* President Ford escapes two assassination attempts in California, Sept. 5, and Sept. 22.
* The city of Saigon is surrendered and remaining Americans are evacuated, ending the Vietnam War.
* Saturday Night Live premieres on NBC. George Carlin hosts the first show.
* One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest won the big five Oscars - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Writing.
* The Herman Goelitz company introduced the gourmet jelly bean. The original flavors were: Licorice, Lemon, Grape, Root Beer, Cream Soda, Green Apple, Tangerine and Very Cherry. It was rebranded the 'Jelly Belly' in 2001.
* Union Teamster Jimmy Hoffa disappeared.
* Apollo and Soyuz spacecraft take off for a US-Soviet link-up in space on July 15.
* Hip huggers, bell bottoms and leisure suits were the fashion trends in 1975.
* Disco became popular and was the dance of choice.
* People snacked on PEZ candy for the first time, still used 8-track tapes, and asked the Magic 8-ball about their future..
* Patti Hearst becomes "Most Wanted" and is arrested for armed robbery.
* Love Will Keep Us Together - Captain & Tenille
* Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Campbell
* Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John
* Black Water - Doobie Brothers
* Before The Next Teardrop Falls - Freddy Fender
* Best Of My Love - Eagles
* Thank God I'm A Country Boy - John Denver
* Chevy Van - Sammy Johns
* Lady - Styx
* Have You Ever Been Mellow - Olivia Newton John
* Low Rider - War
* Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen
* Fire - Ohio Players
* That's The Way I Like It - KC & The Sunshine Band
* Pick Up The Pieces - Average White Band
* Sister Golden Hair - America
* One Of These Nights - Eagles
* Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
* I Can Help - Billy Swann.
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