July 17, 1975 – Superpowers meet in space

July 17, 1975 – Superpowers meet in space

On July 17, 1975, as part of a project aimed at developing space rescue capability, the U.S. spacecraft Apollo and the Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 19 rendezvous and dock in space.

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June 26, 1975 – Sonny and Cher’s divorce becomes final

June 26, 1975 – Sonny and Cher’s divorce becomes final

With a string of pop hits in the mid-1960s that began with the career-defining “I Got You Babe” (1965), Sonny and Cher Bono established themselves as the most prominent and appealing married couple in the world of popular music.

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June 20, 1975 – Jaws Released

June 20, 1975 – Jaws Released

The ominous tones of the now-famous “shark theme” (composed by John Williams and performed by tuba player Tommy Johnson) mark the arrival of Hollywood’s first major summer blockbuster on this day in 1975, when the director Steven Spielberg’s thriller Jaws debuts in U.S. theaters.

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