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1971 Technology & Gadgets


Apollo 15 Gravity School


1971 saw Apollo 14 with astronauts Alan Shepard, Stuart Roosa, and Edgar Mitchell lifts off on the third successful lunar landing mission. Later that year with Apollo 15 astronauts David Scott and James Irwin rode the lunar rover. Apollo Program


lunar rover 1971

Lunar rover



walt disney world 1971


Walt Disney opens Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. It is the largest amusment park in the world designed for massive future expansions. Epcot Center opens in 1984. History of Walt Disney World

nasdaq 1971



New stock market index called the Nasdaq debuts. The Nasdaq




intel 4004 1971


Intel releases the world's first microprocessor, the Intel 4004. The history of the 4004




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1971 Toys & Gadgets


space hoppers 1971


Space Hoppers, inflatable orange bouncers with horns for handles though a rip off of England's 1968 Ride-a-roo it became popular and is still around today with Space Hopper races. More on Space Hoppers.




Klackers, a modernized version of conkers that made a very annoying ‘Klick Klack’ sound and lead to dozens of imitations.More on Clackers



mastermind 1971Mastermind is a code breaking game invented by Mordecai Meirowitz of Israel and distributed by Invicta Plastics of England. It derives from a much older paper/pencil game called Bulls and Cows. More on how Mastermind works.


stay alive 1971


Stay Alive is a game for two or four players who pull their levers to drop marbles into the void. Whoever has the last marble on the board wins. How it is played.






big bird game 1971


Big Birds Blunderproof Walking Letter Set - An educational toy for preschoolers to learn the alphabet.

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Seventies Pizzazz


The idea behind this project is to present the Seventies in an interesting manner with as much audio and visual content as we could manage without slowing things down too much.


Unlike most Seventies websites that are a hodgepodge of decade wide information, we approached this project year by year. WIth each year of the Seventies including categories in history, television, movies, music, sports, books, comedy, technology and toys.

Beyond the nostalgia and retro feel for those who lived through the time, it is also designed to attract the younger crowd.


We have enjoyed some success in that endeavor as this webiste has become quite popular with teachers who use Seventies Pizzazz to get their Middle and High school students interested in our historic and cultural past by assigning projects and papers to this and our other PIZZAZZ websites.


These websites are safe for Middle school and above.

Other Pizzazz Sites


Seventies Pizzazz is part of a larger procress still under construction. It includes Fifties Pizass, Sixties Pizzazz, and the still beta of Eighties Pizzazz. They all are similar in our effort to make recent history fun and intersting for the next generation.



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Seventies Pizzazz
The Seventies through the years in pictures, videos, sound and music
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