Events in year of 1975

  • 01-01Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Mitchell and Mardian convicted of Watergate crime
  • 01-01Sweden adopts constitution
  • 01-02US Department of Interior designates grizzly bear a threatened species
  • 01-04"Good News" closes at St. James Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 01-04"Gypsy" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 120 performances
  • 01-04"Over Here" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 341 performances
  • 01-04Ford Executive Order on CIA Activities within the US (No 11828)
  • 01-04Ice thickness measured at 4776 m, Wilkes Land, Antarctica
  • 01-04Montreal Canadiens shutout Washington Capitals 10-0
  • 01-05"Wiz" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1672 performances
  • 01-0514 die when British freighter "Lake Illawarra" rams pylon bridge between Derwent and Hobart, Tasmania and ship sinks
  • 01-05Salyut 4 with crew of 2 is launched for 30 days
  • 01-06"AM America, " premieres on ABC-TV with Bill Beutel as host
  • 01-06"Wheel Of Fortune, " debuts on NBC-tv
  • 01-07"Shenandoah" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 1050 performances
  • 01-07Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to AR Ammons (Sphere)
  • 01-07Led Zeppelin fans riot before Boston concert, causing $30,000 damage
  • 01-09600 employees of Royal Canadian Mint go on strike
  • 01-09Australia beat England by 171 runs in 4th Test to regain Ashes
  • 01-11Soyuz 17 carries 2 Cosmonauts to space station Salyut 4
  • 01-12Chrysler Corp offers 1st car rebates
  • 01-12Super Bowl IX: Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Minnesota Vikings, 16-6 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Franco Harris, Pittsburgh, RB
  • 01-14USSR breaks trade agreement with US
  • 01-15Space Mountain opens (Disneyland)
  • 01-18"Jeffersons" spinoff from "All in the Family" premieres on CBS
  • 01-194 mail truck assault on El Al B-747 in Paris, escape to Iraq
  • 01-19Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Colgate Golf Triple Crown
  • 01-205th NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 17-10
  • 01-2128th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 7-1 at Montreal
  • 01-22Landsat 2, an Earth Resources Technology Satellite, launched

People born in year of 1975

  • 01-01Becky Kellar: Ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Olympics - 1998)
  • 01-01Chris Anstey: NBA center (Dallas Mavericks)
  • 01-03Jason Marsden: Actor (General Hospital, Eddie-Munsters Today)
  • 01-05Warrick Dunn: Running back (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 01-06James Farrior: Linebacker (NY Jets)
  • 01-06Laura Berg: Whittier, California -- Softball outfielder (1996 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-07Robert Norman Waddell: Cambridge, New Zealand -- Single scull rower (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-08Jenny Lewis: Las Vegas, Nevada -- Actress (Becky-Life With Lucy)
  • 01-08Star Behl: Miss Delaware USA (1996)
  • 01-08Vitali Yachmenev: Chelyabinsk, Russia -- NHL right wing (LA Kings)
  • 01-09Justin Huish: Fountain Valley, California -- Archer (1996 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-09Mariano Friedick: Tarzana, California -- Pursuit cyclist (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-10Shannon Kavanaugh: Boston, Massachusetts -- Rocker (Ivory Soul)
  • 01-11Brad Badger: Guard (Washington Redskins)
  • 01-11Jacky Verbeek: Dutch soccer player (RKC)
  • 01-11Rory Fitzpatrick: Rochester -- NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 01-12Jocelyn Thibault: Montreal, Quebec -- NHL goalie (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 01-13Angela Holbeck: Australian rower (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-14Marcel Koning: Soccer player (FC The Hague / NEC)
  • 01-15Mary Pierce: Montreal, Quebec -- Tennis star (1995 Australian Open)
  • 01-18Derek Smith: Linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • 01-19Natalie Harvey: Australian 3k / 5k runner (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-21Anette Oldenborg: Miss Universe - Denmark (1996)
  • 01-21Faghma Absalom: Miss Universe - Namibia (1996)
  • 01-21Willem Korsten: Dutch soccer player (Vitesse)
  • 01-22Lee Maxwell Francis Vertongen: Palmerston North, New Zealand -- Cyclist (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-23Kevin Alexander: NFL wide receiver (New York Giants)
  • 01-24Danielle Connors: Miss Virginia USA (1996)
  • 01-25John Piersma: United States -- 200m / 400m freestyle swimmer (1996 Olympics - 4th Place)
  • 01-28Anne Montminy: Montreal, Quebec -- 10m diver (1992, 96 Olympics - 17th Place)

