination for presidency

19752nd American Music Award: Olivia Newton-John & John Denver win

197545th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats M Navratilova (26 62 61)

1975Edward Albee's "Seascape," premieres in NYC

1975US President Gerald Ford signs the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA)

1975Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov wins Nobel Peace Prize

197545th French Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Guillermo Vilas (62 63 64)

1975Margaret Thatcher defeats Edward Heath for leadership of the British Conservative Party

1975Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Southgate Golf Open

1975George Harrison releases "Extra Texture" album in UK

1975"Jaws" by Steven Spielberg opens

197582nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Evonne Goolagong (60 61)

1975Spain's Manuel Orantes wins US Open, beating Jimmy Connors in 3 sets

1975Great Yankee trade getting Willie Randolph, Dock Ellis & Ken Brett from Pirates for George "Doc" Medich

1975Islander's Bryan Trottier's 1st career hat trick

1975Margaret Thatcher elected leader of British Conservative Party

1975Andrei Sakharov's wife Yelena Bonner, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize

197589th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Ashe beats J Connors (61 61 57 64)

19751st People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Barbra Streisand win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda, Telly Savalas & Mary Tyler Moore win (TV)

1975Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational

1975Barry Manilow's "Mandy" goes gold

1975Last South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu resigns after 10 years

1975Elton John given a star in Hollywood

1975Bobby Orr plays his last game for the Boston Bruins

1975US House of Representives votes to restore citizenship to General Robert E. Lee

1975104th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 279 at Carnoustie

1975Hank Aaron's 1st HR in Milwaukee since 1965

1975Rock vocal Neil Young undergoes throat surgery

1975US President Gerald Ford visits China PR

1975John Lennon appears on "Tonight" & Ringo Starr on "Smother Brothers"

1975John Lennon releases "Rock 'n' Roll" album

1975Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton canonized as 1st US-born saint by Pope Paul VI

197595th US Men's Tennis: Manuel Orantes beats Jimmy Connors (64 63 63)

1975Jerry Lewis' 10th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

1975John Lennon releases "#9 Dream"

1975California Angel Nolan Ryan 4th no-hitter beats Balt Orioles, 1-0

1975Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova asks for US political asylum in New York City during the US Open

1975Muhammad Ali TKOs Joe Frazier in 15 for heavyweight boxing title in "The Thrilla in Manila"

1975Bobby Fischer stripped of world chess title for refusing to defend it

1975Paul McCartney releases "Venus & Mars"

1975Nolan Ryan's bid for 2nd no-hitter broken in 6th inning

1975PLO leader Yasser Arafat addresses UN in NYC

1975Ritchie Blackmore quits Deep Purple, forms Rainbow

1975Stevie Wonder signs $13M contract with Motown

1975"Thank God I'm a Country Boy" by John Denver hits #1

1975Sara Jane Moore pled guilty to trying to kill US President Gerald Ford

1975Hank Williams Jr. falls off the side of Ajax Peak in Montana

197510th hat trick in Islander history-Denis Potvin's 1st

1975US President Gerald Ford signs $2.3 Bn loan-authorization for NYC

19752nd assassination attempt on US President Gerald Ford by Sara Jane Moore fails in San Francisco

1975Elton John, Eagles & Beach Boys play Wembley

1975Darryl Sittler is named captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs

1975Pat Bradley wins Colgate-Far East Ladies Tournament Golf Tournament

1975Hank Aaron returns as a Milwaukee player (Brewer)

1975Henry Kissinger hints at military action against oil countries in case of "actual strangulation of the industrialized world" in the wake of oil shock

1975Robert Plant is involved in a car crash in Rhodes

1975Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Colgate European Ladies Golf Open

1975Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen.

