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Welcome to Retroville! It's 1975!


  • 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


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


  • 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


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


  • 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


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


  • 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


  • 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)


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


  • 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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