News and Events of 1975

World Events

World Statistics

Population: 4.086 billion
population by decade

Nobel Peace Prize:
Andrei D. Sakharov (USSR)

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U.S. Events

U.S. Statistics

President: Gerald R. Ford
Vice President: Nelson A. Rockefeller
Population: 215,973,199
Life expectancy: 72.6 years
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 53.0
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000): 48.1

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Economics

US GDP (1998 dollars):   $1,630.60 billion
Federal spending:   $332.33 billion
Federal debt:   $541.9 billion
Median Household Income
(current dollars):  
$11,800
Consumer Price Index:   53.8
Unemployment:   8.5%
Cost of a first-class stamp:   $0.10 ($0.13 as of 12/31/75)


Sports

Super Bowl
Pittsburgh d. Minnesota (16-6)
World Series
Cincinnati d. Boston Red Sox (4-3)
NBA Championship
Golden St. Warriors d. Washington Bullets (4-0)
Stanley Cup
Philadelphia d. Buffalo (4-2)
Wimbledon
Women: Billie Jean King d. E. Cawley (6-0 6-1)
Men: Arthur Ashe d. J. Connors (6-1 6-1 5-7 6-4)
Kentucky Derby Champion
Foolish Pleasure
NCAA Basketball Championship
UCLA d. Kentucky (92-85)
NCAA Football Champions
Oklahoma (11-1-0)

Entertainment

Entertainment Awards

Pulitzer Prizes
Fiction: The Killer Angels, Michael Shaara
Music: From the Diary of Virginia Woolf, Dominick Argento
Drama: Seascape, Edward Albee

Oscars awarded in 1975
Academy Award, Best Picture: The Godfather Part II, Francis Ford Coppola, producer; Gray Frederickson and Fred Roos, co-producers (Paramount)

Nobel Prize for Literature: Eugenio Montale (Italy)

1975 Emmy Awards

1975 Tony Awards

Grammys awarded in 1975
Record of the Year: "I Honestly Love You," Olivia Newton-John
Album of the Year: Fulfillingness' First Finale, Stevie Wonder (Tamla/Motown)
Song of the Year: "The Way We Were," Marilyn and Alan Bergman and Marvin Hamlisch, songwriters

Miss America: Shirley Cothran (TX)

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Events

Movies

Books

Science

Nobel Prizes in Science

Chemistry: John W. Cornforth (Australia) and Vladimir Prelog (Switzerland), for research on structure of biological molecules such as antibiotics and cholesterol

Physics: James Rainwater (US), Ben Mottelson, and Aage N. Bohr (both Denmark), for showing that the atomic nucleus is asymmetrical

Physiology or Medicine: David Baltimore, Howard M. Temin, and Renato Dulbecco (all US), for work in interaction between tumor viruses and genetic material of the cell

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