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Professional Sports 1975


Baseball 1975


cincinnati reds 1975World Series: Cincinnati Reds win 4 games to 3 over the Boston Red Sox which is said to be one of the most memorable of all World Series for its many spectacular plays and the 12 inning cliff hanger 6th game at Fenway Park. World Series Hall of Fame 1975


rennie stennett 1975

Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Rennie Stennett ties Wilbert Robinson's ML record, set June 10, 1892, by going 7-for-7 in a 9-inning game. He scored five of his club's runs in a 22–0 massacre of the Cubs, a major-league record for the biggest score in a shutout game in the 20th century. Rennie Stennett stats




Football 1975

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1976 Super Bowl X

Date Played: January 18, 1976

Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Dallas Cowboys

Winner: STEELERS (two in a row)

Final Score: 21-17

Location: Miami, Florida

Game MVP: Wide Receiver Lynn Swann
Half Time Show: Up With People a tribute to America's Bicentennial.
30 second commercial: $110,000

lynn swann 1975

Super Bowl X History

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rick barry 1975
Rick Barry


NBA Finals: In one of the biggest upsets in NBA finals underdogs Golden State Warriors with the star power of Rick Barry won 4 games to 0 over the Washington Bullets. One of the greatest NBA series of all time. The 75 season at NBA.COM.


Golf 1975


Masters Tournament - Jack Nicklaus
U.S. Open - Lou Graham
British Open - Tom Watson
PGA Championship - Jack Nicklaus
PGA Tour money leader - Jack Nicklaus - $298,149
LPGA Championship - Kathy Whitworth
U.S. Women's Open -Sandra Palmer
LPGA Tour money leader - Sandra Palmer - $76,374


Horse Racing 1975


Kentucky Derby - Foolish Pleasure
Preakness Stakes - Master Derby
Belmont Stakes - Avatar

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Boxing 1975

The Thrilla in Manila

thrilla in manilla 1975The Thrilla in Manila is said to be the greatest boxing match of all time. After regaining the Heavyweight crown against George Foreman in Zaire the year before, Muhammad Ali defeated Joe Frazier in Manila, Philippines. It was controversial with Ali calling Frazier "The Gorilla" for being owned by an exclusive club of wealthy white men. After 14 brutal rounds Joe Frazier's manager seeing Ali had the points to win threw in the towel before Joe was critically hurt. The Thrilla in Manilla.

Athletes of the Year 1975


jack nicklaus 1975


ABC's Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year:
Jack Nicklaus, golf





fred lynn 1975


Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year
: Fred Lynn, Major League Baseball




chris evert 1975

Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year:
Chris Evert, Tennis


bobby fisher 1975
Bobby Fisher at the Chess board

American World Champion chess player Bobby Fischer refused to defend his title in a match against Russian contender Anatoly Karpov, who gained the championship by default. Bobby Fisher was an anti-Semite throughout his life. He spent his last 20 years living outside the United States and passed in 2008.

Bobby Fisher net



NHL - Hockey 1975


Art Ross Memorial Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer during the regular season: Bobby Orr, Boston Bruins.


Hart Memorial Trophy for the NHL's Most Valuable Player: Bobby Clarke, Philadelphia Flyers

Stanley Cup - Philadelphia Flyers defeat the Buffalo Sabres 4 games to 2


World Hockey Championship: Men's champion: Soviet Union defeated Czechoslovakia


College Sports 1975


College Football 1975


1975 Heisman: Archie Griffin, Ohio State Running Back


1975 ROSE BOWL #11 UCLA Bruins 23 #1 Ohio State Buckeyes

1975 SUGAR BOWL#4 Alabama Crimson Tide 13 #8 Penn State Nittany Lions 6

1975 COTTON BOWL#18 Arkansas Razorbacks 31 #12 Georgia Bulldogs 10

1975 ORANGE BOWL #3 Oklahoma Sooners 14 #5 Michigan Wolverines 6


1975 LIBERTY BOWL USC Trojans 20 #2 Texas A&M Aggies 0

1975 FIESTA BOWL #7 Arizona State Sun Devils 17 #6 Nebraska Cornhuskers 14


College Basketball 1975


NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship: UCLA wins 92-85 over Kentucky in John Wooden's final game as Bruins coach.

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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.


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