1975 Newspapers

Wondering what happened in 1975 that was worthy of being in the news? Our collection of historic newspapers is the most extensive in the world, featuring over 4 million orignals from some of the renowned news outlets in Britain.

The 1970s was a decade of dissent. Second-wave feminism fought for equality, the punk movement was born in reaction to the establishment, and people rallied behind the People Party which advocated for ecological sustainability after the damage and pollution caused by the industrialisation of modern society.

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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 Daily Mail and The Guardian. 1975 brought the world to the ¾ century mark. It was the year in which Margaret Thatcher became leader of the conservative party in Britain, beginning her rise to power on the home front.

Charlie Chaplin was knighted by the queen for his contributions to cinema, the IRA bombed the London Hilton Hotel, and the serial killer known as “The Yorkshire Ripper” brutally murdered his first victim. International news stories include the death of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco, and the founding of Microsoft by Bill Gates. Read about these events and many more in an authentic newspaper from 1975.

11th February 1975
Margaret Thatcher defeats Edward Heath for the leadership of the Conservative Party.

13th February 1975
A fire breaks out in the World Trade Centre.

28th February 1975
A major tube crash at Moorgate station kills 43 people.

4th March 1975
Charlie Chaplin is knighted by the Queen.

4th April 1975
Bill Gates founded Microsoft in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

30th April 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.

16th May 1975
Junko Tabei becomes the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

5th June 1975
The United Kingdom votes ‘yes’ in a referendum to stay in the European Community.

15th August 1975
‘The Birmingham Six’ are wrongfully sentenced to life in prison for the Birmingham pub bombings.

5th September 1975
The London Hilton hotel is bombed by the Provisional Irish Republican Army. Two people are killed and sixty-three are injured.

1st October 1975
Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Frazier in the “Thrilla in Manila” boxing match in the Philippines.

9th October 1975
A bomb explosion outside Green Park tube station, near Piccadilly in London, kills one person and injures a further twenty.

29th October 1975
Peter Sutcliffe, also known as the ‘Yorkshire Ripper‘, commits his first murder by killing Wilma McCann.

3rd November 1975
The first petroleum pipeline opens from Cruden Bay to Grangemouth in Scotland.

20th November 1975
Spanish dictator Francisco Franco dies in Madrid.

25th November 1975
The Irish Republican Army is outlawed in the United Kingdom.

29th November 1975
Graham Hill, English Formula One racing driver (b. 1929) dies when he crashes his aeroplane in foggy conditions.

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