World Events

Posted in 1975

  • Flag of Papua New GuineaEnd of the Vietnam war (South Vietnam surrenders).
  • Suez Canal re-opens to shipping.
  • Civil War begins in Lebanon.
  • Papua New Guinea gains independence.
  • Indonesia occupies East Timor.
  • Death of Franco ends dictatorship in Spain.
  • Apollo-Soyuz space link; US and Soviet astronauts meet in space, 200kms above the earth's surface.

Spanish dictator Franco right shaking hands with Hitler during WWII