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Subject: famous poeple and events from the 70's

Written By: Lindsay on 10/19/05 at 4:03 pm

hi
I need as much info as possible about famous people and events in the 70's.  I was only born at the end of the 70's so i dont remember much.  If you know any good websites that would help aswell i have to make a 70's room for an open evening and i'm stuck!!!
thanks

Subject: Re: famous poeple and events from the 70's

Written By: Tia on 10/20/05 at 12:38 pm

i was reading the wikipedia entry on the 1970s the other day. actually, i think i was in the specific page for 1978 but they have one for every year, i'm not sure they have one for the whole decade.

what kind of 70s room do you have to make? make sure you got some lava lamps, disco balls, a star wars movie poster (you know, the one with luke skywalker holding up the light saber). some shag carpeting would be nice. oo! oo! and a big 25" t.v. in a wood cabinet. the kind where you pull out the volume knob to turn it on.

can't go wrong with something "witch mountain" related, either, but maybe that's just me with my personal agenda saying that...

Subject: Re: famous poeple and events from the 70's

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/20/05 at 12:59 pm

In no order:

The Iran Hostage situation
Billie Jean King vs Bobby Riggs ("Battle of the sexes" in tennis)
Kent State massacre
Watergate
Energy Crisis
Jonestown

There is much more but that is a start.




Cat

Subject: Re: famous poeple and events from the 70's

Written By: Tia on 10/20/05 at 1:21 pm

three mile island! love canal! fall of saigon! wasn't there a terrorist attack on an olympic team in 1972 or thereabouts? i remember jonestown, actually. i was a little kid and it really freaked me out, that picture of all those people lying with their arms around each other.

Subject: Re: famous poeple and events from the 70's

Written By: Tia on 10/20/05 at 3:33 pm

wow. i kinda ended up on a downer note there. i might be mistaken but i believe the steel roller coaster might have been invented in the 70s. a little more of a cheerful factoid, that.

Subject: Re: famous poeple and events from the 70's

Written By: danootaandme on 10/20/05 at 3:51 pm

Watergate,  democracy in action

Subject: Re: famous poeple and events from the 70's

Written By: gord on 10/20/05 at 8:07 pm

the Patty Hearst kidnapping, arrest and trial.

Subject: Re: famous poeple and events from the 70's

Written By: whistledog on 10/20/05 at 8:12 pm

On January 31, 1970, a 16 year old Canadian named David Milgaard was wrongfully sentenced to Prison for the rape and murder of nursing assistant Gail Miller, a crime which he did not commit

He was released from prison in 1992, and in 1997, was finally cleared of the crime by DNA Evidence.  In 1999, Milgaard was given $10 Million by the Canadian Government

Subject: Re: famous poeple and events from the 70's

Written By: danootaandme on 10/21/05 at 4:10 pm


On January 31, 1970, a 16 year old Canadian named David Milgaard was wrongfully sentenced to Prison for the rape and murder of nursing assistant Gail Miller, a crime which he did not commit

He was released from prison in 1992, and in 1997, was finally cleared of the crime by DNA Evidence.  In 1999, Milgaard was given $10 Million by the Canadian Government


He fared much better than some.  Luckily for him he was in Canada and didn't get the death penalty.  He may have ended up in the study of innocent people executed(oops!  sorry, our mistake)

Subject: Re: famous poeple and events from the 70's

Written By: Kiera on 10/21/05 at 5:56 pm

shag rugs
brown was the new colour for bathrooms!
avocado, harvest gold and brown were colours for kitchen appliances
swag lamps
wigs for women were all the rage
some of the jewellery was cool and back now, like the big plastic rings and earrings
late 70's were big wedgie shoes - UGH!
dishwashers became the new kitchen wonder
Charlie's Angels were on t.v. - get a Farah Fawcett poster
7 (?) Olympic athletes were murdered by terrorists in Munich, Germany during the _______ Olympics

Subject: Re: famous poeple and events from the 70's

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/21/05 at 6:29 pm



7 (?) Olympic athletes were murdered by terrorists in Munich, Germany during the _______ Olympics




1972 Olympics and I think it was 9 athletes (but I could be wrong) from the Israel wrestling team-one guy was from the U.S.  :\'( :\'( :\'(





Cat

Subject: Re: famous poeple and events from the 70's

Written By: AmericanGirl on 10/21/05 at 6:37 pm

For events, this website has a decent synopsis for each year - take a look:

http://www.nostalgiacentral.com/years.htm

I'm sure there are others but you can look there...

