Mabee Center E-Museum

Facts of the 70’s

Below are some of the main events, top songs, and fashion trends of the 1970’s:

Main Events of the 70’s

1. Floppy Disks are introduced for PCs (1970)
2. Isreali athletes taken hostage at Olympic Games in Munich (1972)
3. Hit video game PONG is released (1972)
4. Apollo 17 flies NASA’s final voyage to the moon (1972)
5. E-mail is invented (1972)
6. The Mabee Center becomes largest arena in Eastern OK (1972)
7. Sears Tower becomes tallest building in the world (1973)
8. President Nixon resigns from Presidency (1974)
9. Hank Aaron beats Babe Ruth’s home run record (1974)
10. VCR’s are introduced (1976)
11. USA celebrates bicentennial birthday (1976)
12. MRI is used for the first time (1977)
13. Construction of the Alaskan Pipeline is completed (1977)
14. Ultrasound is used for the first time (1978)
15. Sony introduces the Walkman (1979)

Billboard Top 15 Songs of the 1970’s

1. “Bohemian Rhapsody”, Queen
2. “Dancing Queen”, ABBA
3. “Let It Be”, The Beatles
4. “Stairway To Heaven”, Led Zeppelin
5. “Hotel California”, Eagles
6. “We Are The Champions”, Queen
7. “Piano Man”, Billy Joel
8. “Imagine”, John Lennon
9. “Heart Of Glass”, Blondie
10. “I Will Survive”, Gloria Gaynor
11. “Stayin’ Alive”, Bee Gees
12. “How Deep Is Your Love”, Bee Gees
13. “American Pie”, Don McLean
14. “That’s The Way (I Like It)”, KC & The Sunshine Band
15. “We Will Rock You”, Queen

Fashion Trends of the 70’s

1. Bell-bottom jeans
2. Platform shoes
3. Afro hair
4. Animal print clothes
5. Leisure suits
6. Plaid pants
7. Tye dye shirts
8. Farrah Fawcett hair