1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar , the 1975th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 975th year of the 2nd millennium , the 75th year of the 20th century , and the 6th year of the 1970s decade.
It was also declared the International Women 's Year by the United Nations and the European Architectural Heritage Year by the Council of Europe .
Altair 8800 is released, sparking the microcomputer revolution .
Volkswagen introduces the Golf , its new front- wheel -drive economy car , in the United States and Canada as the Volkswagen Rabbit .
Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham join Fleetwood Mac.
Watergate scandal ( United States ): John N. Mitchell, H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman are found guilty of the Watergate cover-up .
Malawi changes its capital city from Zomba to Lilongwe.
The Federal Rules of Evidence are approved by the United States Congress.
Bangladesh revolutionary leader Siraj Sikder is killed by police while in custody.
A bomb blast at Samastipur, Bihar, India , fatally wounds Lalit Narayan Mishra, Minister of Railways.