Flashback

Our class was special and the years we spent at school was a unique time in history.
This page is dedicated to popular culture of the time. Go back in time with;
Music, TV, Movies, Sports, Fashion, Technology, Politics, Personalities and more.

News

  • This could well be the year that marked the start of the digital age when the Microprocessor was invented.
  • Greenpeace formally comes into existence.
  • Texas Instruments releases the first pocket calculator
  • The First Internet Chat rooms appear
  • The First Cat Scanner Produced by EMI
  • Apollo 14 lands on the Moon.
  • Walt Disney World opens in Orlando, Florida.
  • Email is invented by Ray Tomlinson.
  • The Voting Age in the United States is lowered to 18 yrs old when the 26th Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified
  • TV Host Ed Sullivan hosts his final TV show on CBS.
  • 1st Starbucks opens at the Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington.
  • Nike Swoosh symbol is designed. Designer Carolyn Davidson is paid $35 for the now iconic image.
  • Charles Manson and three of his followers receive the death penalty

 

Top Movies in millions of $$

1.Fiddler on the Roof $40.5

2. Billy Jack $32.5
3. The French Connection $26.3
4. Summer of ’42 $20.5
5. Diamonds Are Forever $19.7
6. Dirty Harry $18
7. A Clockwork Orange $17
8. Carnal Knowledge $14.1
9. The Last Picture Show $13.1
10. Willard $9.3

 

Academy Award for Best Picture – Patton

Best Actor – George C. Scott for Patton

Best Actress – Glenda Jackson for Women in Love

 

Top Television Shows 

1. Marcus Welby, M.D. 29.6
2. The Flip Wilson Show 27.9
3. Here’s Lucy 26.1
4. Ironside 25.7
5. Gunsmoke 25.5
6. ABC Movie of the Week 25.1
7. Hawaii Five-O 25.0
8. Medical Center 24.5
9. Bonanza 23.9
10. The F.B.I. 23.0

 

 

PopularMusicians

  • James Taylor
  • The Doors
  • Bob Dylan
  • Tony Orlando and Dawn with " Knock Three Times "
  • Janis Joplin with " Me and Bobby Mcgee "
  • The Who
  • Mungo Jerry
  • John Lennon
  • The Jackson 5
  • Ike and Tina Turner
  • Marvin Gaye
  • Rod Stewart with " Maggie Mae "
  • The Osmonds
  • Michael Jackson
  • The Rolling Stones with " Brown Sugar "

Top Songs 

1. "Joy to the World" Three Dog Night
2 “Maggie May”/”Reason to Believe” Rod Stewart
3 “It’s Too Late”/”I Feel the Earth Move” Carole King
4 “One Bad Apple” The Osmonds
5 “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart” Bee Gees
6 “Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)” Paul Revere & the Raiders
7 “Go Away Little Girl” Donny Osmond
8 “Take Me Home, Country Roads” John Denver
9 “Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)” The Temptations
10 “Knock Three Times” Tony Orlando and Dawn
11 “Me and Bobby McGee” Janis Joplin
12 “Tired of Being Alone” Al Green
13 “Want Ads” Honey Cone
14 “Smiling Faces Sometimes” The Undisputed Truth
15 “Treat Her Like a Lady” Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
16 “You’ve Got a Friend” James Taylor
17 “Mr. Big Stuff” Jean Knight
18 “Brown Sugar” The Rolling Stones
19 “Do You Know What I Mean” Lee Michaels
20 “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” Joan Baez

 

Sports

  • Football – Super Bowl V – Baltimore Colts defeated Dallas Cowboys 16-13
  • Horse Racing – Kentucky Derby – Canonero II
  • Ice Hockey – Stanley Cup – Montreal Canadiens defeated Chicago Black Hawks 4 games to 3
  • NBA Finals – Milwaukee Bucks defeated Baltimore Bullets 4 games to 0 games
  • NBA 1971 – 1972 Season – The Los Angeles Lakers begin their record 33-game consecutive win streak. Nov. 5th, 1971
  • Golf – U.S. Open – Lee Trevino
  • Tennis
    Wimbledon Championships – Men’s John Newcombe, Women’s Evonne Goolagong
    US Open – Men’s Stan Smith, Women’s Billie Jean King
  • Baseball – World Series – Pittsburgh Pirates defeated Baltimore Orioles 4 games to 3 games.
  • Tour De France – Eddy Merckx of Belgium wins his third straight Tour.
  • Boxing – Fight of the Century – Muhammad Ali’s 31-fight winning streak is over. Joe Frasier defeats him at Madison Square Garden.