197521st LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth

1975Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic

1975 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Mitchell & Mardian convicted of Watergate crime 
Jan 1
International Women's Year begins 
Jan 1
Sweden adopts constitution 
Jan 1
U.S. Federal oil depletion allowance eliminated for large producers 
Jan 2
US Dept of Interior designates grizzly bear a threatened species 
Jan 4
"Good News" closes at St James Theater NYC after 16 performances 
Jan 4
"Gypsy" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 120 performances 
Jan 4
"Over Here" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 341 performances 
Jan 4
Ford Executive Order on CIA Activities within the US (No 11828) 
Jan 4
Ice thickness measured at 4776 m, Wilkes Land, Antarctica 
Jan 4
Montreal Canadiens shutout Washington Capitals 10-0 
Jan 5
"Wiz" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1672 performances 
Jan 5
Charlie Smalls' "Wiz," premieres in NYC 
Jan 5
Salyut 4 with crew of 2 is launched for 30 days 
Jan 5
14 die when British freighter "Lake Illawarra" rams pylon bridge between Derwent & Hobart, Tasmania & ship sinks 
Jan 6
"AM America," premieres on ABC-TV with Bill Beutel as host 
Jan 6
"Wheel Of Fortune," debuts on NBC-tv 
Jan 6
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 7
"Shenandoah" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 1050 performances 
Jan 7
Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to AR Ammons (Sphere) 
Jan 7
Gary Geld & Peter Udell's musical "Shenandoah," premieres in NYC 
Jan 7
Led Zeppelin fans riot before Boston concert causing $30,000 damage 
Jan 8
Judge Sirica orders release of Watergate's John W Dean III, Herbert W Kalmbach & Jeb Stuart Magruder from prison 
Jan 9
600 employees of Royal Canadian Mint go on strike 
Jan 9
Australia beat England by 171 runs in 4th Test to regain Ashes 
Jan 11
Soyuz 17 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 4 
Jan 12
Chrysler Corp offers 1st car rebates 
Jan 12
Super Bowl IX: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Minnesota Vikings, 16-6 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Franco Harris, Pittsburgh, RB 
Jan 13
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 14
Anita Wold (Norway) sets women's ski jump distance record-98 m 
Jan 14
USSR breaks trade agreement with US 
Jan 15
Portugal signs accord for Angola's independence 
Jan 15
Space Mountain opens (Disneyland) 
Jan 18
"Jeffersons" spinoff from "All in the Family" premieres on CBS 
Jan 19
4 mail truck assault on El Al B-747 in Paris, escape to Iraq 
Jan 19
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Colgate Golf Triple Crown 
Jan 19
Triple J begins broadcasting in Sydney, Australia. 
Jan 20
25th NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 17-10 
Jan 20
Terrence McNally's "Ritz," premieres in NYC 
Jan 21
28th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 7-1 at Montreal 
Jan 22
Landsat 2, an Earth Resources Technology Satellite, launched 
Jan 23
"Barney Miller" premieres on ABC TV 
Jan 23
Ralph Kiner elected to baseball's Hall of Fame 
Jan 24
"Hot l Baltimore" situation comedy premieres on ABC TV 
Jan 24
Fastest Earth-bound object, 7200 kph, in vacuum centrifuge, England 
Jan 25
10th hat trick in Islander history-Denis Potvin's 1st 
Jan 25
Bangladeshi parliament disposes of premier sheik Mujib ur-Rahman 
Jan 26
Edward Albee's "Seascape," premieres in NYC 
Jan 28
8th ABA All-Star Game: East 151 beats West 124 at San Antonio 
Jan 29
"Men on the Moon" opens at Little Theater NYC for 5 performances 
Jan 29
First American Annual Comedy Awards, hosted by Alan King 
Jan 29
West Indies win fifth test against India to take exciting series 3-2 
Jan 31
Barry Manilow's "Mandy" goes gold 
Jan 31
John Lennon releases "#9 Dream" 
Jan 31
UCLA wins NCAA basketball championship 
Feb 1
"Hoppy, Gene & Me" by Roy Rogers peaks at #65 
Feb 1
"Men on the Moon" closes at Little Theater NYC after 5 performances 
Feb 1
1st successful Wash Cap penalty shot, Ken Lockett vs Vancouver Canucks 
Feb 1
Lorne Henning scores on 3rd Islander penalty shot 
Feb 1
Otis Francis Tabler is 1st open homosexual to get security clearance to work for the Defense Department 
Feb 2
Army offensive against rebels in Eritrea 
Feb 2
Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational 
Feb 2
US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill 
Feb 2
US male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr 
Feb 3
Billy Herman, Earl Averill, & Bucky Harris elected to Hall of Fame 
Feb 4
Haicheng earthquake, M 7.3, occurred in Haicheng, Liaoning, China. 
Feb 6
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Feb 7
NBA New Orleans Jazz end a 28 game road losing streak 
Feb 8
1800 Unification church couples' wed in Korea 
Feb 8
Caps only got one shot in a period against Islanders 
Feb 9
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Naples Lely Golf Classic 
Feb 9
Soyuz 17 returns to Earth 
Feb 10
William "Judy" Johnson selected to baseball Hall of Fame 
Feb 10
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 
Feb 11
Margaret Thatcher defeats Edward Heath for leadership of the British Conservative Party 
Feb 13
Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash procliams Turkish-Cypriot Federation 
Feb 14
Bomb explodes at annex of Amsterdam metro station 
Feb 16
Washington Capitals 1st NHL shutout, beating KC Scouts 3-0 
Feb 18
2nd American Music Award: Olivia Newton-John & John Denver win 
Feb 18
Italy broadens abortion law 
Feb 20
Leonard Baichan scores 105* on Test Cricket debut, v Pakistan Lahore 
Feb 20
Margaret Thatcher elected leader of British Conservative Party 
Feb 20
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Feb 20
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 21
John Lennon releases "Rock 'n' Roll" album 
Feb 21
John Mitchell, HR Haldeman & John D Ehrlichman sentenced to 2½-8 yrs 
Feb 23
Amy Alcott wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic 
Feb 23
In response to the energy crisis, daylight saving time commences nearly two months early in the United States. 
Feb 25
Ewen Chatfield flattened by Peter Lever & seriously injured 
Feb 26
"Night... Made America Famous" opens at Barrymore NYC for 75 perfs 
Feb 26
1st televised kidney transplant (Today Show) 
Feb 27
CDU-politician Peter Lorentz kidnapped in West Berlin 
Feb 27
House of Reps pass $21.3 billion anti-recession tax-cut bill 
Feb 28
41 killed in London Underground, as train speeds past final stop 
Feb 28
EG signs accord of Lome with 46 developing countries 
Feb 28
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Feb 28
A major tube train crash at Moorgate station, London kills 43 people. 
Mar 1
17th Grammy Awards: I Honestly Love You, Marvin Hamlisch win 
Mar 1
Eagles' "Best of My Love" reaches #1 
Mar 1
Colour television transmissions begin in Australia. 
Mar 3
