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Welcome to Retroville! It's 1977!

IN THE NEWS:

  • A once in 10,000 year flood hits Johnstown, Pennsylvania, in the Conemaugh Valley, causing the loss of six dams and flooding the valley with 128 million gallons of water
  • Jimmy Carter becomes the 39th President
  • Walter F. Mondale is sworn in as Vice President
  • President Carter pardons Vietnam draft evaders
  • South African activist Stephen Biko dies while in police custody
  • Nuclear proliferation pact is signed by 15 nations, including the U.S. and Soviet Unio, in an effort to stop the spread of nuclear weapons
  • Raymond V. Damadian patents Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • NY Yankees defeat LA Dodgers to win the World Series
  • Seattle Slew wins the Triple Crown
  • Actor/comedian Charlie Chaplin dies

ON THE RADIO:

  • CBS Radio Mystery Theater
  • Command Performance
  • Dinah Shore Show
  • General Mills Adventure Theater
  • Inspector Maigret
  • Out of the Silent Planet

ON TELEVISION:

  • Fish
  • Operation Petticoat
  • Love Boat
  • Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries
  • Soap
  • Lou Grant
  • Mulligan's Stew
  • Richard Pryor Show
  • Eight is Enough
  • Life and Times of Grizzly Adams
  • The Oregon Trail
  • Big Hawaii
  • What's Happening
  • Carter Country
  • Redd Foxx
  • CHIPs
  • Man From Atlantis
  • New Adventures of Wonder Woman
  • Logan's Run
  • Charlie's Angels

FADS & FASHION:

  • Mr. Microphone
  • Star Wars action figures
  • Battling Spaceships (the game)
  • Farrah Fawcett posters
  • CHIPs action figures and walkie talkie sets
  • Mexican jumping beans
  • Puka shells
  • Farrah Fawcett hairstyles

WHAT THINGS COST:

  • Car: $5,814
  • Gasoline: 64 cents per gallon
  • House: $54,200
  • Bread: 32 cents per loaf
  • Milk: $1.44 per gallon
  • Postage Stamp: 13 cents
  • Average Annual Salary: $18,264
  • Minimum Wage: $2.30 per hour

ACADEMY AWARD - BEST PICTURE:

  • Annie Hall - romantic comedy by Woody Allen starring Woody Allen and Diane Keaton

TONY AWARD - BEST MUSICAL:

  • Annie - based on the book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, choreographed by Peter Gennaro, starring Andrea McArdle, Reid Shelton, Dorothy Loudon, and Sandy Faison

PULITZER PRIZES:

  • The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer (drama)
  • The Impending Crisis by David M. Potter (history)
  • A Prince of Our Disorder: The Life of T.E. Lawrence by John E. Mack (biography)
  • Divine Comedies by James Merrill (poetry)
  • Beautiful Swimmers by William W. Warner (non-fiction)

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE:

  • Amnesty International, London

TOP SONGS:

  • I Just Want to be Your Everything by Andy Gibb
  • Torn Between Two Lovers by Mary MacGregor
  • Boogie Nights by Heatwave
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