1970s facts for kids
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|Centuries:||19th century – 20th century – 21st century|
|Decades:||1940s 1950s 1960s – 1970s – 1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Years:||1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979|
|Categories:||Births – Deaths – Architecture
Establishments – Disestablishments
The 1970s was the decade that started on January 1 1970, and ended on December 31 1979.
- Throughout the decade: decolonization continued: Angola, Mozambique, Papua New Guinea, Oman, the Bahamas, and many other countries gained independence.
- 1970, December 15 – spaceship Venera 7 lands on Venus
- 1971 – Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
- December 16 – Partition of Pakistan of East and West Pakistans into Bangladesh and Pakistan
- 1972, March 2 – Pioneer 10 is launched (sent into space). It becomes the first spaceship to fly near Jupiter and the asteroid belt.
- 1972 – Munich massacre
- 1973, April 6 – Pioneer 11 is launched. It becomes the first the first spaceship to fly near Saturn.
- 1974 – August 9 Richard Nixon resigned as President of the United States due to the Watergate scandal.
- 1973 – 1973 Arab-Israeli War
- 1975 – end of the Vietnam War
- 1975 – communists take power in Cambodia
- 1976, July 20 – spaceship Viking 1 lands on Mars
- 1977, August 20 – Voyager 2 is launched. It becomes the first spaceship to fly near Uranus and Neptune.
- 1977, September 5 – Voyager 1 is launched. It is now the farthest spaceship from the Earth.
- 1977: The last cases of smallpox of the world.
- 1978 – year with three popes
- 1978, October 1 – Vietnam invades Cambodia
- 1979 – the World Health Organization says it has eliminated smallpox
- ABBA, Swedish band
- Sex Pistols, British punk band
- The Clash, British punk band
- The Ramones, American punk band
- Boney M, disco group
- John Travolta, American actor
- Edward Heath, Prime Minister of United Kingdom from 1970 to 1974
- Harold Wilson, Prime Minister of United Kingdom from 1974 to 1976
- James Callaghan, Prime Minister of United Kingdom from 1976 to 1979
- Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of United Kingdom beginning 1979
- Fidel Castro, Cuban leader
- Augusto Pinochet, dictator of Chile
- Willy Brandt, German chancellor until 1974
- Leonid Brezhnev, leader of the Soviet Union beginning in 1964
- Jimmy Carter, President of the United States beginning in 1977
- Cher, American singer
- Elizabeth II, British queen since 1952
- Gerald Ford, President of the United States until 1977
- Yitzhak Rabin, Prime Minister of Israel until 1977
- Indira Gandhi, prime minister of India until 1977
- Golda Meir, prime minister of Israel until 1974
- Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader
- Germaine Greer, Australian feminist
- Hirohito, emperor of Japan
- Pope John Paul I, pope only in the year 1978
- Pope John Paul II, pope 1978–2005
- Norman Lear, American TV producer
- Pete Maravich, United States basketball player
- Francisco Franco, dictator of Spain until 1975
- Deng Xiaoping, leader in China beginning in 1978
- Mao Zedong, leader in China until 1976
- Richard Nixon, President of the United States until 1974
- Pope Paul VI, pope until 1978
- Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran until 1979
- Ayatollah Khomeini
- Juan Perón, President of Argentina until 1974
- Jorge Rafael Videla, dictator of Argentina beginning 1976
- Muammar al-Gaddafi, dictator Libyan
- Pelé, Brazilian football player
- Pol Pot, prime minister of Cambodia from 1976 to 1979
- Anwar Sadat, president of Egypt beginning in 1970
- Helmut Schmidt, German chancellor beginning in 1974
- Georges Pompidou, president of France from 1969 to 1974
- Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, President of France beginning in 1974
- Gloria Steinem, American feminist
- Pierre Trudeau, Canadian prime minister until 1979
- Elvis Presley, American singer
Images for kids
The Vietnam War (1955–1975)
Nixon displays the V-for-victory sign as he departs the White House after resigning
Bruce Lee fostered the popularity of martial arts cinema
Redd Foxx and Demond Wilson from Sanford and Son
The CN Tower was completed in 1976, becoming the world's tallest free-standing structure.
An artist impression of an American Apollo spacecraft and Soviet Soyuz spacecraft docking, a propaganda portrait for the Apollo–Soyuz Test Project mission
America's first space station Skylab in orbit February 8, 1974
Viking 1, the first of two spacecraft sent to Mars, takes this picture of the landing site in Chryse Planitia (1978)
Voyager 1 passing by Jupiter's Great Red Spot February 25, 1979
8-inch floppy disk
A Philips N1500 video cassette recorder, with wooden cabinet.
Atari 2600, launched in 1977.
Sony Walkman, the original TPS-L2 model.
Honda Civic sold well throughout the decade.
1973 Volvo sportwagon.
The Farrah Fawcett hairstyle was considered particularly fashionable during the decade
Lava lamps were especially popular during the decade
Pink Floyd, 1973
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