World 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.
1978 Super Bowl XII
Date Played: January 15, 1978
Teams: Dallas Cowboys vs. Denver Broncos Winner: COWBOYS
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
NBA 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.
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
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.