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1975 Seventies history
movies & celebrities
books & comedy
cars & races
gadgets & toys

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1970s Gadgets

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1975 Technology & Gadgets


altair 8800 1975


MITS Altair 8800 based on the Intel 8080 CPU was sold as a kit through hobbiest magazines. It became an instant hit and is considered the first marketable home PC. The operating system was written by a new company called Microsoft. The Altair 8800 Kit Site

microsoft 1975

Bill Gates founds Microsoft in Albuquerque, New Mexico.



soyuz 1975

The United States
Apollo 18 docs wit the Soviet Soyuz 9 spacecraft with Russian cosmonauts and American astronauts shaking hands. Apollo Soyuz Link up

Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins

NASA launches the Viking 1 planetary probe toward Mars.

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1975 Toys & Gadgets


pet rocks 1975


Pet Rocks - Advertising executive Gary Dahl came up with idea while compliaining about how hard it was to care for pets. He sold them for $3.95 along with a funny instruction manual. Thought the fad lasted only from April to December 1975, it made Dahl a millionare. The Pet Rock Story.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Mr. Olympia 1975


racko 1975

Racko, line your numbers up



wombles 1975


Wombles and Womblemania peaked in 1975 with dolls, tv shows, songs, bands, mascots, music and movies. Womble history at wiki

bic disposable razor 1975

launches first disposable Razor

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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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