1975 in the United Kingdom

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Events from the year 1975 in the United Kingdom.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

  • 5 June – 67% of voters supported continued membership of the EEC in a referendum.[22]
  • 9 June – Proceedings in Parliament were broadcast on radio for the first time.[23]
  • 13 June – UEFA placed a three-year ban on Leeds United from European competitions for the actions of their fans at last month's European Cup final.
  • 14 June – Ambulance crews in the West Midlands staged a ban on non-emergency calls in a dispute over pay and hours.[24]
  • 17 June – Leeds United lodged an appeal against their ban from European competitions.[25]
  • 19 June – A coroner's court jury returned a verdict of wilful murder, naming Lord Lucan as the murderer, in the inquest on Sandra Rivett, the nanny who was found dead at his wife's London home seven months previously.[26]
  • 30 June – UEFA reduces Leeds United's ban from European competitions to one season on appeal.[27]

July[edit]

  • 5 July – A 36-year-old Keighley woman Ann Rogulskyj was badly injured in a hammer attack in an alleyway in the West Yorkshire town.[28]

August[edit]

  • 1 August – The government's anti-inflation policy came into full effect. During the year, inflation reached 24.2% - the second highest since records began in 1750 and the highest since 1800.[29] A summary of the White Paper Attack on Inflation is delivered to all households.
  • 14 August – Hampstead entered the UK Weather Records with the Highest 155-min total rainfall at 169 mm.
  • 15 August – A 46-year-old Halifax woman Olive Smelt was severely injured in a hammer attack in an alleyway in the town.[30]
  • 16 August – Football hooliganism struck on the opening day of the English league season, with hundreds of fans being arrested at games across the country - the total number of arrests exceeded seventy at the stadiums of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City.[31]
  • 19 August – Headingley cricket ground was vandalised by people campaigning for release from prison of the armed robber George Davis. A scheduled test match between England and Australia due to take place there had to be abandoned. This was the climax to a campaign in which the slogan George Davis is Innocent was widely sprayed throughout London.[32]
  • 21 August – 1.25 million are jobless
  • 27 August – A 14-year-old, Tracy Browne, was badly injured in a hammer attack in a country lane at Silsden, near Keighley.[33]
  • 31 August - Cavalcade of steam locomotives at Shildon, County Durham, to mark the 150th anniversary of the Stockton and Darlington Railway.

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Undated[edit]

Publications[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

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  5. ^ "1975: Tories choose first woman leader". BBC News. 11 February 1975. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  6. ^ "1975: Miners set for 35 per cent pay rises". BBC News. 13 February 1975. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  7. ^ "1975: PC murder linked to IRA bomb factory". BBC News. 27 February 1975. Archived from the original on 2 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  8. ^ "1975: Dozens killed in Moorgate Tube crash". BBC News. 28 February 1975. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
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  11. ^ "1975: Kidnapped heiress found strangled". BBC News. 7 March 1975. Archived from the original on 17 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  12. ^ "1975: National Front rallies against Europe". BBC News. 25 March 1975. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
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  14. ^ "1975: 'Cambridge rapist' strikes again". BBC News. 13 April 1975. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
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  38. ^ "1975: London's Spaghetti House siege ends". BBC News. 3 October 1975. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  39. ^ "1975: Man killed in Piccadilly bomb blast". BBC News. 9 October 1975. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
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  42. ^ "1975: TV presenter Ross McWhirter shot dead". BBC News. 27 November 1975. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  43. ^ "1975: Graham Hill killed in air crash". BBC News. 29 November 1975. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  44. ^ "1975: Couple under siege in Balcombe Street". BBC News. 6 December 1975. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  45. ^ "1975: Balcombe Street siege ends". BBC News. 12 December 1975. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  46. ^ "1975: New laws to end battle of the sexes". BBC News. 29 December 1975. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
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