The 1970s (pronounced "nineteen-seventies", commonly abbreviated as the "Seventies") was a decade that began on  January 1, 1970, and ended on December 31, 1979. United

States President Richard Nixon resigned as President on August 9, 1974, while facing charges for impeachment for the Watergate scandal.

 

Funk, an offshoot of soul music with a greater emphasis on beats, and influences from rhythm and blues, jazz, and psychedelic rock, was very popular. The mid-1970s also saw the rise of disco music, which dominated during the last half of the decade with bands like the Bee Gees, Chic, ABBA, Village People, Boney M, Donna Summer, KC and the Sunshine Band, and others.

 

The late 1970s also saw the beginning of hip hop music with disc jockeys like DJ Kool Herc and Afrika Bambaataa taking loops from funk and soul records and play them repeatedly at block parties and dance clubs. At the end of the 1970s, popular songs like "Rapper's Delight" by Sugarhill Gang gave hip hop a wider audience. Hip hop was also influenced by the song "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" by Gil Scott-Heron.

Headlines

1970

Senate Curbs Defacto School Segregation 

Chicago 7 Are Acquitted Of Conspiracy To Riot 5 Found Guilty Of Lesser Charges 

South Whites Storm Bus To Prevent integration 

National Guard Opens Fire Killing Four Students At Kent State University 

 

Nixon Asks Vote For 18 Years Olds 

747 With 379 Aboard Hijacked To Cuba 

Soviet Cosmonauts Set New Record Of 17 Days In Space 

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In The News

1970

Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty goes into affect 

Nation Celebrates Earth Day 

Stocks rise 32.04 in record day 

Penn Central asks for bankruptcy reorganization 

New York Abortion law takes effect, most liberal in US 

200,00 Are killed in East Pakistan Cyclone Tidal Wave 

Singer Janis Joplin dies

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News

Economy

Prices

1970

Cost of a new home: $26,600.00

Median Household Income: $8,734.00 

Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.06 

Cost of a gallon of regular gas: $0.36 

Cost of a dozen eggs: $0.62 

Cost of a gallon of Milk: 1.15

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1970

President: Richard M. Nixon 

Vice President: Spiro T. Agnew 


Population: 205,052,174 

Life expectancy: 70.8 years 


Dow-Jones  

High: 842 

Low: 669 


Federal spending: $195.65 billion 

Federal debt: $380.9 billion 

Inflation: 6.5% 

Consumer Price Index: 38.8 

Unemployment: 3.5%

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70's Sports

Hank Aaron
Jimmy Connors
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Football

1970

Superbowl V : Baltimore 16 - DALLAS 13 

  

Pro MVP: John Brodie, San Francisco, QB & George Blanda, Oakland, QB-PK 

  

College Football: Nebraska 

  

Heisman Trophy: Jim Plunkett, Stanford, QB 

  

Rose Bowl: Stanford 27, Ohio St. 17 

Orange Bowl: Nebraska 17, LSU 12 

Cotton Bowl: Notre Dame 24, Texas 11 

Sugar Bowl: Tennessee 34, Air Force 13

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Basketball

1970

NBA Championship 

Winner: NEW YORK 4-3 (WLWLWLW) - Coach: Red Holzman 

Opposing Team: LA Lakers - Coach: Joe Mullaney 

  

NBA MVP: Willis Reed, New York, C Ave Score: 21.7 

  

NCAA National Champions: UCLA 28-2 - Coach: John Wooden

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Baseball

1970

World Series 

Winner:  Baltimore 4-1 (WWWLW) - Coach: Earl Weaver 

Opposing Team: CINCINNATI - Coach: Sparky Anderson 

  

National League 

MVP: Johnny Bench, Cin -  C 

Rookie of the Year: Carl Morton, Mon -  P 

  

American League 

MVP: Boog Powell, Bal -  1B 

Rookie of the Year: Thurman Munson, NY -  C 

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