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REMEMBER 1978....

1978 POLITICS

Prime Minister - Pierre Elliott Trudeau
President -James Earl Carter, Jr.



1978 IN THE NEWS

Pope Paul dies, John Paul I is elected
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Pope John Paul I dies, Polish Cardinal is named Pope John Paul II
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900 Jimmy Jones cult members die in murder suicide in Guyana
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Hustler owner Larry Flint shot after testifying
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"Bugs" are found in US Embassy in Moscow
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"The Incredible Hulk" with Lou Ferrigno premiers
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"WKRP In Cincinnati" with Loni Anderson premiers
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Pete Rose sets a NL consecutive game hitting streak record of 44
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Fads: Biorhythm, toga parties


1978 MUSIC BILLBOARD TOP 10

1.  We Are The Champions - Queen
2.  Hot Child In The City - Nick Gilder
3.  It's A Heartache - Bonnie Tyler
4.  Take A Chance On Me - Abba
5.  Baby Come Back - Player
6.  Reminiscing - Little River Band
7.  Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton
8.  If I Can't Have You - Yvonne Elliman
9.  Kiss You All Over - Exile
10.  I Go Crazy - Paul Davis


1978 TV FAVOURITES

1.  Laverne and Shirley
2..  Three's Company
3..  Mork and Mindy
4.  Happy Days
5.  The Ropers
6..  What's Happening
7.  Alice
8.  M*A*S*H
9.  All In The Family
10.  Taxi


1978 SPORTS

Stanley Cup Champions - Montreal Canadiens (Boston Bruins)
World Series - New York Yankees (LA Dodgers)
Superbowl XIII - Pittsburg Steelers (Dallas Cowboys)
NBA Championship - Washington Bullets (Seattle Sonics)


1978 TOP MOVIES

1.  Grease
2.  Animal House
3.  Superman
4. Jaws 2
5.  Halloween


1978 POTPOURRI

Garfield the cat cartoons make there first appearance
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First test tube baby "Louise Brown"  born in Oldam England, fertilized egg is implanted in mother
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Exercise is in providing a fahion trend in apparel
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Tennis top money winners are Bjorn Borg and Martina Navratilova
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"Animal House" opens in theatres
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Taxi is a hit TV program, wins an Emmy
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Saturday Night Fever sound track is the best selling album
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Betty Ford enters a treatment centre for alcohol addiction





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REMEMBER 1977....



1977 POLITICS

Prime Minister - Pierre Elliott Trudeau
President - James Earl Carter, Jr




1977 IN THE NEWS

"Son of Sam" killer is arrested in NYC
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Gary Gilmore faces firing squad, first US execution in 10 years
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Dies: Charlie Chaplin,Bing Crosby, Guy Lombardo, Groucho Marx,
Elvis Presley
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The "Love Boat" with Gavin McLeod premieres
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The first fusion reactions by laser are achieved
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US and Panama sign Canal Zone Treaty
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570 die as two 740's collide over Canary Islands
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Carter grants unconditional amnesty to Vietnam draft dodgers



1977 MUSIC BILLBOARD TOP 10

1.  Boogie Nights - Heatwave
2.  Undercover Angel - Alan O'Day
3.  Rich Girl - Hall and Oates
4.  I'm In You - Peter Frampton
5.  Don't Leave Me This Way - Thelma Houston
6.  You Make Me Feel Like Dancing - Leo Sayer
7.  I'm Your Boogie Man - KC and the Sunshine Band
8.  Got To Give It Up - Marvin Gaye
9.  Couldn't Get It Right - Climax Blues Band
10.  Car Wash - Rose Royce


1977 TV FAVOURITES

1.  Laverne and Shirley
2.  Happy Days
3.  Three's Company
4.  60 Minutes
5.  Charlie's Angels
6..  All In The Family
7.  Little House On The Prarie
8.  Alice
9.  M*A*S*H
10.  One Day At A Time


