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1979 Seventies history
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Professional Sports 1979


Baseball 1979

pittsburg pirates 1979

World Series: Pittsburgh Pirates won 4 games to 3 over the Baltimore Orioles. The Series MVP was Willie Stargell.




Football 1979


Pittsburg Steelers 1979


1980 Super Bowl XIV

Date Played: January 20, 1980

Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Los Angeles Rams


Final Score: 31-19

Location: Pasadena, California

Game MVP: Steelers QB Terry Bradshaw.

Half Time Show: Up With People Salute to the Big Band Era.

30 second commercial: $222000

Super Bowl XIV


The Mean Joe Green Coke ad


Basketball 1979


Seattle Supersonics 1979


NBA Finals: In a reverse of the year before the Seattle SuperSonics coached by Lenny Wilkens and a great season by Paul Silas won 4 games to 1 over the Washington Bullets. It was the only finals win in Seattle SuperSonics history. The 1978 season at NBA.COM


Paul Silas 1979

Seattle Supersonic Paul Silas

Golf 1979


fuzzy zoeller 1979

Fuzzy Zoeller wins the Masters in the first
sudden-death playoff.


Masters Tournament - Fuzzy Zoeller
U.S. Open - Hale Irwin
British Open - Seve Ballesteros
PGA Championship - David Graham
PGA Tour money leader - Tom Watson - $462,636

LPGA Championship - Donna Caponi
U.S. Women's Open - Jerilyn Britz
Classique Peter Jackson Classic - Amy Alcott
LPGA Tour money leader - Nancy Lopez - $197,489

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Athletes of the Year 1979


Willie Stargill 1979


ABC's Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year: Willie Stargell, baseball

Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year: Willie Stargell, baseball



tracy austin 1979



Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year: Tracy Austin, Tennis




The Entertainment Sports Programming Network known as ESPN debuts.


NHL - Hockey 1979


Bryan Trottier, New York Islanders 1979
Bryan Trottier, New York Islanders


Art Ross Memorial Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer during the regular season: Bryan Trottier, New York Islanders


Hart Memorial Trophy for the NHL's Most Valuable Player: Bryan Trottier, New York Islanders


Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens win 4 games to 1 over the New York Rangers


World Hockey Championship: Men's champion: Soviet Union defeated Czechoslovakia



Boxing 1979


Larry Holmes TKOs Ernie Shavers


Larry Holmes 1979



September 28 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Larry Holmes retains his World Heavyweight title with an 11th round TKO of Earnie Shavers.



Horse Racing 1979


Kentucky Derby - Spectacular Bid
Preakness Stakes - Spectacular Bid
Belmont Stakes - Coastal


College Sports 1979


College Football 1979


Charles White 1979


1979 Heisman: RB Charles White, USC


1979 ROSE BOWL #3 USC 17 #1 Ohio State 16


1979 SUGAR BOWL #2 Alabama 24 #6 Arkansas 9

1979 COTTON BOWL #8 Houston 17 #7 Nebraska 14

1979 ORANGE BOWL #5 Oklahoma 24 #4 Florida State 7


Bluebonnet Bowl #12 Purdue 27 Tennessee 22


College Basketball 1979


NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship: Michigan St. wins 75-64 over Indiana St.

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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.


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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