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Sporting Highlights for 1975

Here are some of the sporting highlights in the world of sport for 1975.

Australian John Newcombe defeated three time grand slam winner Jimmy Connors to win the Australian Open for the second time and his seventh and final grand slam title. Bjorn Borg successfully defended his French Open title and Arthur Ashe won his third and final slam at the Wimbledon after five years of grand slam drought.

Evonne Goolagong Cawley won the Australian Tennis Open for the second straight time which was a part of her three-peat. Chris Evert continued her previous year success by winning two more grand slam titles. Billie Jean King won the Wimbledon for the 6th time which was her 12th and final grand slam title.

It was the year of the first ICC Cricket World Cup which was held in England. Eight nations participated in the event in which the West Indies defeated Australia to win the cup.

Jack Nicklaus won two majors, Masters Tournament and PGA Championship, which was the fourth time he would win two majors in the same year. He would repeat the feat again in 1980 for the fifth and final time. Tom Watson won the first of his seven majors at The British Open and Kathy Whitworth won her sixth and final major at the LPGA Championship.

Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1975.

Date Results
Jan Tennis Australia Open won by John Newcombe and Evonne Goolagong
Jan Super Bowl held in New Orleans won by Pittsburgh
April Golf Masters won by Jack Nicklaus (5th win)
May Tennis French Open won by Bjorn Borg and Chris Evert
June Golf US Open won by Lou Graham
July the Cycling Tour de France won by Bernard Thévenet
July Tennis Wimbledon won by Arthur Ashe and Billie Jean King
July Golf The Open Championship won by Tom Watson
Aug Golf US PGA won by Jack Nicklaus (4)
Sep Tennis US Open won by Manuel Orantes and Chris Evert
Oct The Baseball World Series won by Cincinnati Reds

Please note that the dates for past events are not always known, and are sometimes just placed in the month that the current event is held. If no exact date is listed, then it is just an estimated month that it was held.

If you have a correction or know of events that should be included here, please let me know.

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