Al Alcorn     Atari     PONG!     Big Jim     Hewlett Packard     HP - 35     Apollo 16     Gene Cernan     Apollo 17     John Young     Ken Mattingly     Charlie Duke     Ronald Evans     Harrison Schmitt

1972 Seventies history
movies & celebrities
books & comedy
cars & races
gadgets & toys

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1970s Gadgets

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1972 Technology & Gadgets


earthrise 1972

The most famous photograph of all time, Earth Rise was taken by the Apollo 17 crew on their way to the last manned flight to the Moon.


Apollo 16 with astronauts John Young, Ken Mattingly and Charlie Duke is followed by Mankind's last men on walk on the Moon, Apollo 17 which launched December 11th 1972. The Extra-vehicular activity (EVA) was center of both missions. The Moon Rover reached a top speed of 18km/h. After astronauts Ronald Evans, Harrison Schmitt boarded for return to earth, Gene Cernan stepped up the ladder to become the last man to walk on the Moon. Apollo 17 Earthrise and mission


hp 35 1972



The HP - 35, Hewlett Packard markets the first hand-held scientific priced at $395.calculator (HP-35) is introduced (price $395). History of the HP 35








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1972 Toys & Gadgets


atari pong 1972


Al Alcorn sells his idea to Atari and the first arcade video game, Pong. A simple black and white game of paddle tennis helps change the world. More that you will ever need to know about Pong





big jim 1972


Big Jim is the action toy of the year and was successful until 1986. The figures had a button on back that did various movements of the right arm depending upon which hero it was. The Big Jim Website


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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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