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President – Richard Nixon
 
-Country involved in the Vietnam War
-Lottery Draft put in place
-Over half million attend Woodstock in NY to see performances by Janis Joplin, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, etc.
-Tiny Tim is a star
-Construction begins on Walt Disney World in Orlando
-Hurricane Camille, a Category 5, hits Mississippi and La., killing hundreds
-PBS Network is established
-The FCC bans advertising of cigarettes on TV and radio
-Sirahan Sirahan convicted of assassination of Robert Kennedy
-MOST IMPORTANT – Apollo 11 lands on the moon and Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin take the first walk on the moon
 
Entertainment:
 
Books:
 
-The Godfather by Mario Puzo
-Portnoy’s Complaint by Philip Roth
-Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Nobel Prize for Literature – Samuel Beckett (Ireland)
 
Movies:
 
-Best Movie Oscar “Oliver”
-Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid
-On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
-True Grit
-Hello Dolly
-Love Bug
-Funny Girl
-Where Eagles Dare
 
Television: (Top 20 Shows)
 
-Rowan and Martin’s Laugh In
-Gunsmoke
-Bonanza
-Mayberry RFD
-Family Affair
-Here’s Lucy
-The Red Skelton Hour
-Marcus Welby, MD
-Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color
-The Doris Day Show
-The BillCosby Show
-The Jim Neighbor Hour
-The Carol Burnett Show
-The Dean Martin Show
-My Three Sons
-Ironside
-The Johnny Cash Show
-The Beverly Hillbillies
-Hawaii Five-0
-The Glenn Campbell Hour
-Hee Haw makes its debut
-Sesame Street is launched
 
Music – Billboard Top 10
 
-Aquaruis – 5th Dimension
-Dizzy – Tommy Roe
-Sugar, Sugar – The Archives
-Crimson and Clover – Tommy James and the Shondells
-Crystal Blue Persuasion – Tommy James and the Shondells
-Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye – Steam
-Take a Letter Maria – R. B. Graves
-Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations
-Time of the Season – The Zombies
-Good Morning Sunshine – Oliver
 
Grammys:
 
Song of the Year – “Little Green Apples”
Record of the Year – “Mrs. Robinson” Simon and Garfinkel
Album of the Year – “By the Time I Get To Phoenix” Glen Campbell
 
Popular Musicians:
 
Elvis
Four Tops
Temptations
Supremes
Bob Dylan
The Rolling Stones
The Beatles
James Brown
Johnny Cash
John Denver
Fleetwood Mac
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Led Zeppelin
Elton John
 
 
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY:
 
-First In Vitro Fertilization
-Scanning Electron Microscope developed
-Use of DDT banned in residential areas
-Micro Processor is invented opening the door for the computer revolution
-First ATM in USA
-ARPANET, the predecessor of the Internet, is created
-Battery Powered smoke detector is invented
-Seiko sells the first Quartz Watch
-First successful transplant of the Human Eye
-First artificial heart transplant
 
Transportation:
 
-Pontiac Firebird introduced
-Concorde test flight in France
-Boeing 747 Jumbo jet carrying 191passengers makes its maiden flight
 
Retail:
 
-Wal-Mart is incorporated
-First GAP store opens
-First Wendy’s opens
 
SPORTS:
 
SUPER BOWL – NY Jets defeat Baltimore
NCAA Football National Champion - Texas
World Series – NY Mets defeat Baltimore Orioles
Auburn Defeated Alabama at Legion Field 49-26
NBA – Boston Defeated LA Lakers
Tennis – Ann Jones defeated Billie Jean King and Rod Laver defeated J Newcom
 
 
DO YOU REMEMBER?
 
-Candy cigarettes ( real cigarettes?)
-The State fair and “kiddie land”
-Cotton candy, snowcones in paper cups, goo goo clusters?
-Peace signs
-Madras pants
-Circle pins
-Penny loafers
-Headbands
-Knee socks
-Pasquales
-Jack’s
-McDonald’s Vestavia with REAL French fries
- Leadouts at Cascade Plunge
-Shoney’s