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Welcome to Retroville! It's 1977!


  • 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


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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • 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


  • 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)


  • Amnesty International, London


  • 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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