"Goodtime Charley" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 104 performances 
Mar 3
Linda McCartney is charged in US with possession of marijuana 
Mar 3
1st People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Barbra Streisand win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda, Telly Savalas & Mary Tyler Moore win (TV) 
Mar 6
Algiers Accord: Iran and Iraq announce a settlement of their border dispute. 
Mar 7
US Senate revises filibuster rule, allows 60 senators to limit debate 
Mar 7
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Mar 8
Royal Canadian Mint announces branch opening in Winnipeg Manitoba 
Mar 9
"Lieutenant" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 9 performances 
Mar 9
Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins. 
Mar 10
"Rocky Horror Show" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 45 performances 
Mar 10
Dog spectacles patented in England 
Mar 10
Sanyo Shinkansen open between Osaka and Fukuoka. 
Mar 11
Portugal military coup under general Spinola fails 
Mar 11
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Mar 12
Vietcong conquer Ban me Thuot South Vietnam 
Mar 13
Bernard Slade's "Same Time, Next Year," premieres in NYC 
Mar 15
Bundy victim Julie Cunningham disappears from Vail, Colo 
Mar 15
Jevgeni Kulikov skates world record 500m (37.99 sec) 
Mar 16
"Lieutenant" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 9 performances 
Mar 16
US Mariner 10 makes 3rd & final fly-by of Mercury 
Mar 17
Valeri Muratov skates world record 1000m (1:16.92) 
Mar 18
Kurds end fight against Iraqi army 
Mar 19
"Dr Jazz" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 5 performances 
Mar 19
Penn is 1st state to allow girls to compete with boys in HS sports 
Mar 21
Ethiopia ends monarchy after 3000 years 
Mar 22
"Dinge-competed" wins Eurovisie Song festival 
Mar 22
"Dr Jazz" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 5 performances 
Mar 22
"Letter for Queen Victoria" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 18 perfs 
Mar 22
Delta State beats Immaculata for the women's AIAW championship 
Mar 22
Teach-In wins Eurovision Song Festival with "Dinge-Dong" 
Mar 22
Walt Disney World Shopping Village opens 
Mar 22
A fire at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant in Decatur, Alabama causes dangerous lowering of cooling water levels. 
Mar 23
Sue Roberts wins LPGA Bing Crosby International Golf Classic 
Mar 24
Muhammad Ali TKOs Chuck Wepner in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
Mar 26
"Tommy" premieres in London 
Mar 26
Washington Capitals play record NHL 37th road game without a win & NHL record of 17 straight loses 
Mar 26
The Biological Weapons Convention enters into force. 
Mar 28
Wash Caps win 1st game on road after 37 straight road loses also 
Mar 29
Jane Blalock wins LPGA Karsten-Ping Golf Open 
Mar 29
Only 2nd time Islanders beat Rangers 
Mar 30
Ron Lalonde scores the 1st hat trick by a Washington Capital 
Mar 31
37th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Kentucky 92-55 
Mar 31
John Wooden's final game, UCLA, wins 10th NCAA championship in 12 yrs 
Apr 1
Cambodia President Lon Nol flees for Red Khmer 
Apr 2
Vietnam War: Thousands of civilian refugees flee from the Quang Ngai Province in front of advancing North Vietnamese troops. 
Apr 3
Bobby Fischer stripped of world chess title for refusing to defend it 
Apr 3
James Rupers kills his family to inherit 
Apr 4
130 killed as USAF plane evacuating Vietnamese orphans crashes 
Apr 4
Steve Miller is arrested for burning his girlfriend's clothes 
Apr 4
USAF transport carrying orphans from Saigon crashes killing 155 
Apr 4
Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen. 
Apr 5
"Letter for Queen Victoria" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 18 perfs 
Apr 5
Soyuz 18A launch aborted short of orbit; cosmonauts return safely 
Apr 6
"Night... Made America Famous" closes at Barrymore NYC after 75 perfs 
Apr 6
"Rocky Horror Show" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 45 perfs 
Apr 6
Bundy victim Denise Oliverson disappears from Grand Junction, Colo 
Apr 6
Fastest hat trick by a Wash Cap 3 mins 26 secs (Stan Gilbertson) 
Apr 7
Preliminary meeting in Paris on world economic crisis between oil-exporting, oil-importing, and non-oil Third World countries 
Apr 8
47th Academy Awards - "Godfather II", Ellen Burstyn & Art Carney win 
Apr 8
Frank Robinson debuts as 1st black baseball mgr (Cleve, beats NY 5-3) 
Apr 9
24 OECD members sign an agreement to establish a $25 billion lending facility to provide assistance to industrial nations hurt by high oil prices 
Apr 10
Rangers score 8 goals against Islanders in playoffs 
Apr 11
Hank Aaron returns as a Milwaukee player (Brewer) 
Apr 11
JP Parise 11 sec OT goal-Isles 1st playoff advance eliminates Rangers 
Apr 12
Linda Ronstadt releases "When Will I Be Loved" 
Apr 12
Six Catholic civilians are killed in a Ulster Volunteer Force gun and grenade attack on Strand Bar in Belfast, North Ireland 
Apr 13
39th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 276 
Apr 13
Chad military coup by General Odingar 
Apr 13
Christian Falange kills 27 Palestinians, begins Lebanese civil war 
Apr 13
Penguins 5-Isles 4-Quarterfinals-Penguins hold 1-0 lead 
Apr 15
1st appearance of San Diego Chicken 
Apr 15
Gabon amends constitution 
Apr 15
Penguins 3-Isles 1-Quarterfinals-Penguins hold 2-0 lead 
Apr 16
Cambodian Red Khmer occupy Phnom Penh 
Apr 17
Khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Kampuchea Natl Day) 
Apr 17
Penguins 6-Isles 4-Quarterfinals-Penguins hold 3-0 lead 
Apr 18
John Lennon releases "Stand by Me" 
Apr 19
India launches 1st satellite with help of USSR 
Apr 20
29th Tony Awards: Equus & Wiz win 
Apr 20
4th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Sandra Palmer 
Apr 20
Penguins 1-Isles 3-Quarterfinals-Penguins hold 3-1 lead 
Apr 21
4th Boston Women's Marathon won by Liane Winter of W Germ in 2:42:24 
Apr 21
79th Boston Marathon won by Bill Rodgers of Mass in 2:09:55 
Apr 21
Last South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu resigns after 10 years 
Apr 21
Liane Winter wins world record female Boston marathon (2:42:24) 
Apr 22
Penguins 2-Isles 4-Quarterfinals-Penguins hold 3-2 lead 
Apr 23
Harold Pinter's "No Man's Land" premieres in London 
Apr 24
Penguins 1-Isles 4-Quarterfinals-series tied at 3-3 
Apr 24
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Apr 25
1st Boeing Jetfoil revenue service, Hong Kong to Macao 
Apr 25
Mario Soares' Socialist Party wins Portugal's free election 
Apr 25
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
Apr 25
West German embassy blown-up in Stockholm Sweden 
Apr 26
Mario Soares' Socialist Party wins 1st free election in Portugal 
Apr 26
Penguins 0-Isles 1-Quarterfinals-Isles win series 4-3 
Apr 26
Phillies Mike Schmidt's 2 HRs ties NL record of 11 HRs in April 
Apr 27