Subject: Re: famous poeple and events from the 70's

Written By: Tia on 10/21/05 at 8:58 pm

people played golf on the moon.

there was a nostalgia craze for the 50s. (cf. shanana and grease; okay, i think shanana played woodstock in 69 but they were HUGE in the 70s....)

hollywood had a kinda gritty golden age in the 70s. martin scorsese, stanley kubrick, arthur penn, there were a lot of really fine, if downbeat, movies made. steven spielberg got his start. (i also think the MPAA rating system, G, PG, R, X, was concocted, but that might also have been 1969.)

personal computers first became commonly available in the mid-, late 70s, and i think it was bill gates or somebody said that they'd never catch on? coinop arcade games also got their start with space war and space invaders. (space invaders was 78, yes?)

there's just so much! too bad nothing happened in the 80s except iran-contra and leg warmers.

Subject: Re: famous poeple and events from the 70's

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 10/22/05 at 4:35 am

The Oscars with the streaker that ran across the stage..Streaking, which is running in one's birthday suit in public with nothing but sneakers on, was a fad in the '70s...

Disco, which people either loved or hated..I was the latter.

Frampton Comes Alive was a smash hit album

Same for Carole King's Tapestry

New York City going bankrupt

Debut of 'Saturday Night Live'..which started the sucessful careers of people like the late Gilda Radner and also the late John Belushi, as well as Chevy Chase and in the 80's Eddie Murphy, Joe Piscopo, and the 90's Mike Myers and Dana Carvey

Patty Hearst kidnapping and the infamous picture of her posing for the SLA


Larry Flynt and Hustler Magazine...and his being shot in a courtroom,
rendering him a paraplegic

George Wallace shot while campagining for the 1972 Presidential election..which also rendered him a paraplegic

The Midnight Special concert show on NBC

NBC tries to ditch the peacock which is replaced by the infamous 'N' which was originally used by Nebraska Educational Television, who sued NBC because of it

The Eagles release 'Hotel California'


Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumors' album catapults the band to superstardom..

Bruce Springsteen releases "Born to Run"...and gets put on the cover of either Time or Newsweek,I forget which magazine..

Gerald Ford and his 'Whip Inflation Now' sthick..he also gave Nixon a pardon for the Watergate debacle

New Jersey voters say 'yes' to casinos..and Resorts International Casino-Hotel opens in 1978(?)

the nighttime soap "Dallas" on CBS

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman

the Gong Show

The Boeing 747 enters service in 1970 with Pan Am, New York-London initially...and the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 and Lockheed L-1011 Tristar follow soon after

and of course Hollywood does not miss a chance to make cheesy disaster movies like "The Poseidon Adventure" and the "Airport" series..not to mention "The Towering Inferno" and "Earthquake"...Why Hollywood was obsessed with disasters like planes being blown out of the sky, major fires, and natural disasters..but one could say that action shows like "Emergency!" were about the same stuff...

Jimmy Carter becomes President....and brother Billy debuts "Billy Beer"

Subject: Re: famous poeple and events from the 70's

Written By: Tia on 10/22/05 at 9:48 am

oo! the airport series! i just watched airport '79 the other night. so cheesy, i loved it.

Subject: Re: famous poeple and events from the 70's

Written By: Tia on 10/22/05 at 9:49 am

is the new york going bankrupt thing thing the same as or related to the blackout they had? i remember there was one in 77 or thereabouts.

