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Welcome to Retroville! It's 1972!

IN THE NEWS:

  • President Nixon makes an eight-day visit to Communist China and meets with Chairman Mao Zedong
  • Britain takes over direct rule of Northern Ireland
  • Governor George C. Wallace of Alabama is shot by Arthur H. Bremer at Laurel Mall in Laurel, Maryland, at a political rally
  • Five men are arrested by police when they attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee Headquarters in Washington D.C. at the Watergate touching off the Watergate scandal
  • Supreme Court rules that the death penalty is unconstitutional and all current inmates on death rows throughout the United States have their death sentence commuted to life sentences
  • Eleven Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich are killed when eight members of an Arab terrorist group invade the Olympic Village
  • FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover dies in his sleep at 77
  • The first word processor is introduced
  • Godfrey Hounsfield develops the CAT scan
  • Oakland As defeat Cincinnati Reds to win the World Series

ON THE RADIO:

  • Amazing Interplanetary Adventure
  • Author's Playhouse
  • CBS Radio Mystery Theater
  • Casebook of Gregory Hood
  • Murder at Midnight
  • Phillip Marlowe
  • Saint

ON TELEVISION:

  • Kung Fu
  • The Streets of San Francisco
  • The Sixth Sense
  • Emergency!
  • The Electric Company
  • MASH
  • Sandy Duncan Show
  • The French Chef
  • Masterpiece Theater
  • Firing Line
  • The Rookies
  • Maude
  • The Waltons
  • Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour
  • Sanford and Son
  • Ghost Story
  • Banyon
  • Wall Street Week

FADS & FASHION:

  • Pong (computer television game)
  • Seance (the game)
  • Evel Knevel figures
  • Action Jackson figures
  • Afro haircuts
  • Hot pants

WHAT THINGS COST:

  • Car: $3,879
  • Gasoline: 36 cents per gallon
  • House: $30,500
  • Bread: 25 cents per loaf
  • Milk: $1.33 per gallon
  • Postage Stamp: 8 cents
  • Average Annual Salary: $12,625
  • Minimum Wage: $1.60 per hour

ACADEMY AWARD - BEST PICTURE:

  • The Godfather - a crime epic by Albert S. Ruddy starring Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, and James Caan

TONY AWARD - BEST MUSICAL:

  • Two Gentlemen of Verona - directed by Mel Shapiro and starring Raul Julia

PULITZER PRIZES:

  • Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner (fiction)
  • Neither Black Nor White by Carl N. Degler (history)
  • Eleanor and Franklin by Joseph P. Lash (biography)
  • Collected Poems by James Wright (poetry)
  • Stilwell and the American Experience in China by Barbara W. Tuchm (non-fiction)

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE:

  • none awarded

TOP SONGS:

  • A Horse With No Name by America
  • Me and Mrs Jones by Billy Paul
  • I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash
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