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Charity Golf Classic 
Apr 27
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Apr 28
John Lennon appears on "Tonight" & Ringo Starr on "Smother Brothers" 
Apr 28
South-Vietnam Gen Duong Van Minh sworn in as president till April 30 
Apr 29
Ethiopia nationalizes all land 
Apr 29
Flyers 4-Isles 0-Semifinals-Flyers hold 1-0 lead 
Apr 29
Vietnam War: Operation Frequent Wind: The U.S. begins to evacuate US citizens from Saigon prior to an expected North Vietnamese takeover. U.S. involvement in the war comes to an end. 
Apr 30
Last US helicopter leaves US embassy grounds, Saigon surrenders 
May 1
Islander Parise & 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 NYC 
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
Pulitzer prize awarded to Michael Shaara (Killer Angels) 
May 5
A's release pinch runner Herb Washington (played 104 games without batting, pitching, or fielding He stole 30 bases, & scored 33 runs) 
May 6
Bundy victim Lynette Culver disappears from Pocatello, Idaho 
May 6
Early warnings provided by REACT (ham radio operators) means only 
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
Pres 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 US 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
US merchant ship Mayaguez seized by Cambodian forces 
May 13
"Rodgers & Hart" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 108 performances 
May 13
Flyers 4-Isles 1-Semifinals-Flyers win semifinals 4-3 
May 13
Hail stones as large as tennis balls hit Wernerville Tenn 
May 14
Dynamo Kiev wins 15th Europe Cup II 
May 14
French press reports massive deportation from Cambodia 
May 14
US forces raid Cambodian island of Koh Tang to free Mayaguez ship 
May 14
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
May 15
11th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks beat Mets 9-4 
May 15
Emmy 2nd Daytime Award & Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation 
May 16
India annexes Principality of Sikkim 
May 16
Junko Tabei from Japan becomes 1st woman to reach summit of Mt Everest 
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
"Funky Gibbon" by The Goodies hits #79 
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
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 & Jean Marsh win 
May 19
Farm truck packed with wedding party struck by a train, killing 66 in truck, 40 miles south of Poona, India 
May 21
Borussia Mönchengladbach 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 Wash Bullets in 4 games 
May 25
Cleve's Dennis Eckersley, debuts shuting out the A's 6-0 
May 25
Joanne Carner wins LPGA American DefenderGolf Classic 
May 25
Indianapolis 500: Bobby Unser wins in 2:54:55.064 (240.135 km/h) 
May 26
Tennis game in Surrey championships lasts 31 minutes 
May 27
Paul McCartney releases "Venus & Mars" 
May 27
Stanley Cup: Phila Flyers beat Buffalo Sabres, 4 games to 2 
May 27
Worst motor vehicle disaster in UK; 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 & Mars" album 
May 31
"Goodtime Charley" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 104 performances 
May 31
Fred Newman makes 12,874 baskets in a one-day exhibition 
Jun 1
"Chicago" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 947 performances 
Jun 1
21st LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth 
Jun 1
California Angel Nolan Ryan 4th no-hitter beats Balt Orioles, 1-0 
Jun 1
Cars in Netherlands must have seatbelts 
Jun 1
Ron Woods replaces Mick Taylor as Rolling Stone guitarist 
Jun 2
First recorded snowfall in London in June 
Jun 2
James A Healy, 1st black Roman Catholic bishop, consecrated (Maine) 
Jun 2
VP Rockefeller finds no pattern of illegal activities at CIA 
Jun 4
Oldest animal fossils in US discovered in NC 
Jun 5
48th US National Spelling Bee: Hugh Tosteson wins spelling incisor 
Jun 5
British referendum agrees to European Common Market membership 
Jun 5
Egypt president Anwar Sadat reopens Suez Canal (closed since 1967) 
Jun 6
British voters decide to remain in Common Market 
Jun 6
Nolan Ryan's bid for 2nd no-hitter broken in 6th inning 
Jun 6
Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam established 
Jun 7
"Thank God I'm a Country Boy" by John Denver hits #1 
Jun 7
Dennis Lillee takes 1st one-day 5WI, 5-34 v Pakistan World Cup 
Jun 7
Spain's Manuel Orantes wins US Open, beating Jimmy Connors in 3 sets 
Jun 7
Sri Lanka's 1st one-day international, v WI Cricket World Cup 
Jun 7
Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public. 
Jun 8
2 passenger trains collided near Munich Germany killing 35 
Jun 8
Joanne Carner wins LPGA Girl Talk Golf Classic 
Jun 8
USSR launches Venera 9 for Venus landing 
Jun 9
107th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Avatar wins in 2:28.2 
Jun 9
Fire in prison hospital kills 10 prisoners & 1 guard (Sanford Fla) 
Jun 9
UK House of Commons is broadcast live by radio for first time 
Jun 9
Tony Orlando & Dawn receives gold record for "He Don't Love You" 
Jun 10
Rockefeller panel reports on 300,000 illegal CIA files on Americans 
Jun 10
Yanks sponsor Army Day at temporary home, Shea Stadium during 21-gun salute, part of fence is blown away, & another part is set afire 
Jun 11
1st oil pumped from North Sea oilfield 
Jun 11
Greece adopts constitution 
Jun 11
One-day international cricket debut, Javed Miandad age 17 yrs 364 days 
Jun 12
Billy Williams's 400th career HR 
Jun 12
Hank Aaron's 1st HR in Milwaukee since 1965 
Jun 14
45th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats M Navratilova (26 62 61) 
Jun 14
Janis Ian releases "At 17" 
Jun 14
USSR launches Venera 10 for Venus landing 
Jun 15
45th French Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Guillermo Vilas (62 63 64) 
Jun 15
Carol Mann wins Lawson's LPGA Golf Classic 
Jun 16
Bucks trade Kareem Abdul-Jabber & Walt Wesley to LA for 4 players 
Jun 16
Italy's Communist party PCI, wins 
Jun 16
Randy Farland finds a 14-leaf clover near Sioux Falls, SD 
Jun 16
Supreme Court rules uniform minimum legal fees are a violation 
Jun 17
Voters in Northern Mariana Is approve commonwealth status with US 
Jun 18
Fred Lynn gets 10 RBIs in a Red Sox 15-1 victory over Tigers 
Jun 18
Gary Gilmour takes 6-14 in Cricket World Cup semi v England 
Jun 18
NBC News & Information Service (24 hr news) premieres on radio 
Jun 21
"Jaws" by Steven Spielberg opens 
Jun 21
Elton John, Eagles & Beach Boys play Wembley 
Jun 21
Ritchie Blackmore quits Deep Purple, forms Rainbow 
Jun 21
Soyuz 19 returns to Earth 
Jun 21
West Indies beat Australia by 17 runs to win Cricket World Cup 
Jun 22
Betsy Cullen wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic 
Jun 22
The Ulster Volunteer Force try to derail a train by planting a bomb on the railway line near County Kildare, Ireland; a civilian tries to stop the UVF volunteers, and is stabbed-to-death (his actions delay the explosion enough to let the train pass safely) 
Jun 23
