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  • Tokyo, Japan
    Saturday May 10, 1975

    Sony Corporation

    Launching the Betamax

    Tokyo, Japan
    Saturday May 10, 1975

    The company launched the Betamax videocassette recording format in 1975. Sony was involved in the videotape format war of the early 1980s, when they were marketing the Betamax system for video cassette recorders against the VHS format developed by JVC. In the end, VHS gained critical mass in the marketbase and became the worldwide standard for consumer VCRs.




  • Tokyo, Japan
    Saturday May 10, 1975

    Akio Morita

    Releasing The First Betamax Home Video Recorder

    Tokyo, Japan
    Saturday May 10, 1975

    In 1975, it released the first Betamax home video recorder, a year before VHS format came out.




  • Argentina
    Thursday May 29, 1975

    Diego Maradona

    International debut

    Argentina
    Thursday May 29, 1975

    He made his full international debut at age 16.




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