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1973 Seventies history
movies & celebrities
books & comedy
cars & races
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1973 Technology & Gadgets


Kohoutek 1973Comet Kohoutek is discovered. Named the Comet of the Century it failed to be as visible with the naked eye as expected and was much of a dissapointment. The Comet Kohoutek


first cell phone 1973Inspired by Captain Kirk of Star Trek, Martin Cooper patented the Radio telephone system. He made the first cellular call on April 3, 1973, in front of reporters and passers-by on a New York City street. It was a shift in marketing from making phone calls to a person rather than a place. The First Cell Phone


sears tower 1973

The Sears Tower in Chicago is completed. With 110 stories and a height of 1450 feet it was the tallest building in the world for 25 years. The Sears tower.




Skylab 1973The United States launched the first space station. Skylab I was damaged on take off and was not manned, a few months later Skylab 2 was launched and the crew of Charles C. Conrad Jr., Paul J. Weitz and Joseph P. Kerwin stayed in space for 28 days. The Skylab Storys launched.








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1973 Toys & Gadgets


Unable to find any new toys or games for 1973, in our seach we happened upon the video below. We share it believing that we found what may very well be worst video in the world. We give you the Bandai Tyrant 1973 Toy Review!



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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.

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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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