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Welcome to Retroville! It's 1975!

IN THE NEWS:

  • John N. Mitchell, H.R. Haldeman, and John D. Erlichman are found guilty in the Watergate cover-up and receive sentences ranging from 30 months to 8 years in prison
  • Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge take over Cambodia in a bloody coup
  • Apollo and Soyuz spacecraft take off for the first Soviet-American link-up in space
  • President Ford escapes an assassination attempt in Sacramento and a second attempt 17 days later
  • Jimmy Hoffa disappears and is presumed dead
  • The first laser printer is introduced
  • The first personal computer, the Altair 800, is sold by Ed Roberts
  • Scientists conduct the first successful cloning using frogs
  • Cincinnati Reds defeat Boston Red Sox to win the World Series
  • John Walker breaks the 4-minute mile by running a mile in 3:40:04

ON THE RADIO:

  • CBS Radio Mystery Theater
  • Frank Merriwell
  • Turk Murphy Jazz Band

ON TELEVISION:

  • Saturday Night Live
  • S.W.A.T.
  • Matt Helm
  • The Jeffersons
  • Swiss Family Robinson
  • Cher
  • Rhoda
  • Phyllis
  • The Invisible Man
  • Welcome Back Kotter
  • Switch
  • Beacon Hill
  • Baretta
  • Starsky & Hutch
  • Tony Orlando & Dawn
  • Doctors Hospital
  • Ellery Queen
  • Little House on the Prairie
  • Barney Miller
  • Good Morning America

FADS & FASHION:

  • Payday (the game)
  • Holly Hobbie oven
  • The Archies (the game)
  • Hello Kitty
  • Swinger radios
  • Tube tops
  • Leisure suits
  • Mood rings
  • Dashboard hula girls

WHAT THINGS COST:

  • Car: $4,950
  • Gasoline: 57 cents per gallon
  • House: $42,600
  • Bread: 28 cents per loaf
  • Milk: $1.40 per gallon
  • Postage Stamp: 13 cents
  • Average Annual Salary: $15,546
  • Minimum Wage: $2.10 per hour

ACADEMY AWARD - BEST PICTURE:

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - drama by Milos Forman starring Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, and William Redfield

TONY AWARD - BEST MUSICAL:

  • The Wiz - based on L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls, choreographed by George Faison, starring Tiger Haynes, Ted Ross, Stephanie Mills, and Hinton Battle

PULITZER PRIZES:

  • The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara (fiction)
  • Seascape by Edward Albee (drama)
  • Jefferson and His Time by Dumas Malone (history)
  • The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York by Robert Caro (biography)
  • Turtle Island by Gary Snyder (poetry)
  • Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard (non-fiction)

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE:

  • Andrei Sakharov, Soviet Union, 1921-1989, campaigner for human rights

TOP SONGS:

  • Rhinestone Cowboy by Glen Campbell
  • Love Will Keep Us Together by Captain & Tennille
  • That's the Way (I Like It) by KC & The Sunshine Band
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