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Those Were the Days Year 1972

1972 MAJOR NEWS STORIES:

Munich Olympics Terrorist Attack, Mark Spitz 7 gold medals, Digital Watches are introduced, Governor George Wallace is shot. First scientific hand-held calculator, Antiwar demonstrations draw 100,000, Cod War, Bloody Sunday and Bloody Friday Northern Ireland just for openers.

OTHER MEMORABLE EVENTS:

-President Nixon visits China

Officialy opening talks between the two countries,.

-Idi Amin orders all Asians out of Uganda

In order to distract the people from the collapsing economy, 'Idi Amin ordered all asian non-citizens out of the country.

-The European Airbus takes its maiden flight

The first European wide-body passenger plane, designed in part by five different countries.

-HBO (Home Box Office) subscription cable TV launch
-First commercially successful game (Pong) released
-Nike running shoes hit the market
-George McGovern dropped his running mate

After it was revealed that his running mate, Thomas Eagleton had electric-shock therapy to treat depression

-George Wallace shot while campaigning

While campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination, he was shot and permanently paralyzed.

-Last Apollo mission to the moon
-Riichard Nixon visits the Soviet Union

Richard Nixon becomes the first US president to visit the Soviet Union.

-EPA bans use of DDT
-Federal Express is founded
-Bobby Fischer beats Soviet Spassky
-The book , Joy of Sex, is released
-Okinawan islands returned to the Japanese
-Supreme Court rules against death penalty
-E-Mail invented
-Last man on the moon Eugene Cernan

He was on Apollo 17 on December 1972.

BIRTHS

Ben Affleck
Cameron Diaz
Gwyneth Paltrow
Vanessa Paradis
Carmen Electra
Alejandro Amenabar
Toni Colette
Eminem
Jennifer Garner
The Rock - Dwayne Johnson
Shaquillle O'Neal
Busta Rhymes

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DEATHS

Charles Atlas
Prescott Bush
Roberto Clemente
J. Edgar Hoover
Mahalia Jackson

God Father picture

POPULAR FILMS

The Godfather
The Poseidon Adventure
What's Up, Doc?
Deliverance
Jeremiah Johnson
Cabaret
The Getaway
Pink Flamingos

Burte Reynolds

POPULAR MUSICIANS & SINGERS

ABBA
Roxy Music
The Eagles
John Lennon
Paul Simon
Simon and Garfunkel
Rod Stewart
Don McLean
Michael Jackson
Elton John
The Moody Blues
David Bowie
Led Zeppelin

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TECHNOLOGY

-HBO Launched in US as the first subscription cable service
-Richard Nixon orders the start for the space shuttle program
-Digital Watches are introduced
-First scientific hand-hel calculator
-The Volkswagen Beetle becomes the most popular car ever sold

Volkswagen Beetle 1972

HOW MUCH THINGS COST

Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 1020
-Average Cost of new house $27,550.00
-Average Income per year $11,800.00
-Average Monthly Rent $165.00
-Coast of a gallon of Gas 55 cents
-Kodak Pocket $28.00
-Wrangler Jeans $12.00
-Ladies Timex Watch $30.00
-Ford Pinto $2,078
-Barbie Doll Designer Collection $2.85
-Frisbee 94 cents
-Hellman's Mayonnaise $1.39
-Fresh Strawberries 31 lb cents
-Ground Beef 98 lb cents
-Fruit Cocktail Can 20 cents

 

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