Communist troops in Cambodia launched an offensive which in 117 days collapsed the Khmer Republic.
Sri Chinmoy met with C.V. Narasimhan, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Inter-Agency Affairs.
The Senate of Puerto Rico unanimously passed a proclamation to honour Sri Chinmoy's visit to the Senate floor.
Sri Chinmoy received a certificate of merit from North American Mentor poetry magazine.
Bob Dylan released 'Blood on the Tracks' album.
Sri Chinmoy completed 4,000 paintings.
Sri Chinmoy offered his first 7-hour meditation.
Margaret Thatcher was elected leader of the Tory party in England.
Sri Chinmoy completed 7,000 paintings.
In Nepal, Birendra was crowned king. He came to the throne on 31 January 1972.
Sri Chinmoy painted 1,000 paintings in 21 hours to complete his 10,000 paintings since he began on 19 November 1974.
The UN began observing International Women’s Day.
The Shinkansen (Bullet Train) opened between Osaka and Fukuoka.
Sri Chinmoy offered a meditation and lecture at Earth Day ceremonies in Battery Park, New York.
King Faisal of Saudi Arabia was assassinated.
Sri Chinmoy offered a tribute to the Prophet Mohammed at the United Nations.
A new American flag was flown over the Capitol Building in Washington, DC in honour of Sri Chinmoy’s 11th year in the West. The flag was then sent to Senator Lowell Weicker, Jr. of Connecticut who presented it to Sri Chinmoy.
Opening of an exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s paintings on Wooster St in Soho, NY.
The Sri Chinmoy Centre was accredited as a non-governmental organisation (NGO) at the United Nations. Sri Chinmoy served as its representative to the UN.
Death of Chiang Kai-shek (b. 1887), President of the Republic of China.
Sri Chinmoy created 11 large paintings (4’x8’) dedicated to the soul of America.
Sri Chinmoy’s paintings for America were displayed at Columbia University.
Civil War erupted in Beirut, Lebanon.
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Sri Chinmoy offered 7 lectures at Harvard Divinity School.
The government of Cambodia surrendered to the Khmer Rouge, led by Pol Pot. He ruled Cambodia until 1979. An estimated 1.7 million people were killed under Khmer Rouge.
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (b. 1888), Indian philosopher and president, died. He had been awarded the 1975 Templeton Prize for progress in Religion.
Bill Rodgers (USA) won the Boston Marathon in 2:09:55, breaking the American Record.
Sri Chinmoy met with American artist Peter Max.
Sri Chinmoy painted a 9’x16’ canvas.
The last US forces pulled out of Vietnam.
The Fall of Saigon. The Vietnam War ended as Communist forces seized Saigon. South Vietnam surrendered unconditionally. Saigon was renamed Ho Chi Minh City.
Sri Chinmoy left for a two-week stay with his family in Pondicherry, South India.
President Ford declared an end to the ‘Vietnam Era’.
India annexed the principality of Sikkim.
Mayor Longo of Bristol, Connecticut, named a new variety of chrysanthemum ‘The Honorable Sri Chinmoy’.
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Exhibition of Sri Chinmoy’s paintings at the Musee del Arte, Ponce, Puerto Rico.
Sri Chinmoy offered a programme dedicated to the Buddha, at the United Nations.
Sri Chinmoy offered the opening meditation at the International Conference on Transpersonal Psychology in Iceland.
The Suez Canal re-opened for the first time after the Six-Day War.
Sri Chinmoy offered his first 13-hour meditation on the occasion of Father’s Day.
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declared a state of emergency in India.
Mozambique became an independent state, ending nearly five centuries of Portuguese rule.
Sri Chinmoy completed 27,000 paintings.
Arthur Ashe became the first African-American to win a Wimbledon singles title as he defeated Jimmy Connors.
At the invitation of Sufi leader Pir Vilayat Khan, Sri Chinmoy led a meditation session at a Sufi retreat in Willow, New York.
Archaeologists in China unearthed an army of 8,000 life-size terracotta warriors created more than 2,000 years earlier for the Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi. A farmer had uncovered the first of the figures in 1974.
A US Apollo Spaceship docked with a Soviet Soyuz Spacecraft in orbit in the first superpower linkup of its kind.
President Ford proclaimed this day as a National Day of Prayer.
Sri Chinmoy meditated on stage with religious leaders from various faiths at the National Day of Prayer observance held at the Church Center for the United Nations.
Zakir Hussain and John McLaughlin co-founded the Indian jazz band Shakti.
President Ford appointed Daniel Patrick Moynihan as ambassador to the UN.
The first World Masters Track & Field Games was held in Toronto, Canada.
President Mujibar Rahman of Bangladesh was killed during a military coup.
Haile Selassie I (b. 1882), Ethiopian emperor, died.
On the occasion of his 44th birthday, Sri Chinmoy performed on 27 different musical instruments.
Eamon de Valera (b. 1882), third President of Ireland, died.
Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova asked for political asylum in New York City.
Sri Chinmoy completed 44,000 paintings.
Papua New Guinea gained independence from Australia.
The first public Sri Chinmoy Race was held: 7 miles in Stamford, Connecticut.
‘Thrilla in Manila’ - Muhammad Ali defeated Joe Frazier for the heavyweight boxing title.
Sri Chinmoy completed his 100,000th painting since he began on 19 November 1974.
NBC aired the first episode of Saturday Night Live.
Mayor Joseph Alioto of San Francisco proclaimed the day Sri Chinmoy Day in honour of Sri Chinmoy’s visit.
Sri Chinmoy conducted the opening meditation at the Fifth World Spiritual Summit held in NY in honour of UN Day. Also in attendance was Mother Teresa.