Chicago Cubs outfielder Rick Monday rescued an American flag about to be burned in the Los Angeles Dodger outfield by a protestor William Thomas and his 11 year old son. RICK MONDAY... YOU MADE A GREAT PLAY
World Series: The Cincinnati Reds now known as The Big Red Machine sweep the New York Yankees, 4 games to 0. World Champions two years in a row with Johnny Bench batting .533 for the series, the Yankees resurgent under George Steinbrenner with Billy Martin managing were embarrassed losing the series on their home turf . World Series Hall of Fame 1976
1977 Super Bowl XI
Date Played: January 9, 1977
Teams: Oakland Raiders vs. Minnesota Vikings Winner: RAIDERS
Final Score: 32-14
Location: Pasadena, California
Game MVP: Oakland and Wide Receiver Frank Biletnikoff
Half Time Show: Walt Disney "It's a Small World" featuring the L A Unified All-City Band
30 second commercial: $125000.
Game 5 video: Last second shot in the 2nd Overtime by John Havlicek wins by 1 point! Celtic fans take to the court and attack a referee and a Suns Player. Referees put 1 second back on the clock. Suns call a timeout they did not have giving a free throw to the Celtics who make it and are now 2 points a head with 1 second on the clock. The Suns get the ball half court and make the shot! 3rd Overtime! Celtics go on to win the game and the series.
NBA Finals: Boston Celtics win 4 games to 2 over the Phoenix Suns, with game 5 historically going into 3 overtimes. The 76 season at NBA.COM.
American Basketball Association merges with the National Basketball Association; Virginia Squires fold and Kentucky Colonels and Spirits of St. Louis are bought out
Masters Tournament - Raymond Floyd
U.S. Open - Jerry Pate
British Open - Johnny Miller
PGA Championship - Dave Stockton
PGA Tour money leader - Jack Nicklaus - $266,439
LPGA Championship - Betty Burfeindt
U.S. Women's Open - JoAnne Carner
LPGA Tour money leader - Judy Rankin - $150,734, she is the first to ever earn more than $100,000 in a season.
The 1976 Montreal Games were boycotted by the continent of African in protest to New Zealand's Rugby team touring in Apartheid South Africa.
Five American boxers - Sugar Ray Leonard, Leon Spinks, Michael Spinks, Leo Randolph and Howard Davis Jr. won gold medals in boxing
Nation.............. Gold ...Silver Bronze Total
Soviet Union......49 .......41..........35...........125
East Germany ..40........25...........25............90
United States ...34.......35 ..........25 ............94
West Germany...10 ......12 ..........17 ...........39
14-year-old Nadia Comăneci of Romania scored seven perfect 10s and won three gold medals, including the prestigious All Around.
Yankee Stadium in New York City found Muhammad Ali keeping his World Heavyweight title by beating Ken Norton in l close 15-round decision. The Bronx fight Controversy
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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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.