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1977 Seventies history
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movies & celebrities
books & comedy
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1977 Technology & Gadgets

 

Space Shuttle Enterprise test flight

 

shuttle enterprise 1977The Enterprise - NASA Space Shuttle makes its first test flight released from the back of a Boeing 747 and a successful landing at Edwards Air force Base in California. Originally named the Constitution, a write in campaign to NASA by Star Trek fans managed the name change. The Space Shuttle Enterprise.

 

The Voyager planet Fly By's

 

voyager 1977Voyager I and II - The Voyager program sent two probes to take pictures of the outer planets and then go on into interstellar space. Voyager carried a golden disk etched with pertinent information about Earth and the Human Race including the song Johnny B. Good by Chuck Berry. The Voyager project.

 

 

smallpox 1977

The World Health Organization and the Center for Disease Control state that the last case of small pox was eradicated in Somalia and the most spectacular success of vaccination and science in medical history. The Small Pox story.

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1977 Toys & Gadgets

 

apple boys 1977
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak

 

apple II 1977The first Apple II computers go on sale. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak become super nerds of the decade. Unlike the competing Commodore PET and the Tandy TRS-80 the Apple two sported color graphics, a 5 1/4 floppy drive and an open architecture. It was the first popular Desktop Computer winning the day for its KILLER APP the VisiCalc spreadsheet. History of the Apple II.

 


Slime Ad from 1977

 

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Slime
, not only a stupid game but the bright green polyvinyl alcohol based plastic was sold in small tubs in stores. Caused many ruined carpets and comfy chairs. Slime fad

 

 

 

othello 1977

 

Othello, the strategy game of Black & White counters, was originally a British game from the 19th century called Reversi. Othello facts.

 

 



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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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The Seventies through the years in pictures, videos, sound and music
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