Music Hits for 1975
of These Nights 4:54 | Eagles | One of These
Freedom 5:24 | Elton John | Elton John: The
Marmalade 3:18 | Patti LaBelle | The Best of
4:50 | Michael Murphey | Blue Sky - Night
Not in Love 6:08 | 10cc | 20th Century
Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of
Queen 3:00 | Queen | Sheer Heart
People 2:28 | America | History: America's
Ain't Seen Nothing Yet 3:57 | Bachman-Turner
Drive | Not
Women Bleed 5:49 | Alice Cooper | Welcome to
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The Year is 1975 ...
Nixon aides convicted in Watergate.
Despite a peace agreement, North VIetnam invades
South Vietnam as Saigon is evacuated. South
Vietnam falls and Vietnam is unified. Vietnam is
formally unified in July, 1976.
Following the American withdrawal from Southeast
Asia, Khmer Rouge Naval Forces seizes the SS
Mayaguez and her crew of 41, the last American
merchant ship to leave Saigon. A rescue
operation is conducted while the remotely-held
crew of the SS Mayaguez is released by their
captors. 38 military personnel die during the
The term "Boat People" emerges to describe
Indochinese refugees who fled Communist rule as
a result of the Vietnam War. Later the tem is
used to describe refugees of other economic and
Civil War in Beirut begins, crippling a
once-flourishing, beautiful tourist center.
Fierce violence erupts after relative silence
since 1958. Beirut is divided into many
territories by religious-based militias.
Bomb explodes in historic Fraunces Tavern, New
York City, and kills four and injures more than
40. Puerto Rican nationalist group (FALN, Armed
Forces of National Liberation) claims
Apollo-Soyuz links in space.
President Jimmy Hoffa disappears on his way to a
meeting with New Jersey Teamsters boss Anthony
Provenzano andAnthony Giacalone, a Detroit Mafia
captain. Investigators believe Provenzano and
Giacalone had Hoffa killed to prevent his return
to the Teamsters presidency.
Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme attempts to assassinate
President Ford in California.
Sarah Jane Moore attempts to assassinate
President Ford in California.
Iron ore ship the Edmund Fitzgerald broke up and
sank in Lake Superior 17 miles northwest of
White Fish Point, killing 29 crewmen on November
10. Winds of up to 74 mph were reported the
night of the disaster. Wreck
of the Edmund
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introduces drive-thru service.
Congress votes to admit women to military
Walter Payton signs with the Chicago Bears.
Evil Kineivel's last jump -- 13 buses.
Prior to losing his Championship fight to
Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier says, "I want to hit
him, step away and watch him hurt. I want his
Tiger Woods is born.
begins programming via satellite.
Managed by the Metropolitan
the Deep Tunnel Project (Tunnel and Reclamation
construction begins in Chicago area to control
water pollution and control flooding.
Pittsburgh Steelers 16
Minnesota Vikings 6
Flew Over the Cuckoo's
wins an Oscar
for Best Picture