75th US Golf Open: Lou Graham shoots a 287 at Medinah CC ILL 
Jun 23
Rocker Alice Cooper falls off stage in Vancouver, breaks 6 ribs 
Jun 24
Eastern 727 crashes at JFK Airport NY, kills 113 
Jun 24
Moon tremor perceived (hit by Taurid meteors) 
Jun 25
After a prolonged liberation struggle against Portuguese colonial rulers, Mozambique becomes independent as People Republic of Mozambique. 
Jun 26
Indian PM Indira Gandhi declares a state of emergency 
Jun 26
Two FBI agents and a member of the American Indian Movement are killed in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; Leonard Peltier is later convicted of the murders in a controversial trial. 
Jun 28
David Bowie releases "Fame" 
Jun 28
Golfer Lee Trevino is struck by lightning at Western Open (Ill) 
Jun 28
The South African rugby team beats France 33-18 in Pretoria 
Jun 29
3rd du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): JoAnne Carner 
Jun 29
8.10" (20.57 cm) of rainfall, Litchville No Dakota (state 24-hr rec) 
Jun 30
Bundy victim Shelley Robertson disappears in Colorado 
Jun 30
Heavyweight Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Bugner in Malaysia 
Jun 30
University of California reports galaxy 3C123 at 8 billion light years distance 
Jul 1
Muhammad Ali beats Joe Bugner in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
Jul 1
WEDway People Mover inaugurated 
Jul 4
82nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Evonne Goolagong (60 61) 
Jul 4
Ted Bundy victim Nancy Baird disappears from Layton, Utah 
Jul 5
89th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Ashe beats J Connors (61 61 57 64) 
Jul 5
Cape Verde Is gain independence after 500 years of Portuguese rule 
Jul 6
Argentine government falls 
Jul 6
Comoros declare independence from France (most of them) 
Jul 6
Dmitri Shostakovitch completes Sonate for alto opus 147 
Jul 6
Susie McAllister wins LPGA Wheeling Ladies Golf Classic 
Jul 7
TV soap opera "Ryan's Hope" premieres 
Jul 8
Israeli premier Yitzhak Rabin visits West-Germany 
Jul 8
US President Gerald Ford announced he'll seek Republican nomination for presidency 
Jul 8
Quake damages over 2,000 temples in Pagan Burma, 20-foot-high seated Buddha of Thandawgya decapitated 
Jul 9
The National Assembly of Senegal passes a law that paves way for a (albeit highly restricted) multi-party system. 
Jul 10
Gladys Knight & Pips Summer Series premieres on NBC-TV 
Jul 10
Test Cricket debut of Graham Gooch, v Australia, out for a pair 
Jul 11
Chinese archeologists discover a 3-acre burial site with 6,000 clay statues of warriors dating as early as 221 BC 
Jul 12
104th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 279 at Carnoustie 
Jul 12
Bob Taylor catches 7 in an innings, Derbyshire v Yorkshire 
Jul 12
Sao Tomé e Príncipe gains independence from Portugal (Natl Day) 
Jul 13
8.5" (21.6 cm) of rainfall, Dover, Delaware (state record) 
Jul 13
Carol Mann wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic 
Jul 14
EPCOT Center (Florida) plans announced 
Jul 15
46th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-3 at County Stadium, Milwaukee 
Jul 15
All star MVP: Bill Madlock (Pittsburgh Pirates) & John Matlock (NY Mets) 
Jul 15
Soyuz 19 & Apollo 18 launched; will rendezvous 2 days later 
Jul 16
Commissioner Bowie Kuhn is reelected for a 7-year term 
Jul 17
Apollo 18 & Soyuz 19 make 1st US/USSR linkup in space 
Jul 17
Four British soldiers are killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army remote-controlled bomb near Forkill, County Armagh; the attack was the first major breach of a February truce 
Jul 18
Jury can't decide on trial of Dave Forbes of Boston Bruins (1st athlete indicted for excessive violence during play) 
Jul 19
Apollo & Soyuz linked in orbit for 2 days, separate 
Jul 19
NY Yank catcher Thurman Munson's 1st-inning single & RBI are 
Jul 19
Nullified because the tar on his bat handle exceeds 18" limit 
Jul 20
30th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Sandra Palmer 
Jul 20
India expels three reporters from The Times, The Daily Telegraph, and Newsweek because they refused to sign a pledge to abide by government censorship. 
Jul 21
Billy Martin fired as Texas Rangers manager 
Jul 21
NY Met Félix Millán hits 4 singles; erased by Joe Torres 4 double plays 
Jul 22
US House of Representives votes to restore citizenship to General Robert E. Lee 
Jul 23
Alan Ayckbourn's "Absent Friends" premieres in London 
Jul 23
LA Dodgers W Crawford & Lee Lacy are 5th to hit consecutive pinch HRs 
Jul 24
Apollo 18 returns to Earth 
Jul 25
"A Chorus Line", longest-running Broadway show (6,137), premieres 
Jul 26
Soyuz 18B returns to Earth 
Jul 27
Carol Mann wins LPGA George Washington Ladies Golf Classic 
Jul 27
The British government closes its consulate in Angola following increasing fighting between the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola and South African troops 
Jul 29
Ford became 1st US pres to visit Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz 
Jul 29
Military coup by Gen Mohammed/Pres Jakubu Gowon fired 
Jul 30
Simon Gray's "Otherwise Engaged" premieres in London 
Jul 30
US Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa disappears in suburban Detroit; Hoffa was legally declared dead in 1982 
Jul 31
The Miami Showband killings: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), a loyalist paramilitary group, shoot dead three members of an Irish showband at Buskhill, County Down, Ireland 
Aug 1
38 government leaders signs Helsinki accord 
Aug 1
41st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Pittsburgh 21, All-Stars 14 (54,103) 
Aug 1
Billy Martin replaces Bill Virdon as manager of NY Yankees 
Aug 1
Helsinki Pact guaranteeing boundaries, rights signed by 35 nations 
Aug 1
CSCE Final Act creates the Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe. 
Aug 2
104°F (40°C) at Providence, Rhode Island (state record) 
Aug 2
107°F (42°C) at Chester/New Bedford, Massachusetts (state record) 
Aug 3
500 drown when 2 river boats collide & sink in China's West River 
Aug 3
Louisiana Superdome is dedicated 
Aug 3
Poland & West Germany reach accord about returning ethnic Germans 
Aug 3
Susie Berning wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open 
Aug 4
Robert Plant is involved in a car crash in Rhodes 
Aug 5
Phillies 1st 8 batters get hits for a record, beat Cubs 13-5 
Aug 5
Stevie Wonder signs $13M contract with Motown 
Aug 8
Hank Williams Jr. falls off the side of Ajax Peak in Montana 
Aug 9
1st NFL game in Louisiana Superdome, Houston beats Saints 13-7 
Aug 9
Dodger Davey Lopes steals record 32nd consec base without being caught 
Aug 9
Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Colgate European Ladies Golf Open 
Aug 10
57th PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 276 at Firestone Akron 
Aug 10
David Frost purchases exclusive rights to interview Nixon 
Aug 11
Expos' Jose Mangual struck out 5 times in a game 
Aug 11
