1975 Newspaper Headlines
Original 1975 newspaper articles are a great way to remember this year as it happened, through the eyes and words of those who were there at the time. Read about memorable 1975 headlines in an authentic 1975 newspaper from long-lasting newspaper establishments such as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. 1975 brought the world to the ¾ century mark, and Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates. Read about these events and many more in an authentic newspaper from 1975.
January 1, 1975
John N. Mitchell, H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman are found guilty of the Watergate cover-up.
January 6, 1975
Wheel of Fortune premieres on NBC.
January 8, 1975
Ella Grasso becomes Governor of Connecticut, making her the first woman U.S. governor not to succeed her husband.
January 12, 1975
Super Bowl IX takes place, with the Pittsburgh Steelers defeating the Minnesota Vikings 16-6 at Tulane Stadium, New Orleans.
February 13, 1975
A fire breaks out in the World Trade Center.
February 22, 1975
Actress Drew Barrymore is born.
March 4, 1975
Charlie Chaplin is knighted by the Queen of England.
March 10, 1975
The Rocky Horror Show opens on Broadway, with 4 performances.
April 4, 1975
Bill Gates founded Microsoft in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
April 30, 1975
The Vietnam War ends as Communist forces take Saigon, resulting in mass evacuations of Americans and the South Vietnamese people. As the capital is taken, South Vietnam surrenders unconditionally.
May 16, 1975
Junko Tabei becomes the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
June 4, 1975
Actress and director Angelina Jolie is born.
June 20, 1975
Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Peter Benchley’s bestselling book Jaws is released by Universal Pictures, showing in 409 cinemas across the United States. The film brings in $123.1 million by the end of its initial run, and, as a result, is considered to be the first ever modern blockbuster.
August 25, 1975
Bruce Springsteen’s album Born to Run is released.
September 22, 1975
President Gerald Ford survives a second assassination attempt, this time by Sara Jane Moore in San Francisco.
October 1, 1975
Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Frazier in the “Thrilla in Manila” boxing match in the Philippines.
October 11, 1975
NBC airs the first episode of Saturday Night Live.
November 20, 1975
Spanish dictator Francisco Franco dies in Madrid.
November 20, 1975
Former California Governor Ronald Reagan enters the race for Republican presidential nomination, challenging President Gerald Ford.
November 29, 1975
Graham Hill, English Formula One racing driver (b. 1929) dies when he crashes his aeroplane in foggy conditions.
December 30, 1975
Golfer Tiger Woods is born.
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