1977 SPORTS

Stanley Cup Champions - Montreal Canadiens (Boston Bruins)
World Series - New York Yankees ( LA Dodgers)
SuperBowl XII -  Dallas Cowboys (Denver Broncos)
NBA Championship - Portland Trail Blazers (Philadelphia 76'ers)


1977 TOP MOVIES

1.  Star Wars
2.  Saturday Night Fever
3.  Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
4.  Smokey And The Bandit
5. In Search Of Noah's Ark


1977 POTPOURRI

Specials "Roots" and "Holocaust" attract large audiences
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The neutron bomb is developed
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AJ Foyt wins Indy 500 for a record 4th time
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Fads: bottled water, roller disco, mopeds health foods, Farah Fawcett posters
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High coffee prices cause a consumer boycott
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Top model Cheryl Tiegs earns a $1,000 a day
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President Jimmy Carter begins his "Fireside" chats in a cardigan sweater
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Radio Shack CB radio is popular




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REMEMBER 1976....

1976 POLiTICS

Prime Minister - Pierre Elliott Trudeau
President - Gerald R. Ford



1976 IN THE NEWS

Patty Hearst is found guilty of bank robbery
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U.S. Supremme Court allows removal of Karen Quinlan's life support systems
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Viking lands on Mars and sends back photos
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Chinese leader Mao Tse-tung dies
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Nixon says Kissinger Aides' phones were tapped
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Concord begins regular transatlantic flights
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Two amateur electronic enthusiasts develop the Apple computer in a California garage
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Farah Fawcett-Majors posters become a fad



MUSIC BILLBOARD TOP 10

1. Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John and Kiki Dee
2. Dream Weaver - Gary Wright
3. Love Machine - The Miracles
4. Let Your Love Flow - The Belemy Brothers
5. Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
6. Saturday Night - Bay City Rollers
7. Fooled Around and Fell In Love - Elvin Bishop
8. I'd Really Love to See You Tonight - England Dan and John Ford Coley
9. All By Myself - Eric Carmen
10. S.W.A.T. (theme) - Rythum Heritage



1976 TV FAVOURITES

1. Happy Days
2. Laverne and Shirley
3. The ABC Monday Night Movie
4. M*A*S*H
5. Charlie's Angels
6. The Big Event
7. The Six-Million-Dollar Man
8. The ABC Sunday Night Movie
9. Baretta
10. One Day At a Time



1976 SPORTS

Stanley Cup Champions - Montreal Canadiens (Philadelphia Flyers)
World Series - Cincinnati Reds (New York Yankees)
Superbowl XI - Oakland Raiders (Minnesota Vikings)
NBA Championship - Boston Celtics (Phoenix Suns)


1976 TOP MOVIES

1. Rocky
2.  King Kong
3. Logan's Run
4. Across The Great Divide
5. The Pom Pom Girls


1976 POTPOURRI

Eastern Airlines ad "Fly Now, Shovel Later"
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Dustin Hoffman, Jason Robards and Robert Redford star in "All the Presidents Men"
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Play That Funky Music is a hit song
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50 Ways to Leave Your Lover is a hit single by Paul Simon
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OJ Simpson signs a record $2.9 million contract to play for Buffalo
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Women are allowed into the NASA training program for astronaughts
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Concord makes its first appearance
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President Carter's nine year old daughter attends predominantly black public school in Washington
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Legionnaire's disease fatally strikes 34 in Philadelphia


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REMEMBER 1975....

1975 POLITICS

Prime Minister - Pierre Elliott Trudeau
President - Gerald R. Ford


1975 IN THE NEWS

Saigon falls to North Vietnam, thousands flee by boat
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Teamster leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears, foul play is suspected
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Patty Hearst arrested by FBI
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President Ford escapes shot fired by Sara Jane Moore
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Died, Cannonball Adderly, Aristotle Onassis, Rod Sterling, Casey Stengal
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VCR Betamax makes first appearance
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Disposable razor introduced


