1975 was quite a year.
Pierre Trudeau was Prime Minister of Canada
Bill Davis was premier of Ontario
Products labeled in grams and ml replaced those labeled in ounces and pounds.
Television cameras are allowed to film in Parliament and the antics of politicians changed for the worse immediately!
The beaver becomes an official symbol of Canada. The US can have its menacing eagle - give me a fuzzy, hard working beaver any day!
The CN Tower was completed in Toronto. Somehow having the tallest freestanding structure in the world did little to improve the city.
Gerald Ford is president of the US.
Evacuation of US civilians from Saigon as Communist forces complete takeover of South Vietnam.
FBI agents capture Patty Hearst, who is indicted and convicted of bank robbery.
Teamster Jimmy Hoffa disappears without a trace.
First Lady Betty Ford says in an interview that she thinks her children have tried marijuana, the free world crumbled in fear and horror.
Natalie Imbruglia, Drew Barrymore, David Beckham, Enrique Iglesias, Angelina Jolie, and Tiger Woods are born.
Cincinnati Reds win the World Series
Pittsburgh Steelers win Superbowl IX
Philadelphia Flyers win the Stanley Cup
Production begins on Star Wars
Jaws and The Rocky Horror Picture Show are the top grossing films
Soul Train premieres on television in the United States - fashion immediately deteriorates.
"The Way We Were" (performed by Barbara Streisand) wins the Grammy for best song. The Grammys ceased to have any relevance.
Saturday Night Live and Wheel of Fortune premiere.
And on June 30th in a North York hospital Paul was born. The other momentous event that day was an earthquake in Yellowstone Park.
Poor Paul, he turned 33 today and had to work. How depressing. Lately we have been away on his birthday - we've celebrated in Maine, Chicago, camping, canoeing and fending off black bears in Algonquin Park. It seems quite strange to be home. I am sure it seems even more strange to him to be working!
Paul enjoying his 'birthday' dessert in Augusta, Maine last year