US vetoes proposed admission of North & South Vietnam to UN 
Aug 13
Viv Richards out for 291 v England at Cricket Oval 
Aug 13
Bayardo Bar attack: Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers carry out a gun and bomb attack on a pub in Belfast frequented by Ulster Volunteer Force commanders; 4 Protestant civilians and 1 UVF member are killed 
Aug 14
-15] Pakistani military coup against president Mujib ur-Rahman 
Aug 14
Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich is buried at the Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow 
Aug 14
Norwegian King Olav V opens Longyearbyen Airport on Spitsbergen 
Aug 15
Bangladesh military coup under Khondakar Moustaque Ahmed 
Aug 15
Joanne Little acquitted of murder charges 
Aug 15
Miki Takeo makes the first official pilgrimage to Yasukuni Shrine by an incumbent prime minister on the anniversary of the end of World War II. 
Aug 16
"Rodgers & Hart" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 108 perfs 
Aug 16
Peter Gabriel quits Genesis 
Aug 17
Jo Ann Washam wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic 
Aug 19
Astros hire Bill Virdon to replace Preston Gomez as manager 
Aug 20
Il-62 crashes south of Damascus, Syria, killing 126 
Aug 20
Viking 1 launched to orbit around Mars, soft landing 
Aug 21
3 truck pile up kills 10, injures 26 on French highway 
Aug 21
Rick & Paul Reuschel become 1st brothers to pitch a combined shut out 
Aug 21
US lightens trade embargo against Cuba 
Aug 22
McNichols Sports Arena in Denver opens 
Aug 23
Classical Way wins Championship Cup at Roosevelt Raceway 
Aug 23
Communists take over Laos 
Aug 23
Ethiopian junta under Mengistu Haile 
Aug 23
Free guitarist Paul Kossoff revived from dead after heart attack 
Aug 23
Philip Kapleau conducts 1st jukai ceremony in Poland 
Aug 23
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
Aug 24
Davey Lopes steals his 38th consecutive base, then thrown out stealing 
Aug 24
Judy Rankin wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open 
Aug 24
Papadopoulos/Pattakos/Makarezos sentenced to death in Athens 
Aug 24
SF Giant Ed Halick no-hits NY Giants, 6-0 
Aug 24
Tampa Bay Rowdies beat Portland 2-0 for NASL cup 
Aug 27
1st night match at US Tennis Open (Parun defeats Smith) 
Aug 27
Veronica & Colin Scargill (England) complete tandem bicycle ride, a record 18,020 miles around the world 
Aug 29
Star in Cygnus goes nova becoming 4th brightest in sky 
Aug 30
KTW-AM in Seattle Wash changes call letters to KYAC (now KKFX) 
Sep 1
All political parties forbidden in Bangladesh 
Sep 1
Gunsmoke goes off the the air 
Sep 1
Jerry Lewis' 10th Muscular Dystrophy telethon 
Sep 1
KOL-AM in Seattle Wash changes call letters to KMPS 
Sep 1
NY Met Tom Seaver is 1st to strike out 200 in 8 consecutive seasons 
Sep 1
NYC transit fare rises from 35 cents to 50 cents 
Sep 1
5 Protestant civilians are killed and 7 were wounded in a Provisional Irish Republican Army gun attack on Tullyvallen Orange Hall near Newtownhamilton, County Armagh 
Sep 1
US stripper well oil prices decontrolled 
Sep 3
Chartered Boeing 707 crashes in Atlas Mts of Morocco, 188 die 
Sep 3
Steve Garvey begins his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak 
Sep 4
The Sinai Interim Agreement relating to the Arab-Israeli conflict is signed. 
Sep 5
First Assassination attempt on US President Gerald Ford in Sacramento by Lynette Fromme in Sacramento 
Sep 5
Portugal premier Goncalvez resigns 
Sep 5
Wings release "Letting Go" 
Sep 6
6.8 quake along Anatolian Fault kills over 2,000 in Lice, Turkey 
Sep 6
89th US Women's Tennis: Chris E L Mills beats E G Cawley (57 64 62) 
Sep 6
Tawny Elaine Godin (NY), 18, crowned 48th Miss America 1976 
Sep 6
Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova asks for US political asylum in New York City during the US Open 
Sep 6
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Sep 7
95th US Men's Tennis: Manuel Orantes beats Jimmy Connors (64 63 63) 
Sep 7
Carol Mann wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open 
Sep 7
Cincinnati Reds, win earliest NL division title 
Sep 7
Last day of 1st-class cricket for Hanif Mohammad 
Sep 7
Manuel Orantes upsets #1 seed Jimmy Connors to win US Open 
Sep 8
Boston begins court-ordered bussing of public schools 
Sep 8
Guinee-Bissau declares independence from Portugal 
Sep 9
Viking 2 Mars probe launch 
Sep 10
Darryl Sittler is named captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs 
Sep 13
-27] Hurricane Eloise, kills 71 in Caribbean & US 
Sep 14
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Southgate Golf Open 
Sep 14
Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton canonized as 1st US-born saint by Pope Paul VI 
Sep 14
Rembrandts "Nightwatch" slashed & damaged in Amsterdam 
Sep 14
Robin Yount breaks Mel Ott's record, playing in 242 games as a teen 
Sep 15
Mike Vail extends hitting streak ton rookie-record 23 straight game 
Sep 15
The French département of Corse (the entire island of Corsica) is divided into two: Haute-Corse and Corse-du-Sud. 
Sep 16
Papua New Guinea gains independence from Australia (National Day) 
Sep 16
Pirates beat Cubs 22-0, Rennie Stennett is 3rd to go 7 for 7 
Sep 16
Rennie Stennett is 2nd to hit 7-for-7 in a 9-inning game 
Sep 16
The first prototype of the MiG-31 interceptor makes its maiden flight. 
Sep 17
Rollout of 1st space shuttle orbiter Enterprise (OV-101) 
Sep 18
Heiress-turned-bank robber Patricia Campbell Hearst captured by FBI in SF 
Sep 19
Indonesia sends troops to Portuguese East Timor 
Sep 20
21st Ryder Cup: US, 21-11 at Laurel Valley Golf Club (Ligonier, Pennsylvania, US) 
Sep 20
David Bowie's "Fame," single goes #1 for 2 weeks 
Sep 20
Gary Sentman draws a record 176 lb longbow to a maximum 28½" draw 
Sep 21
Jo Ann Washam wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic 
Sep 22
World Football League folds 
Sep 22
2nd assassination attempt on US President Gerald Ford by Sara Jane Moore fails in San Francisco 
Sep 24
OPEC announces a 15% increase in government per barrel revenues 
Sep 25
Jackie Wilson, suffers heart attack & lapse into a 9 yr terminal coma 
Sep 26
Phillies & NY Mets play a doubleheader that ends at 3:15 AM 
Sep 27
Government De Uyl recalls Dutch ambassador from Spain 
Sep 28
5th NYC Women's Marathon won by Kim Merritt in 2:46:14 
Sep 28
6th NYC Marathon won by Tom Fleming in 2:19:27 
Sep 28
Bill authorizes admission of women to military academies 
Sep 28
Oakland A's Vida Blue, Glenn Abbott, Paul Linblad & Rollie Fingers, no-hits California Angels 5-0 
Sep 28
The Spaghetti House siege, in which nine people were taken as hostages, takes place in London. 
Sep 29
"Three For Money" debuts on NBC-TV 
Sep 29
Jackie Wilson, slips into an irreversible coma; he dies in 1984 
Sep 29
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
Sep 29
WGPR-TV Detroit, 1st Black-owned station in US, began broadcasting 
Sep 29
Sharon Dahlonega Raiford Bush becomes American television's first African-American weathercaster. 
