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This is a list of various things that took place in 1975.

Significant events

January

February

  • 20 - A private jet plane carrying wrestlers Buddy Colt, Mike McCord and Bobby Shane, along with manager Gary Hart, crashes into the water near Tampa Bay, Florida after running into weather trouble. Shane dies in the crash, while Colt, McCord and Hart all escape with injuries. Of the survivors, Colt is forced to retire from the ring following the crash after suffering a badly-broken right ankle

October

  • 4 - Ric Flair, Johnny Valentine, Tim Woods, Bob Bruggers and David Crockett are all injured in a plane crash in Wilmington, North Carolina when the plane runs out of fuel. The plane's pilot dies two months later of injuries suffered in the crash, while Valentine and Bruggers are both forced to retire from the sport due to suffering broken backs (with Valentine also suffering paralysis due to a bone fragment wedging into his spinal column), Crockett suffers a dislocated shoulder and head trauma, and Woods suffers cracked and bruised ribs, a concussion and a back injury. Flair also suffers a broken back in the crash and is initially told by his doctors that his career is over, but he would defy the odds and return to the ring about four months later after going through rigorous physical therapy

Births

Unknown

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

October

December

Deaths

February

July

August

Debuts

Events

December

Title changes

January

February

March

April

  • 21 - Don Leo Jonathan wins the NWA Pacific Coast title from Guy Mitchell in Vancouver

May

June

  • 11 - The Minnesota Wrecking Crew regain the NWA Mid-Atlantic World Tag Team title from Wahoo McDaniel and Paul Jones in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 29 - Wahoo McDaniel wins the NWA Mid-Atlantic title from Johnny Valentine in Asheville, North Carolina

July

  • 3 - Johnny Valentine wins the NWA Mid-Atlantic United States title from Harley Race in Greensboro
  • 4 - Mr. Wrestling II wins the NWA Georgia title from Abdullah the Butcher in Atlanta (approximate date)
  • 11 - Abdullah the Butcher regains the NWA Georgia title from Mr. Wrestling II in Atlanta
  • 19 - Dominic DeNucci chooses Pat Barrett as his new WWWF Tag Team Championship partner after Victor Rivera leaves the WWWF

August

September

October

  • 3 - Mr. Wrestling II wins the NWA Georgia title from Nikolai Volkoff in Atlanta
  • 4 - The NWA Mid-Atlantic United States title, last held by Johnny Valentine, is vacated when Valentine suffers a career-ending injury in a plane crash (see above)

November

December

See also

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