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1975 (Roman Numerals: MCMLXXV) was the 75th year of the 20th century. 1975 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Wednesday.

On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1975.
News Events of 1975

Civil war begins in Lebanon.

North Vietnamese take Saigon ending Vietnam war.

Khmer Rouge occupy the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penn, ending the Cambodian civil war.

Apollo-Soyuz test flight (US and Soviet spaceships dock).

Apollo-Soyuz Test mission

Death of Spanish dictator, Franco. Juan Carlos is declared King of Spain.

Portuguese colonies of Angola, Cape Verde, and Mozambique independent.

East Timor declares independence from Portugal. 9 days later, it is invaded and occupied by Indonesia.

Suriname becomes independent from the Netherlands.

Altair introduce Altair MITS 8800, first personal computer.

Microsoft founded.

British voters, decide in a referendum to remain part of the European Economic Community.

Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, declares a State of Emergency in India.

Indira Gandhi

Papua New Guinea independent from Australia.

India launches its first satellite, Aryabhata.

Sports in 1975
  • American Football:

    1975 Super Bowl (Super Bowl IX):

    • Winning Team: Pittsburgh Steelers

    • Losing Team: Minnesota Vikings

  • Baseball:

    1975 World Series

    • Winning Team: Cincinnati Reds

    • Losing Team: Boston Red Sox

  • Boxing:

    • The Thriller in Manila: Boxers, Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, fight in Manila, the Philippines.

      Muhammad Ali

  • Cricket:

    1975 Cricket World Cup:

    • Host Nation for World Cup Finals: England

    • Winners: West Indies

    • Runners-Up: Australia

  • Soccer:

    1975 European Cup:

    • Winners: Bayern Munich

    • Runners-Up: Leeds United

1975 Was Designated As
  • International Woman's Year

    European Architectural Heritage Year

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