Sep 30
5 drown in flash flood of sewer & water tunnel (Niagara Falls NY) 
Sep 30
The Hughes (later McDonnell-Douglas, now Boeing) AH-64 Apache makes its first flight. 
Oct 1
Britain grants internal self-government to Seychelles 
Oct 1
Ellice Islands split from Gilbert Islands, take name "Tuvalu" 
Oct 1
Muhammad Ali TKOs Joe Frazier in 15 for heavyweight boxing title in "The Thrilla in Manila" 
Oct 1
Reunion Island stops printing stamps, France takes over production 
Oct 2
The Ulster Volunteer Force kill 7 civilians in a series of attacks across Northern Ireland; 6 were Catholic civilians and 1 was a Protestant civilian 
Oct 2
Four Ulster Volunteer Force members killed after a bomb they are carrying prematurely explodes in Farrenlester, near Coleraine 
Oct 3
George Harrison releases "Extra Texture" album in UK 
Oct 3
Ireland AKZO director Tiede Herrema kidnap 
Oct 4
A Cessna 310Q airplane crashes over Wilmington, North Carolina, killing the pilot and severely injuring several pro wrestlers affiliated with the NWA's Mid-Atlantic promotion. One of the survivors is the legendary Ric Flair. 
Oct 5
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Oct 7
Players' Association files a suit on behalf of Dodgers' Andy Messersmith 
Oct 7
US decides John Lennon won't be deported due to UK pot conviction 
Oct 9
Emperor Hirohito of Japan visits SF 
Oct 9
Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov wins Nobel Peace Prize 
Oct 10
Israel formally signs Sinai accord with Egypt 
Oct 11
"Saturday Night Live" premieres with guest host George Carlin 
Oct 11
Islander's Bryan Trottier's 1st career hat trick 
Oct 11
Saturday Night Live premieres with George Carlin as host 
Oct 12
Archbishop Oliver Plunkett became 1st Irish-born saint in 7 centuries 
Oct 12
Jacqueline Hansen runs women's world record marathon (2:38:19) 
Oct 12
NASA launches space vehicle S-195 
Oct 13
9th Country Music Association Award: John Denver wins 
Oct 13
Rock vocal Neil Young undergoes throat surgery 
Oct 14
Pres Ford escapes injury when his limousine is struck broadside 
Oct 15
Iceland moves intl boundary from 50 to 200 miles 
Oct 17
1st Space Shuttle main engine test at Natl Space Tech Labs, Miss 
Oct 17
UN passes resolution saying "Zionism is a form of racism" 
Oct 18
Simon & Garfunkel reunite on Saturday Night Live, sing "My Little Town" 
Oct 18
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
Oct 19
"Chorus Line" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 6137 performances 
Oct 19
Cleveland Browns' Don Cockroft kicks club record 5 field goals 
Oct 19
Hamlisch & Klebans musical "Chorus Line" premieres in NYC 
Oct 19
Shelley Hamlin wins LPGA Japan Golf Classic 
Oct 20
Supreme Court rules teachers could spank their pupils after warning 
Oct 21
"Treemonisha" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 64 performances 
Oct 21
Coast Guard Academy 1st allows women to enroll 
Oct 21
Elton John given a star in Hollywood 
Oct 21
Mexico City's 1st major subway accident takes 26 lives 
Oct 21
Red Sox Carlton Fisk's 12th inning HR beats Reds 7-6 in game 6 of WS 
Oct 21
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
Oct 21
Venera 9, 1st craft to orbit planet Venus launched 
Oct 22
"Me & Bessie" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 453 performances 
Oct 22
Cin Reds beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 72nd World Series 
Oct 22
Soviet spacecraft Venera 9 soft-lands on Venus 
Oct 22
Turkish diplomat shot to death in Vienna 
Oct 22
World Football League disbands after the Week 12 of their second season 
Oct 23
Battle between Cuba & South Africa troops in Angola 
Oct 23
Islander Glenn Resch's 5th shut-out opponent-Flyers 3-0 
Oct 24
Turkish diplomat shot dead in Paris 
Oct 25
Denver Nuggets 1st game at McNichols Sports Arena beat St Louis Spirits 
Oct 25
USSR's Venera 10 makes day-side Venus landing 
Oct 26
Anwar Sadat became 1st Egyptian president to officially visit US 
Oct 26
China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC 
Oct 26
Cuba beats Mexico for its 4th Pan Am Games Gold Medal in baseball 
Oct 26
Mary Bea Porter wins LPGA Golf Inns of America 
Oct 27
Covers of both Time & Newsweek picture rock singer Bruce Springsteen 
Oct 28
Calvin Murphy (Houston) begins NBA free throw streak of 58 games 
Oct 28
Cleveland Metroparks assume operating responsibilities for Zoo 
Oct 28
Venezuela and foreign oil companies agree on nationalization as of January 1, 1976 
Oct 29
Boston's Fred Lynn is the overwhelming choice as AL Rookie of Year 
Oct 29
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Oct 29
'Yorkshire Ripper' Peter Sutcliffe kills first victim, Wilma McCann 
Oct 30
Giants pitcher John "the Count of" Montefusco wins NL Rookie of Year 
Oct 30
John Bucyk, Boston, became 7th NHLer to score 500 goals 
Oct 30
King Juan Carlos assumes power in Spain 
Oct 30
NY Daily News runs headline "Ford to City: Drop Dead" 
Oct 31
Bob Geldof's first appearance with Boomtown Rats 
Nov 2
Ed Giacomin as a Red Wing returns to Mad Sq Garden beats Rangers 6-4 
Nov 2
Summit in Houston opens - Rockets beat Milwaukee Bucks, 104-89 
Nov 3
Good Morning America premieres on ABC (David Hartman & Nancy Dussault) 
Nov 4
Orioles Jim Palmer wins his 2nd Cy Young Award 
Nov 5
British government sends troops to Belize 
Nov 5
Sao Tome & Principe adopts constitution 
Nov 6
"Hello, Dolly" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 51 performances 
Nov 6
1st appearance of Sex Pistols 
Nov 7
Kidnapped AKZO director Herrema freed in Ireland 
Nov 8
Nick Bockwinkle beats Verne Gagne in St Paul, to become NWA champ 
Nov 10
Ore ship Edmund Fitzgerald & crew of 29 lost in storm on Lake Superior 
Nov 10
PLO leader Yasser Arafat addresses UN in NYC 
Nov 10
Royals release slugger Harmon Killebrew, ending his 22-year career 
Nov 10
UN General Assembly approves resolution equating Zionism with racism 
Nov 11
Angola gains independence from Portugal (National Day) 
Nov 11
Australian PM Gough Whitlam removed from office by Governor General Sir John Kerr (1st elected PM removed in 200 yrs) 
Nov 12
NY Mets Tom Seaver wins his 3rd Cy Young Award 
Nov 12
Supreme Court Justice William O Douglas retired after 36 years 
Nov 13
"Musical Jubilee" opens at St James Theater NYC for 92 performances 
Nov 14
Spain, Morocco & Mauretania sign accord about Spanish Sahara 
Nov 15
Miss Teenage America Pageant 
Nov 16
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Jacksonville Ladies Golf Open 
Nov 18
Black Panther leader Eldridge Cleaver returns to US 
Nov 18
Calvin Murphy (Houston) ends NBA free throw streak of 58 games 
Nov 19
Reds 2nd baseman Joe Morgan is named NL MVP 
Nov 19
"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" starring Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher is released 
Nov 20
Ronald Reagan announces candidacy for Republican nomination for US President 
Nov 21
