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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.

DateEvent
11th February 1975Margaret Thatcher defeats Edward Heath for the leadership of the Conservative Party.
13th February 1975A fire breaks out in the World Trade Centre.
28th February 1975A major tube crash at Moorgate station kills forty-three people.
4th March 1975Charlie Chaplin is knighted by the Queen.
4th April 1975Bill Gates founded Microsoft in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
30th April 1975The 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 1975Junko Tabei becomes the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
5th June 1975The United Kingdom votes ‘yes’ in a referendum to stay in the European Community.
11th August 1975 British Leyland Motor Corporation comes under British government control.
15th August 1975‘The Birmingham Six’ are wrongfully sentenced to life in prison for the Birmingham pub bombings.
5th September 1975The 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 1975Peter Sutcliffe, also known as the ‘Yorkshire Ripper‘, commits his first murder by killing Wilma McCann.
3rd November 1975The first petroleum pipeline opens from Cruden Bay to Grangemouth in Scotland.
20th November 1975Spanish dictator Francisco Franco dies in Madrid.
25th November 1975The 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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