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Professional Sports 1977


Reggie Jackson fights crowd to win dugout


Baseball 1977


reggie jackson 1977World Series: The New York Yankees defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4 games to 2. It is one of the most memorable Series of all time as New York Yankee Reggie Jackson gained the name "Mr. October." Jackson hit 3 home runs in the sixth game to win the Series. World Series Hall of Fame 1976



American League Baseball expansion teams Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays play their first games.


Football 1977


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1978 Super Bowl XII
Date Played: January 15, 1978
Teams: Dallas Cowboys vs. Denver Broncos
Final Score: 27-10
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Game MVP: Dallas Cowboys Randy White and Harvey Martin.
Half Time Show: Pete Fountain and Al Hirt.
30 second commercial: $162,000


Tony Dorsett 1977
Roger Staubach & Tony Dorsett Super Bowl History

Basketball 1977


Four new teams join the NBA

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New York Nets

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Indiana Pacers
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Denver Nuggets

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San Antonio Spurs


bill walton 1977NBA Finals The Portland Trail Blazers won 4 games to 2 over the Philadelphia 76ers in what became known in the Pacific Northwest, Blazermania. Portland's red haired center Bill Walton was the season MPV. The 1977 season at NBA.COM.



Golf 1977


Masters Tournament - Tom Watson
U.S. Open - Hubert Green
British Open - Tom Watson
PGA Championship - Lanny Wadkins
Tom Watson - $310,653

LPGA Championship - Chako Higuchi
U.S. Women's Open - Hollis Stacy
LPGA Tour money leader - Judy Rankin - $122,89


Horse Racing 1977


Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew wins Derby


Kentucky Derby - Seattle Slew
Preakness Stakes - Seattle Slew
Belmont Stakes - Seattle Slew


Seattle Slew wins the 1977 Triple Crown. Owned by Karen and Mickey Taylor the horse is rated as the ninth greatest runner of all time. The Seattle Slew Page

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Athletes of the Year 1976


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ABC's Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year: Steve Cauthen, Horse Racing. Steve Cauthen Jockey

Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year: Steve Cauthen, Horse racing

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




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Ted Turner skippers his yacht Courageous to sweep Australia to win the 24th America's Cup. Courageous Hall of Fame


Coach Bob Watson and 14 members of the University of Evansville basketball team are killed when a DC-3 charter plane crashed in fog a few minutes after takeoff.



NHL - Hockey 1977


Guy Lafleur 1977


Art Ross Memorial Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer during the regular season: Guy Lafleur, Montreal Canadiens


Hart Memorial Trophy for the NHL's Most Valuable Player: Guy Lafleur - Montreal Canadiens


Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens defeat the Boston Bruins 4 games to 0.


World Hockey Championship: Men's champion: Czechoslovakia defeated Sweden

College Football 1977

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1977 Heisman: Earl Campbell, Texas


1977 ROSE BOWL #13 Washington Huskies 27 #4 Michigan Wolverines 20

1977 SUGAR BOWL #3 Alabama Crimson Tide 35 #8 Ohio State Buckeyes 6

1977 COTTON BOWL #5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 38 #1 Texas Longhorns 10

1977 ORANGE BOWL#6 Arkansas Razorbacks 31 #2 Oklahoma Sooners 6


1977 LIBERTY BOWL #16 Alabama Crimson Tide 36 #7 UCLA Bruins 6

Pittsburgh Panthers are voted NCAA Football National Champions.


College Basketball 1977


NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship: Marquette wins 67-59 over North Carolina

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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.


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