|<< - 1974|
|World Series Champions:
|Superbowl IX Champions:
Golden State Warriors
|Stanley Cup Champs:
|U.S. Open Golf:
|U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Manuel Orantes/Christine Marie Evert
Arthur Ashe/Billie Jean King
|NCAA Football Champions:
|NCAA Basketball Champions:
|The Hotties, Sex Symbols and Fashion Icons:
Adrienne Barbeau, Barbi Benton, Lynda Carter, Charo, Britt Ekland, Beverly Johnson, Pam Grier, Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Cheryl Tiegs, Mary Woronov
"The 1975 Quotes"
"Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles,
onions on a sesame seed bun"
"I'd rather be dead than sing Satisfaction when I'm 45"
"We're gonna need a bigger boat"
"We answer to a higher authority"
"The ultimate driving machine"
"Donít leave home without it."
|Time Magazine's Women of the Year
American Women, Represented by Susan Brownmiller, Kathleen Byerly, Alison Cheek, Jill Conway, Betty Ford, Ella Grasso, Carla Hills, Barbara Jordan, Billie Jean King, Carol Sutton, Susie Sharp, and Addie Wyatt
Shirley Cothran (Denton, TX)
Summer Bartholomew (California)
Clayton Moore, who played the Lone Ranger on TV for 169 episodes and two feature films in the 1950s, was sued by the Wrather Corporation, who owned the Lone Rager character by copyright. Although forever typecast, he proudly carried the role in character and made appearances as The Ranger. After the suit, he wore wrap-around sunglasses instead of the mask.
Union Teamster Jimmy Hoffa disappeared.
The laser printer was invented.
Kool-Aid man began appearing in commercials for Kool-Aid, although the smiling pitcher was the face of Kool-Aid since 1954.
The Ford F-150 truck was introduced.
'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest' won the big five Oscars - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Writing.
Lowest PGA score of 63 played by Bruce Crapton.
The Herman Goelitz company introduced the gourmet jelly bean. The original flavors were: Licorice, Lemon, Grape, Root Beer, Cream Soda, Gren Apple, Tangerine and Very Cherry. It was rebranded the 'Jelly Belly' in 2001.
Betamax (Beta) video tape was released.
Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1975: $107,000
Caring for Pet Rocks, invention credited to Gary Dahl, but also claimed by our website owner, Joe Hummel who sold them as a preeteen in the early 1970s.
Avoiding the beaches, thanks to the film, Jaws.
|1st appearances & 1975's Most Popular Christmas
gifts, toys and presents:
Mood rings, Pay Day, Pong (home version), Six Million Dollar Man action figures, Playmobil, Pet Rocks, Trac Ball
|The Fail (Television):
McLean Stevenson quit CBS's TV Show M*A*S*H
|1975 Most Popular TV shows:
1. All in the Family (CBS)
2. Rich Man, Poor Man (ABC)
3. Laverne & Shirley (ABC)
4. Maude (CBS)
5. The Bionic Woman (ABC)
6. Phyllis (CBS)
7. Sanford and Son (NBC)
8. Rhoda (CBS)
9. The Six Million Dollar Man (ABC)
10. Happy Days (ABC)
The biggest Pop Artists of 1975 include:
(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard's Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)
The Number One Hits Of 1975: