Category Archives: The 70s
And now the end is nigh for the 10 days of the 70s. Hope you enjoyed reminiscing, it was a good decade for those being there. At least I enjoyed it.
And now for some last mix of stuff that I didnt know if to delete or not but here it is. Some good awful commercials and mixed with some dubious superheroines.
And why not some lovely pictures of Madeline Smith more noted from Hammer horror movies in the 70s and of course in 1973 she played the Bond girl Miss Caruso in the post-titles sequence of Live and Let Die, the first James Bond film starring Roger Moore. She was recommended for the role by Moore himself, having previously appeared with him in an episode of The Persuaders! on TV.
Do you remember:
¤ May 4 – Counting in the previous day’s British general election shows that the Conservatives have won and Margaret Thatcher becomes the country’s first female prime minister, ending the rule of James Callaghan’s Labour government
¤ March 8 – Philips demonstrates the Compact Disc publicly for the first time.
¤ June 28 – Felicia Day, American actress, writer, director, violinist, and singer is born.
¤ July 1 – Sweden outlaws corporal punishment in the home.
¤ July 8 – Los Angeles passes its gay and lesbian civil rights bill.
She won the “Miss Teenage Memphis” contest in 1966 and the “Model of the Year” contest in 1968. She became a fashion icon and went on to grace the cover of every major magazine, as well as famously act as spokesperson for L’Oreal. This lead to her acting and on her screen debut in Peter Bogdanovich’s The Last Picture Show (1971). Nominated for Most Promising Newcomer, Shepherd continued to build her film career with influential roles in The Heartbreak Kid (1972) and Taxi Driver (1976).. but most of us probably remember her from Moonlighting tv series in the 80s with Bruce Willis. Well I do at least.
Do you remember:
A lot of serial killing going on this year.
¤ January 28 – Richard Chase, the “Vampire of Sacramento”, is arrested. He was an Americanschizophrenicserial killer who killed six people in a span of a month in Sacramento, California. He was nicknamed “The Vampire of Sacramento” because he drank his victims’ blood and cannibalized their remains.
¤ February 1 – Hollywood film director Roman Polanski skips bail and flees to France, after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl.
¤ February 15 – Serial killer Ted Bundy is captured in Pensacola, Florida.
¤ February 16 – The Hillside Strangler, a serial killer prowling Los Angeles, claims a tenth and final victim.
¤ March 6 – American porn publisher Larry Flynt is shot and paralyzed in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
¤ June 12 – Serial killer David Berkowitz, the “Son of Sam,” is sentenced to 365 years in prison.
¤ June 19 – Garfield, which eventually becomes the world’s most widely syndicated comic strip, makes its debut.
¤ December 22 – Chicago serial killer John Wayne Gacy, who was subsequently convicted of the murder of 33 young men, is arrested.
Do you remember:
¤ July 14 – Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden is born
¤ August 16- Elvis Presley, the “king of rock and roll”, dies in his home in Graceland at age 42. 75,000 fans line the streets of Memphis for his funeral.
¤ August 19 – Groucho Marx, comedic legend, star of stage and screen, dies of pneumonia at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, at the age of 86.
¤ October 17 – 18 – German Autumn: GSG 9 troopers storm a hijacked Lufthansa passenger plane in Mogadishu, Somalia; 3 of the 4 hijackers die.
¤ November 22- British Airways inaugurates regular London to New York City supersonic Concorde service.
Do you remember: ¤ January 18 – Super Bowl X: The Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the Dallas Cowboys, 21-17, in Miami. ¤ April 1 – Apple Computer Company is formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak ¤ April 3 – The Eurovision Song Contest 1976 is won by Brotherhood of Man, representing the United Kingdom, with their song “Save Your Kisses for Me”. ¤ July 29 – In New York City, the “Son of Sam” pulls a gun from a paper bag, killing 1 and seriously wounding another, in the first of a series of attacks that terrorize the city for the next year. ¤ July 31 – NASA releases the famous Face on Mars photo, taken by Viking 1. ¤ September 6 – Frank Sinatra brings Jerry Lewis’s former partner Dean Martin onstage, unannounced, at the 1976 Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon in Las Vegas, reuniting the comedy team for the first (and only) time in over 20 years. ¤ December 1 – The Sex Pistols achieve public notoriety, as they unleash several 4-letter words live on Bill Grundy’s early evening TV show. ¤ November 29 – Anna Faris, American actress is born.