Radio Hits of 1975





1975 Sports


*World Series Champions: Cincinatti Reds
*Superbowl Champions: Pittsburgh Steelers
*NBA Champions: Golden State Warriors
*Stanley Cup Champs: Philadelphia Flyers
*U.S. Open Golf: Lou Graham
*U.S. Tennis: Manuel Orantes/Christine Marie Evert
*Wimbledon (Men/Women): Arthur Ashe/Billie Jean King
*NCAA Football Champions: Oklahoma
*NCAA Basketball: UCLA
*Kentucky Derby: Foolish Pleasure

Fashion Icons:


Pam Grier, Lynda Carter, Cheryl Tiegs

Other Facts (1975)

The city of Saigon is surrendered and remaining Americans are evacuated, ending the Vietnam War.
*'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest' won the big five Oscars - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Writing.
*Apollo and Soyuz spacecraft take off for US-Soviet link-up in space (July 15).
*President Ford escapes two assassination attempts in California on (Sept. 5) and (Sept. 22).
*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.
*ABC, CBS and NBC agree to create a "family hour," an early evening time slot that is free of violence and sex.
*Saturday Night Live premieres on NBC. George Carlin hosts the first show.
*Betamax (Beta) video tape was released.
*The laser printer was invented.
*Union Teamster Jimmy Hoffa disappeared.
*Kool-Aid man began appearing in commercials for Kool-Aid, although the smiling pitcher was the face of Kool-Aid since 1954.
*"Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun" - McDonalds.
*John N. Mitchell, H. R. Haldeman, John D. Ehrlichman found guilty of Watergate cover-up (Jan. 1); sentenced to 30 months to 8 years in jail (Feb. 21).
*Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1975: $107,000
*"Don’t leave home without it." - American Express.
*Movies in 1975 included ne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Jaws, Nashville, Dog Day Afternoon, Barry Lyndon.
*Time Magazine's Man 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.
*Miss America: Shirley Cothran (Denton, TX)
*Miss USA: Summer Bartholomew (California)
*Most Popular Christmas Gifts: Mood rings, Pay Day, Pong (home version), Six Million Dollar Man action figures, Playmobil, Pet Rocks, Trac Ball.
What Was On TV:
All in the Family (CBS), Rich Man, Poor Man (ABC), Laverne & Shirley (ABC), Maude (CBS), The Bionic Woman (ABC), Phyllis (CBS), Sanford and Son (NBC), Rhoda (CBS), The Six Million Dollar Man (ABC), Happy Days (ABC).






 







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Abba were at the top of the charts in 1975 with the hugely successful "Mamma Mia".




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