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1975 1976 1977


  • Alva Myrdal publishes The Game of Disarmament: How the U.S. and Russia Run the Arms Race.
  • James Scott publishes The Moral Economy of the Peasant.
  • Church Committee reports.
  • Miami Cuban wingnuts bomb a Cubana Airlines flight and kill 73 people.
  • Film The Voyage of the Damned is released.
  • China's population is 937.17 million.
  • UNCTAD IV in Nairobi.


  • February 12: Darwin Day
  • March 1: Pakistani President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto names General Zia ul-Haq, a very pious Muslim, to be Pakistan's new army chief of staff. Not a good choice. Zia overthrows Bhutto in 1977 and executes him in 1979.
  • June: Syrian Army intervenes in Labanese civil war.
  • July 4: United States celebrates its bicentennial.
  • September 9: Mao Zedong dies at the age of 82.
  • September 21: Chilean dissident exile Dr. Orlando Letelier and his American aide Ronni Karpen Moffitt are assassinated in Washington, DC, with a bomb planted by agents of the DINA, the Chilean secret police.
  • November 2: In the Presidential election, Democrat Jimmy Carter defeats quasi-incumbent Republican President Gerald Ford
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