Linda McCartney drug charges in US are dropped 
Nov 22
Juan Carlos proclaimed king of Spain 
Nov 22
Drummuckavall Ambush: 3 British Army soldiers are killed and one captured when the Provisional Irish Republican Army attack a watchtower in South Armagh, North Ireland 
Nov 23
63rd CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 9-8 
Nov 23
Bob Thomas of Chicago Bears kicks 55-yard field goal 
Nov 23
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Greater Ft Myers Golf Classic 
Nov 24
"Boccaccio" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 7 performances 
Nov 25
Netherlands grants Suriname independence (National Day) 
Nov 25
Portuguese leftist officers occupy 4 airbases 
Nov 25
A loyalist gang nicknamed the "Shankill Butchers" undertakes its first "cut-throat killing"; the gang was named for its late-night kidnapping, torture and murder (by throat slashing) of random Catholic civilians in Belfast 
Nov 26
US Federal jury finds Lynette Fromme guilty of attempted assassination 
Nov 26
France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island 
Nov 26
Fred Lynn becomes the 1st rookie to win MVP 
Nov 26
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Nov 27
Red Sox's Fred Lynn is 1st rookie to win MVP (AL) 
Nov 27
The Provisional IRA assassinates Ross McWhirter, after a press conference in which McWhirter announced a reward for the capture of those responsible for multiple bombings and shootings across England. 
Nov 28
Democratic Republic of East-Timor proclaimed 
Nov 28
Test Cricket debut of Michael Anthony Holding, WI v Australia Brisbane 
Nov 28
Wings release "Venus & Mars/Rock Show" medley 
Nov 28
As the World Turns and The Edge of Night, the final two American soap operas that had resisted going to pre-taped broadcasts, air their last live episodes. 
Nov 28
Bobby Orr plays his last game for the Boston Bruins 
Nov 29
Kilauea Volcano erupts in Hawaii 
Nov 29
Pres Ford requires states to provide free education for handicapped 
Nov 30
Dahomey becomes Benin 
Dec 1
US President Gerald Ford visits China PR 
Dec 1
Kuwait and Gulf and BP agree on terms of nationalization 
Dec 2
7 South Moluccans hijack train at Wijster Drente, 3 killed 
Dec 2
G S Chappell gets ton in each inn of 1st Test Cricket as capt v WI 
Dec 2
Laos king Sisavang Vatthana resigns, republic forms 
Dec 2
Lao People's Democratic Republic founded (National Day) 
Dec 3
Laos falls to communist forces; Lao People's Democratic Rep proclaimed 
Dec 4
6 South Molukkans occupy Indonesian consulate in The Hague, 1 dead 
Dec 5
"Me & Bessie" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 453 performances 
Dec 5
NASA launches space vehicle S-196, it failed 
Dec 6
41st Heisman Trophy Award: Archie Griffin, Ohio State (RB) 
Dec 6
Balcombe Street Siege: for 6 days, four Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers hold two hostages at an apartment in London, England 
Dec 7
10th Islander shut-out opponent-Glenn Resch 3-0 vs Sabres 
Dec 7
Archbishop Makarios returns Cyprus 
Dec 7
Indonesian army occupies East Timor 
Dec 7
Pat Bradley wins Colgate-Far East Ladies Tournament Golf Tournament 
Dec 8
"Raisin" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 847 performances 
Dec 9
Jelena Bonner receives Andrei Sacharov's Nobel Prize 
Dec 9
US President Gerald Ford signs $2.3 Bn loan-authorization for NYC 
Dec 9
Iraq completes nationalization by taking over the BP, CFP, and Shell shares of the Basrah Petroleum Company 
Dec 10
Andrei Sakharov's wife Yelena Bonner, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize 
Dec 10
Terry Funk beats Jack Brisco in Miami Beach, to become NWA champ 
Dec 11
1st class postage rises from 10 cents to 13 cents 
Dec 11
Great Yankee trade getting Willie Randolph, Dock Ellis & Ken Brett from Pirates for George "Doc" Medich 
Dec 12
Gas stove explodes & starts fire killing 138 (Mecca Saudi Arabia) 
Dec 12
Sara Jane Moore pled guilty to trying to kill US President Gerald Ford 
Dec 13
1st time Saturday Night Live uses a time delay (Richard Pryor hosts) 
Dec 13
Australian Conservatives & Liberals win parliamentary election 
Dec 13
Jane Blalock wins LPGA 14 Colgate Triple Crown Golf Tournament 
Dec 13
Roy Fredericks hits 169 v Aust at WACA, hundred in 71 balls 
Dec 13
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Dec 14
"Treemonisha" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 64 performances 
Dec 14
6 So Moluccan terrorists surrender, holding 23 hostages for 12 days 
Dec 14
WCPR (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins broadcasting on 1620 AM 
Dec 16
1st broadcast of "One Day at a Time" on CBS TV 
Dec 16
Bill Veeck buys 80% of White Sox from John Allyn 
Dec 17
1st time NY Islanders shut-out NY Rangers, 3-0-Billy Smith's 5th 
Dec 17
John Paul Stevens appointed to Supreme Court 
Dec 17
Lynette Fromme sentenced to life for attempt on US President Ford's life 
Dec 19
John Paul Stevens becomes a US Supreme Court Justice 
Dec 19
Ron Wood joined the Rolling Stones 
Dec 19
The Red Hand Commandos, a very secretive Ulster loyalist paramilitary group in Northern Ireland, explode a no-warning car bomb in Dundalk, killing 2 civilians and wounding 20 
Dec 20
Joe Walsh recruited to join Eagles 
Dec 20
Pope Paul VI named J Willebrands archbishop of Utrecht 
Dec 21
"Hello, Dolly" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 51 performances 
Dec 21
"Very Good Eddie" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 307 performances 
Dec 21
1st NY Jet to gain 1,000 yards rushing (John Riggins) 
Dec 21
64th Davis Cup: Sweden beats Czechoslovakia in Stockholm (3-2) 
Dec 21
Madagascar adopts constitution 
Dec 21
Buffalo Sabres set NHL record of 40 points beating Caps 14-2 scoring 5 goals vs Washington Caps in 4:57 
Dec 22
US President Gerald Ford signs the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) 
Dec 23
Congress passes Metric Conversion Act 
Dec 23
Peter Seitz makes Andy Messersmith & Dave McNally free agents 
Dec 26
1st supersonic transport service (USSR-Tupolev-144) 
Dec 26
A crowd of 85661 attends the 1st day of the Aust-WI MCG Test Cricket 
Dec 27
Explosion at Chasnala Colliery collapses drowning 350 (Dhanbad India) 
Dec 28
"Hail Mary Pass"-Cowboys beat Vikings 17-14 on last second pass 
Dec 28
1st broadcast of radio Hilversum IV (classic music) 
Dec 28
Earthquake in Pakistan, 4,000 die 
Dec 28
Gary Cosier scores 109 v West Indies at MCG on Test Cricket debut 
Dec 28
Red Army beats NY Rangers 7-3 at Madison Square Garden 
Dec 28
"The Hail Mary", with 32 seconds left in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game, Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach throws a desperate 50-yard winning touchdown pass to Drew Pearson to defeat the Minnesota Vikings, and the "Hail Mary" play is born 
Dec 29
11 killed, 75 hurt by terrorist bomb at LaGuardia Airport in NYC 
Dec 30
"Boccaccio" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 7 performances