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Welcome to Retroville! It's 1970!

IN THE NEWS:

  • U.S. troops invade Cambodia
  • Four students at Kent State University are shot by National Guardsmen at a demonstration protesting the U.S. invasion of Cambodia
  • The first daisy wheel printer is introduced
  • Alan Shugart patents the floppy disk
  • Baltimore Orioles defeat the Cincinnati Reds to win the World Series
  • Singer Janis Joplin dies of a drug overdose at 27

ON THE RADIO:

  • Adventurers Club
  • Catholic Hour
  • Cavalcade of America
  • CBS Radio Mystery Theater
  • Jean Shepard

ON TELEVISION:

  • The Most Deadly Game
  • Mary Tyler Moore Show
  • The Young Rebels
  • Tim Conway Comedy Hour
  • The Young Lawyers
  • Silent Force
  • Hee Haw
  • Johnny Cash Show
  • The Odd Couple
  • The Immortal
  • Flip Wilson Show
  • The Partridge Family
  • The Interns
  • UFO

FADS & FASHION:

  • Alien Zeroid
  • Dawn dolls
  • Masterpiece (the game)
  • Platform shoes
  • 8-track tapes

WHAT THINGS COST:

  • Car: $3,542
  • Gasoline: 36 cents per gallon
  • House: $26,600
  • Bread: 24 cents per loaf
  • Milk: $1.32 per gallon
  • Postage Stamp: 6 cents
  • Average Annual Salary: $11,106
  • Minimum Wage: $1.60 per hour

ACADEMY AWARD - BEST PICTURE:

  • Patton - war drama by Franklin J. Schaffner starring George C. Scott, Karl Malden, and Michael Bates

TONY AWARD - BEST MUSICAL:

  • Applause - based on All About Eve, music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Lee Adams, choreographed by Ron Field, starring Lauren Bacall, Len Cariou, Robert Mandan, and Ann Williams

PULITZER PRIZES:

  • Collected Stories by Jean Stafford (fiction)
  • No Place to Be Somebody by Charles Gordone (drama)
  • Present at the Creation: My Years in the State Department by Dean Acheson (history)
  • Huey Long by T. Harry Williams (biography)
  • Untitled Subjects by Richard Howard (poetry)
  • Gandhi's Truth by Erik H. Erikson (non-fiction)

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE:

  • Norman Ernest Borlaug, U.S., research leader at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center in Mexico City

TOP SONGS:

  • Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head by BJ Thomas
  • Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Diana Ross
  • Tears of a Clown by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
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