Twenty-five years is a long time -- and yet the years seem to have flown by. School, jobs, and families have kept us busy. What has happened on the global, national and local scenes? What where your favorite movies, songs and television shows? Take a virtual trip twenty years into the past.
What was going on back then? Some links to the past:
oh, yeah, disco, Saturday Night Fever, the Bee Gees, Donna Summers...need I go on?
Wonder what else was going on in the '70s? For more blasts from the past, check out Dee T's '70s Page
At the Movies:
Oscar Winners for 1977
Best Picture - Annie Hall
Other Nominees: The Goodbye Girl, Julia, Star Wars, The Turning Point (Rocky won in 1976 and The Deer Hunter in 1978)
Best Actor - Richard Dreyfuss for The Goodbye Girl
Other Nominees: Woody Allen, Richard Burton, Marcello Mastroianni and John Travolta
(In 1976 it was Robert De Niro for Network and in 1978 Jon Voight for Coming Home)
Best Actress - Diane Keaton for Annie Hall
Other Nominees: Anne Bancroft, Jane Fonda, Shirley MacLaine and Marsha Mason
(in 1976 it was Faye Dunaway for Network and in 1978 Jane Fonda for Coming Home)
At the Grammys, the winning album was Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, the winning record the Eagles' Hotel California.
John Cheever's Falconer
Colleen McCullough's The Thorn Birds
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion
In the News:
1: U.S.C. wins over Michigan 14-6 in the Pasadena Rose Bowl.
Rev. Jacqueline Means becomes the first female Episcopal priest in Indianapolis.
6: The Associated Press votes Nadia Comaneci and Bruce Jenner athletes of the year.
20: Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale are sworn in as President and Vice President.
21: President Carter urges 65 degrees as maximum heat in homes to ease the energy crisis.
Carter pardons draft resisters.
22: CB radios cause a national fuss. Congress and manufacturers are at odds as CB transmissions interfere with radio and TV lines.
1: The final episode of Roots airs on ABC. Alex Haley's miniseries reached 80 million viewers.
6: Queen Elizabeth marks Silver Jubilee.
7: Amnesty Intl. charges Idi Amin with execution of thousands in Uganda.
Hustler editor Larry Flynt given seven years for engaging in organized crime.
18: It is reported that the CIA made secret payment to Jordan's King Hussein for 20 years.
The space shuttle made the first "piggy-back" ride atop a Boeing 747.
27:Eric Heiden becomes the first American to win three world speed skating titles in a year.
2:Bette Davis is the first woman to receive the Life Achievement Award of American Film Institute.
6: Israeli Premier Yitzhak Rabin arrives in the U.S. for talks with Carter.
7:Ali Bhutto's party wins legislative elections in Pakistan.
12:Roman Polanski is arrested in L.A. for rape.
Sadat says Egypt must have all Israeli-occupied Arab territory back.
24: A California State Superior Judge ordered five adults, aged 21 to 26, placed in their parent's custody to be "deprogrammed" from the Unification Church of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon.
3: Sadat arrives in Washington, D.C. to talk with Carter.
18: Alex Haley gets a special Pulitzer for Roots.
21: The musical Annie opens in New York.
23:A blowout on a well in the North Sea sends a 20 sq.mile oil slick drifting toward Norway.
2: First protest staged at a nuclear plant at Seabrook, New Hampshire.
4: Nixon says he "let the American people down" by lying in Watergate.
9: James Jones, author of From Here to Eternity, died.
10: Actress Joan Crawford died.
14: Montreal beats the Boston Bruins for hockey's Stanley Cup.
Philip K. Wrigley, chewing gum Chairman, dies at age 82.
16:Ali retains the heavyweight title with an unanimous decision over Alfredo Evangelista.
18: Carter proposed stringent conservation of fuels, higher energy costs and penalties for waste. "Ours is the most wasteful nation on earth. ... our proposal. It will demand that we make sacrifices and changes in our lives."
20: The Orient Express takes its last trip.
22: Janet Guthrie becomes the first woman to qualify for the Indy 500. A.J. Foyt wins the race for the fourth time.