People died in year of 1975

  • 01-01Arthur Pierson: Actor / director (Hat Check Girl), dies at 73
  • 01-03Milton J Cross: TV announcer (Met Opera Auditions), dies at 87
  • 01-03Robert Neumann: Austrian / British Author (False Flag), dies at 77
  • 01-03Walter Linck: Swiss sculptor, dies at 71
  • 01-04Carlo Levi: Italian writer (Parole Sono Pietre), dies at 72
  • 01-05Don Wilson: Pitcher (Astro), dies at 29 of carbon monoxide poisoning
  • 01-06Noel Madison: Actor (Jitterbugs, Black Raven), dies at 77
  • 01-08Anthony Warde: Actor (Big Punch, Buck Rogers), dies at 66
  • 01-08Gertrude Olmsted: Actress (Cobra, Torrent), dies at 70
  • 01-08John Dierkes: Actor (Red Badge of Courage), dies at 69
  • 01-08John Gregson: Actor (Rooney, Assassin), dies at 55
  • 01-08Louis J H C A de Bourbon: Dutch writer / Poet (Gypsy Blood), dies at 66
  • 01-08Richard Tucker [Reuben Ticker]: US tenor (La Gioconda), dies at 61
  • 01-09John Slater: Actor (Deadlock, 3 on a Spree), dies at 58
  • 01-09Pierre Fresnay: French actor (Monsieur Vincent), dies at 77
  • 01-12Caryn Campbell: Bundy victim disappears from Snowmass, Colorado
  • 01-19Thomas Heart Benson: US artist, dies at 85
  • 01-21Marie Lohr: Actress (Pygmalion, Small Hotel, Escapade), dies at 84
  • 01-22Klaas Voskuil: Dutch journalist, dies at 79
  • 01-23Karel Paul van der Mandele: Director (Rotterdam Bank), dies at 94
  • 01-24Larry Fine: Actor (3 Stooges), dies at 72
  • 01-25Vivien Kellems: TV hostess (The Power of Women), dies at 78
  • 01-26Lubov Orlova: Actress (Moscow Laughs, Man of Music, Tanya), dies at 72
  • 01-30Boris Blacher: German Composer (Purloined Letter), dies at 72
  • 02-01Richard Wattis: Actor (Dick & Duchess, Liberace), dies at 62
  • 02-03John Secondari: Newscaster (Open Hearing), dies at 55
  • 02-03Robert Evett: Composer, dies at 52
  • 02-07Brendan Fay: Actor (Hustler, Man on a Swing), dies at 54
  • 02-08Martyn Green: Actor (Gilbert & Sullivan, Mikado), dies at 75
  • 02-13Dagmar Godowsky: Actress (Common Law, Red Lights), dies at 78

Events in year of 1976

  • 01-01"Musical Jubilee" closes at St. James Theater NYC after 92 performances
  • 01-01Liberty Bell moves to new home behind Independence Hall
  • 01-01NBC replaces the peacock logo
  • 01-01Venezuela nationalizes oil fields
  • 01-04"Candide" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 740 performances
  • 01-04"Home Sweet Homer" opens and closes at Palace Theater, New York City
  • 01-05"MacNeil-Lehrer Report" premieres on PBS
  • 01-05Cambodia is renamed "Democratic Kampuchea"
  • 01-06Ted Turner purchases Atlanta Braves for reported $12 million
  • 01-08Franklin Mint strikes 1st gold coins for Netherlands Antilles
  • 01-09Bryan Trottier failed in 4th Islander penalty shot
  • 01-09CW McCall CB song "Convoy" hit #1 on the country music charts
  • 01-09Ringo releases "Oh My My" in the UK
  • 01-11"Pacific Overtures" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 193 performances
  • 01-11Dorothy Hamill wins her 3rd consecutive National figure skating champions
  • 01-11Military coup in Ecuador, President Guillermo Lara leaves
  • 01-11US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill
  • 01-11US male Figure Skating championship won by Terry Kubicka
  • 01-12UN Security Council votes 11-1 to seat Palestine Liberation Organization
  • 01-14"Bionic Woman" with Lindsay Wagner debuts on ABC (later NBC)
  • 01-14Ted Turner becomes CEO of Atlanta Braves
  • 01-15Sara Jane Moore sentenced to life for attempting to shoot President Ford
  • 01-15US-German Helios B solar probe launched into solar orbit
  • 01-16"Donny & Marie" Osmond musical variety show premieres on ABC TV
  • 01-16Peter Frampton released platinum live album "Frampton Comes Alive"
  • 01-17"I Write the Songs" by Barry Manilow hits #1
  • 01-17Hermes rocket launched by European Space Agency
  • 01-18Super Bowl X: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Dallas Cowboys, 21-17 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Lynn Swann, Pittsburgh, WR
  • 01-2029th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 7-5 at Philadelphia
  • 01-21Supersonic Concorde, 1st commercial flights, by Britain and France