Subject: Re: famous poeple and events from the 70's

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/22/05 at 12:25 pm


is the new york going bankrupt thing thing the same as or related to the blackout they had? i remember there was one in 77 or thereabouts.



I remember that blackout. I think it was in 78. I was in Conn. and we were watching a movie on Channel 11 (WPIX in NYC) and the station cut out. We started switching the channel and all the NY channels were off the air and all the local networks had the "Please stand by" sign on. I knew something was going on. We left the house and drove around. When the news came on on the car radio, it was turned off before I could hear anything (I was a bit upset but I was basically "low man on the totem pole" so I didn't have a say). We drove out by the water (Long Island Sound) and could see the lightening in the distance (over Long Island). It wasn't until later that I heard about the blackout.



Cat

Subject: Re: famous poeple and events from the 70's

Written By: Tia on 10/22/05 at 12:58 pm



I remember that blackout. I think it was in 78. I was in Conn. and we were watching a movie on Channel 11 (WPIX in NYC) and the station cut out. We started switching the channel and all the NY channels were off the air and all the local networks had the "Please stand by" sign on. I knew something was going on. We left the house and drove around. When the news came on on the car radio, it was turned off before I could hear anything (I was a bit upset but I was basically "low man on the totem pole" so I didn't have a say). We drove out by the water (Long Island Sound) and could see the lightening in the distance (over Long Island). It wasn't until later that I heard about the blackout.


wow. that sounds surreal. i remember that era very vaguely. (even though it's the year of my avatar.) the thing that stuck with me was the gas lines which were the next year, i believe, around the time of the hostage crisis. AND three-mile island happened! it was all this energy-related stuff, there was a lot of anxiety, i remember, a feeling of the world being on the verge of going crazy.

not that we can relate to anything like THAT these days, huh?

:-\\

Subject: Re: famous poeple and events from the 70's

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/22/05 at 1:05 pm


wow. that sounds surreal. i remember that era very vaguely. (even though it's the year of my avatar.) the thing that stuck with me was the gas lines which were the next year, i believe, around the time of the hostage crisis. AND three-mile island happened! it was all this energy-related stuff, there was a lot of anxiety, i remember, a feeling of the world being on the verge of going crazy.

not that we can relate to anything like THAT these days, huh?

:-\\




The energy crisis was before the blackout. I remember the long lines at the gas stations with "odd" and "even" days. To those of you too young to remember-the "odd" and "even" days had to do with what day you could get gas. If your licence plate ended with an odd or even #.




Cat

Subject: Re: famous poeple and events from the 70's

Written By: Tia on 10/22/05 at 1:19 pm

weren't there two? there was one in 73 from the arab-israeli war and then another one around the time of the hostage crisis? i don't think the second one was as bad but i don't remember that well. i would have been preoccupied trying to talk my parents into letting me see "return from witch mountain" again.

the two things i remember real clear from that time were jonestown and the assassination of john lennon, which i believe was 1980 and therefore beyond the scope of this threa.

Subject: Re: famous poeple and events from the 70's

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/22/05 at 1:51 pm


weren't there two? there was one in 73 from the arab-israeli war and then another one around the time of the hostage crisis? i don't think the second one was as bad but i don't remember that well. i would have been preoccupied trying to talk my parents into letting me see "return from witch mountain" again.

the two things i remember real clear from that time were jonestown and the assassination of john lennon, which i believe was 1980 and therefore beyond the scope of this threa.



I don't remember a second one-that is to say, there may have been one, I just don't remember it At that time I was preoccupied myself-only with boyfriends and who was going to host SNL.  ;D ;D




Cat

Subject: Re: famous poeple and events from the 70's

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/21/11 at 12:51 am



1972 Olympics and I think it was 9 athletes (but I could be wrong) from the Israel wrestling team-one guy was from the U.S.  :\'( :\'( :\'(





Cat
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