• President Ford escapes 2 assassination attempts!
• John N. Mitchell, H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman are found guilty of the Watergate cover-up.
• The First ever strike by Doctors in the US causes hospitals to reduce services.
• The Edmund Fitzgerald sinks into immortality.
• The Vietnam war ends!
• The Unemployment Rate in the US reaches 9.2% and recession is recognized by President Ford
FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
• MOVIES: “Jaws” “Dog Day Afternoon” & “One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest”
• T.V.: “All In The Family”, “Rich Man,Poor Man”, “Laverne and Shirley”, “
• The JVC -“VCR” would wildly change how we watched TV and the Sony Betamax was released.
• Mohammad Ali beat Joe Frazier in the “Thrilla in Manila”
• Pam Grier, Lynda Carter and Cheryl Tiegs were the Hot gals and Fashion Icons
• The name "Micro-soft" (for microcomputer software) and Microsoft becomes a registered trademark
• BIC launches the first disposable Razor.
• We wore mood rings, and played with our Six Million Dollar Man action figures, Pet Rocks, the hot board game was Pay Day, and Atari’s home version of “Pong” was the must-have video game.
• The Pittsburg Steelers won Superbowl IX—btw…the cost of a Superbowl ad in 1975 was $107,000.
• The Kool-Aid man began appearing in commercials for Kool-Aid, although the smiling pitcher was the face of Kool-Aid since 1954.
• Rod Serling
• Larry & Moe of the 3 Stooges
• From the Young Americans album.
• John Lennon helped write this song - he came up with the title and Lennon's voice is heard singing the repeated words "FAME, FAME, FAME" with his voice heard at a fast, normal, and slow track, making it sound like a recording on the fast and slow speeds.
• They started working on the song when Bowie invited Lennon to the studio, and Lennon played rhythm guitar on a jam session that resulted in this track. Bowie met Lennon less than a year earlier at a party thrown by Elizabeth Taylor. Lennon was one of Bowie's idols, and they became good friends.
• David Bowie took the top slot for the very first time with “Fame” Your #1 @ 1 from September 1975.