1975 MUSIC BILLBOARD TOP 10

1. Sister Golden Hair - America
2. Island Girl - Elton John
3. Love Will Keep Us Together - Captain Tennille
4. When Will I Be Loved - Linda Ronstadt
5. Fallin' In Love - Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds
6. Bad Blood - Neil Sedaka
7.  Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John
8. Sky High - Jigsaw
9. Jackie Blue - Ozark Mountain Daredevils
10. Get Down Tonight - KC and the Sunshine Band



1975 TV FAVOURITES

1. All in the Family
2. Rich Man Poor Man
3. Laverne and Shirley
4. Maude
5. The Bionic Woman
6. Phyllis
7. Sanford and Son
8. Rhoda
9. The Six Million Dillar Man
10. Happy Days



1975 SPORTS

Stanley Cup Champions - Philadelphia Flers (Buffalo Sabres)
World Series - Cincinnati Reds (Boston Red Sox)
Superbowl X - Pittsburg (Dallas)
NBA Championship - Golden St. Warriors (Washington Bullets)



1975 TOP MOVIES

1. Jaws
2. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
4.The Adventures of the Wilderness Family
5. Rooster Cogburn



1975 POTPOURRI

President Ford officially ends American role in Vietnam
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Warren Beatty stars in movie "Shampoo" about a womanizing hairdresser
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Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway star in Three Days of the Condor
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Atari/Sears in Japan introduces the first integrated low cost circuits for TV games
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The leisure suit with open collar over the lapels is the men's fashion of the day
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The fitted double breasted gngster-banker suit is also in fashion
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Rolling Stones tour grosses $13 million
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Fads; Spiderman, dance marathons, skateboards, mood rings

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REMEMBER 1974....


1974 POLITICS

Prime Minister - Pierre Elliott Trudeau
President - Richard M Nixon



1974 IN THE NEWS

Heir Patty Hearst is kidknapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army
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India announces it has an A-bomb
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Nixon resigns - Ford sworn in as President
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Ford gives Nixon absolute pardon
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OPEC oil embargo ends
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Died: Jack Benny, Duke Ellington, Chet Huntley, Ed Sullivan 
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Muhammad Ali using "rope a dope" knocks out George Foreman in the 8th
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The string bikini is in fashion
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Because of gasoline shortage daylight saving is observed all year to save fuel
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Nelson Rockefeller is appointed Vice President as Ford is sworn in
 



1974 MUSIC BILLBOARD TOP 10

1. Benny and the Jets - Elton John
2. Loco-motion, The - Grand Funk
3. Nothing From Nothing - Billy Preston
4. Come and Get Your Love - Redbone
5. I Can Help - Billy Swan
6. Dancing Machine - Jackson 5
7. Joker, The - Steve Miller Band
8. Sweet Home Alabama
9. Boogie Down - Eddie Kendricks
10. Rock On - David Essex



1974 TV FAVOURITES

1. All In The Family
2. Sanford and Son
3. Chico and the Man
4. The Jeffersons
5. M*A*S*H
6. Rhoda
7. Good Times
8. The Waltons
9. Maude
10. Hawaii Five-O


1974 SPORTS

Stanley Cup Champions - Philadelphia Flyers (Boston Bruins)
World Series - Oakland A's (LA Dodgers)
Superbowl IX - Pittsburg (Minnesota)
NBA Championship - Boston (Milwaukee)


1974 TOP MOVIES

1. Blazing Saddles
2. The Towering Inferno
3. Young Frankenstein
4. The Godfather (part II)
5. Benji



1974 POTPOURRI

PLO is given "observer" status at the UN
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Harry Chapin's "A Cats In A Cradle" is a singles hit
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"The Great Gatsby" with Mia Farrow and Robert Redford opens at the theatres
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"Happy Days" is a TV hit with Henry Winkler and Ron Howard
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Kickoffs are moved to the 35-yard line in the NFL
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John Newcombe is the World Champion (WCT) Tennis Player
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Great Britan, China, France and India cunduct nuclear tests
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Girls are allowed in Little League
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The first pressure sensitive postage stamps are introduced
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Four Episcopal Bishops defy church law and ordain 11 women priests
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Evel Knevel fails launch attempt to jump Snake River and the crowd riots





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