The Seventies saw massive inflation world wide much of it caused by the Oil Crisis in the Middle East, the 1970s also saw Digital Technology is seen for the first time in consumer products including the first calculator, as technology advanced the range and function of home appliances improved, The Vietnam War ends and the Cold War gets Colder. .
The events listed below we have tried to put a small paragraph on the specific year page providing additional information )
The popular band "The Beatles" announce they have disbanded.
NASA's Apollo 13 Moon Mission returns to Earth successfully after abandoning its mission to the Moon after experiencing oxygen tank problems and an explosion.
Forty-three nations ratify the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
The United States invades Cambodia.
The first jumbo-jet, the Boeing 747, makes its debut commercial flight from New York to London.
The U.S. voting age is lowered from 21 to 18 years old when the 26th amendment is ratified.
The Walt Disney World Resort is opened in Orlando, Florida.
The Pentagon Papers are published by the New York Times.
Qatar and Sierra Leone become independent from England.
The first microprocessor, the 4004, is released by Intel.
The Watergate Scandal begins when White House operatives are caught burglarizing the Democratic National Committee
PONG, the first video game to have commercial success, is released.
The first U.S. cable subscription service, HBO, is introduced.
Richard Nixon is elected as the President of the United States for his second term.
Bangladesh becomes independent from Pakistan.
Secretariat wins the Triple Crown in horse racing.
The Mariner 10 space probe is launched by NASA and later becomes the first spacecraft to study Mercury.
The United States Supreme Court declares that abortion is a constitutional right in the landmark decision on the Roe v. Wade case.
Billy Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in the "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match.
Belize and the Bahamas gain independence from the United Kingdom.
To provide an estimate of inflation we have given a guide to the value of $100 US Dollars for the first year in the decade to the equivalent in today's money
If you have $100 Converted from 1970 to 2021 it would be equivalent to $703.62 today
In 1970 a new house cost $23,400.00 and by 1979 was $58,500.00
In 1970 the average income per year was $9,350.00 and by 1979 was $17,550.00
In 1970 a gallon of gas was 36 cents and by 1979 was 86 cents
In 1970 the average cost of new car was $3,900.00 and by 1979 was $5,770.00
A few more prices from the 70's and how much things cost
Datsun 210 $3,869
Dodge Colt $4,785
Warm Leather Lined Boots $39.99
Car 8 Track Stereo Tape Player $38.99
CB Radio $147
Medium Eggs 25 cents per dozen
Miracle Whip $1.09
King Size Bean Bag Chair $19.99
Porcelain Kitchen Sink $9.88
Quartz Alarm Clock $12.97
The popular toys at of the decade were The New Digital Based Toys and Computers including Simon and the development of the Atari computer and gaming system. Other Popular toys also included Hot Wheels For Boys and Barbie For Girls, with space, music and pop culture toys also popular.
U.S. President Richard Nixon resigns from office after being implicated in the Watergate Scandal.
The UPC Bar Code is introduced.
India becomes the sixth nuclear power when it successfully detonates a nuclear bomb.
The world's population is an estimated 4 billion people.
Gerald Ford becomes the United States president after Nixon resigns.
The Vietnam War ends.
The movie "Jaws" opens in theaters and is considered to be one of the first block-buster films.
Sony introduces the Betamax video tape system.
Bill Gates and Paul Allen create Microsoft.
The popular late-night sketch show, Saturday Night Live, airs for the first time.
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak create the Apple Computer Company.
NASA introduces the first space shuttle, the Enterprise.
The Democratic candidate, Jimmy Carter, defeats Republican incumbent Gerald Ford, to win the U.S. Presidential race.
The first commercial Concorde flight takes place.
The CN Tower in Toronto is completed and becomes the world's tallest freestanding structure.
Control of the Panama Canal is returned to Panama from the United States.
The Trans-Alaskan Pipeline is opened.
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Scanner is first tested.
The Canadian province of Quebec adopts French as an official language.
Amnesty International wins the Nobel Peace Prize.
The very first "Garfield" comic strip debuts in 41 U.S. newspapers.
Louise Brown, the very first test tube baby, is born.
Israel and Egypt sign the Camp David Accords.
Pope Paul VI dies and is replaced by Pope John Paul I who also dies this year and is replaced by Pope John Paul II.
The computer video game Space Invaders is released.
The Three Mile Island nuclear incident occurs in Pennsylvania.
After being exiled for fifteen years, Ayatollah Khomeini returns to power in Iran.
The Walkman is introduced by Sony.
Michael Jackson's debut solo album "Off the Wall" is released.
Rhodesia becomes Zimbabwe after the country's first black-led government in 90 years takes power.
Visit Our Seventies Fashion Section
Seventies clothes and fashions included many of the styles worn today in modified forms but also some very short lived examples that when we look at wonder how and why we ever wore them.
Below are four examples From our new updated Prices for clothes and fashions in the 70's section where we have included over 200 examples of Ladies, Mens and Children's Fashion Clothes and Accessory examples organized by year including dresses, boots, shoes and much more take a little time to browse through them.Ladies Dresses From The 1970's
The 70's were the start in many ways of the Electronics and digital revolution, with the invention of transistors and Integrated Circuits in the late 60's, companies now found ways to use the technology which caused the phenomenal growth in smaller more powerful and cheaper products ranging from Calculators to Televisions.
The decade also saw the beginning of the Home Computer due to Intel creating the first cheap microprocessor - the Intel 4004, and other integrated circuits. In the beginning the computers were mainly for the hobbyists and included the Apple II, the TRS-80, the Commodore PET, and Atari 400/800 and with the growth of these home computers Bulletin Boards became a popular way for people to find others with similar interests
The first use of card access Electronic Locks appear
As people realized the power of these new home computers a new use was found and that was the beginning of the video game . When we look at those games now we see how basic they were but the technology available and the understanding of what could be done limited those early games.
With the invention earlier of the microwave oven and now the capability to manufacturer and sell cheaply many homes adopted the technology in their kitchens
Due in part to the increased use of the 747 a Jumbo Jet able to carry large numbers of passengers across continents air travel booms and causes new problems with pollution, delays and air traffic control
Inventions The Year Invented Inventors and Country ( or attributed to First Use )
Barcode ----- 1973 USA
E-Mail ----- 1971 USA
Floppy Disk ----- 1971 USA by Alan Shugart
Genetic Engineering ----- 1973 USA by S Cohen and H Boyer
Ink Jet Printer ----- 1976 USA
In Vitro Fertilisation ----- 1978 England "test tube baby"
Laser Printer ----- 1975 USA
LCDs ----- 1970 England by George Gray - Liquid Crystal Display
Microprocessor ----- 1971 USA
MRI Scanner ----- 1977 USA by Raymond Damadian
Personal Computer ----- 1975 USA
Space Station ----- 1973 USA Skylab
Progressive rock created a new generation of bands including Genesis, Yes, Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Pink Floyd. Many other singers and bands also started or strengthened their fan base including The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Queen, Black Sabbath .
The Waterbed The 70's produced many icons , one of those being the modern waterbed created by Charles Hall in 1968, This was fueled by the sexual revolution of the Decade encompassing the Waterbed .