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1976 Seventies history
movies & celebrities
books & comedy
cars & races
gadgets & toys

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1970s Gadgets

1950s 1960s 1970s 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980s

1976 Technology & Gadgets

space shuttle enterprize 1976

Space Shuttle -
The Enterprise is completed in California by the Rockwell Company. Originally named the Constitution a popular write-in from Star Trek fans managed to rename it the Enterprise after the name fictional starship from the television series. History of the first Space Shuttle Enterprise


mars face 1976


Face on Mars -
NASA releases the famous picture taken by the Viking I spacecraft. Both Viking I and Viking II land safely on Mars. Viking face on Mars website





cray 1 1976
The Cray-1 - Seymor Cray
for of Research sold the first supercomputer to Los Alamos National Laboratory for $8 million in 1976. It weighed 4 tons and was about 200 times slower than your desktop computer today.The Cray Supercomputer story

ibm 3800 1976

IBM 3800
is the first laser printer. Used for high volume banking statements and such, models very similar are still in use and marketed today. The IBM 3800 at IBM.




orange line

1976 Toys & Gadgets

The Mego Muhammad Ali Boxing ring

breakout 1976

Breakout -
Atari releases this popular video arcade game. Prototype designed by to unknown boys Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak who later in the year form Apple Computers . History of Breakout


powell kites 1976

Peter Powell Kites
wins the Toy of the Year award. Though hitting the market in England in 1972 these kites did not become a fad until 1976. Their popularity was due to the use of two lines giving the kites enough control to create competitive kite flying. More on Powell Kites


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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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