People born in year of 1976

  • 01-03Mendel Witzenhauser: Soccer player (Ajax, VVV)
  • 01-06Agnieszka Zielinska: Miss Poland Universe (1997)
  • 01-06Jeremy Linn: United States -- 100m breaststroke (1996 Olympics - Silver / Gold Medalist)
  • 01-06Richard Zednik: Bystrica, Czechoslovakia -- NHL forward (Team Slovakia, Washington)
  • 01-08Brad Snyder: Ontario, Canada -- Shot putter (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-09Amy Safe: Australian rower (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-09Radek Bonk: Koprivnice, Czechoslovakia -- NHL center (Ottawa Senators, Team Czech)
  • 01-13Vaclav Batlik: Costa Mesa, California -- Canoeist (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-16Trisha Stillwell: Miss USA-Oklahoma (1997, top 10)
  • 01-18Laurence Courtois: Kortrijk, Belgium -- Tennis star (1995 finalist Jakarta)
  • 01-18Vincent Polvliet: Soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • 01-19Claire Grech: Miss Malta Universe (1997)
  • 01-19Sky Christopherson: Tucson, Arizona -- Cyclist (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-21Amanda Little: Miss USA-Texas (1997, top 6)
  • 01-21Lynn Thomas: Newport News, Virginia -- Playmate (May 1997)
  • 01-23Byron Hanspard: NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 01-23Phil Boudreault: Copper Cliff, Ontario -- Boxer (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-24Laure Belleville: Miss Universe - France (1996)
  • 01-24Shae-Lynn Bourne: Ontario, Canada -- Pairs skater (Bourne & Kraatz)
  • 01-25Tara Fleming: North York, Ontario -- LPGA golfer (1992 LPGA Corning-10th)
  • 01-26Paul Byrne: Australian 800m ruuner (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-27Haimish Karrasch: Australian rower (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-27Mike Ferrier: Suriname -- Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam, Salernitana)
  • 01-27Rhett Warrener: Shaunavon -- NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
  • 01-29Ilmira Shamsutdinova: Miss Universe - Russia / best costume (1996)
  • 01-30Florian Keller: Munchen, Germany -- Hockey player (Team Germany, Rosenheim)
  • 02-02Steven Dewick: Sydney, NSW -- Swimmer (1996 Olympics)
  • 02-03Dwayne Rudd: Linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 02-03Karen Bradley: Miss Rhode Island USA (1996)
  • 02-06Elina Zisi: Miss Greece Universe (1997)

People died in year of 1976

  • 01-03Mateusz Glinski: Composer, dies at 83
  • 01-03Michael V Love: US test pilot (X-24), dies in F-4 crash at 37
  • 01-04Jan B Cammans: Flemish actor (Brothers Karamazov), dies at 84
  • 01-05Georges E Migot: French composer, dies at 84
  • 01-10Chester Arthur Burnett: US blues pianist / harmonica player, dies at 65
  • 01-12Agatha Christie: Mystery writer (10 Little Indians), dies at 85
  • 01-13Margaret Leighton: British actress (Much ado about nothing), dies at 53
  • 01-17Ad Verhoeven: Soccer player (Xerxes / Sparta), dies in auto accident
  • 01-18Sonia Dresdel: Actor (Fallen Idol, Secret Tent), dies at 67
  • 01-19Kevin Coughlin: Actor (T R Ryan-Mama), killed in hit-&-run at 30
  • 01-23Aleksey Vasilyevich Sorokin: Russian Cosmonaut, dies at 44
  • 01-23Paul Robeson: Athlete / lawyer / singer, dies in Philadelphia at 77
  • 01-28Chris Kenner: Rocker (I Like it Like That)
  • 01-29Michael Gwynn: Actor (Dunkirk, Barabbas, Cleopatra), dies at 59
  • 01-30Jesse "Lone Cat" Fuller: SF Blues Great, dies at 80
  • 01-30Mance Lipscomb: Rocker, dies at 80
  • 02-01Edgar Pangborn: Sci-fi Author (Judgment of Eve, Davy), dies at 66
  • 02-01Werner C Heisenberg: Physicist (Nobel 1932, field theory), dies at 74
  • 02-02Johan[nes A] Kaart: Dutch actor (My Fair Lady), dies at 78
  • 02-02Maurice Jacobson: Composer, dies at 80
  • 02-04Edward Benjamin Britten: Composer, dies at 62
  • 02-05Roger Livesey: Actor (Drum, Vice Versa, Col Blimp), dies at 69
  • 02-06Vince Guaraldi: Jazz pianist (Charlie Brown TV specials), dies at 43
  • 02-11Alice Allen: Actress (Call of the Hills)
  • 02-11Charlie Naughton: Actor (Frozen Limits), dies at 89
  • 02-11Lee J Cobb: Actor (12 Angry Men, On the Waterfront), dies at 64
  • 02-12James Clifton Williams: Composer (Sinfonians), dies at 52
  • 02-12Sal Mineo: Actor (Exodus, Rebel Without a Cause), stabbed at 37
  • 02-13General Murtala Mohammed: Head of Nigeria, killed during a coup
  • 02-13Lily Pons: French / US soprano / opera diva (Met Opera), dies at 71