White Star  JOBS FOR
      BOOMERS
Jobs for Boomers
White Star  GOOGLE ADS

BOOMERNET Chronicle: 1973

1973

IMAGE NAME HERE

TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT

TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT TEXT


U.S. Facts

  • President: Richard M. Nixon
  • Population: 211,908,788
  • Life Expectancy: 71.4 years
  • Unemployment: 4.9%
  • Average Annual Salary:
  • Minimum Wage:

What Things Cost

  • Automobile: $4,052
  • Gasoline: $0.39 cents per gallon
  • House: $35,500
  • Bread: $0.27 cents per loaf
  • Milk: $1.36 per gallon
  • Postage Stamp: $0.08

Major U.S. Events

  • U.S. Supreme Court rules on Roe v. Wade
  • Nixon, on national TV, accepts responsibility, but not blame, for Watergate; accepts resignations of H. R. Haldeman & John D. Ehrlichman, fires John W. Dean III as counsel
  • U.S. involvement in Vietnam War ends with the signing of peace pacts
  • President Nixon signs the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act into law, authorizing the construction of the Alaska Pipeline

Major World Events

  • Great Britain, Ireland, and Denmark enter European Economic Community
  • Fourth & largest Arab-Israeli conflict begins when Egyptian & Syrian forces attack Israel as Jews mark Yom Kippur
  • Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) hikes oil prices tremendously in retaliation for Western countries' involvement in Yom Kippur War

January-March

  • Citing progress in peace negotiations, President of the U.S. Richard Nixon announces the suspension of offensive action in N. Vietnam
  • First release of American prisoners of war from Vietnam takes place

April-July

  • U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency founded
  • An 11-year legal action for the victims of Thalidomide ends

August-December

  • Spiro T. Agnew resigns as Vice President and then pleads no contest to charges of evasion of income taxes while Governor of Maryland
  • Yom Kippur War ends

Top Songs

  • Let's Get It On by Marvin Gaye
  • Midnight Train To Georgia by Gladys Knight & the Pips
  • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
  • Ramblin' Man by The Allman Brothers
  • Brother Louie by The Stories

Other New Songs

  • Bad, Bad Leroy Brown by Jim Croce
  • Love Train by O'Jays
  • Money by Pink Floyd
  • Sugar Magnolia by The Grateful Dead
  • Top Of The World by The Carpenters

Top Movies

  • American Graffiti
  • The Sting
  • Paper Moon
  • The Paper Chase
  • The Way We Were

Top Books

  • Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
  • The Billion Dollar Sure Thing by Paul E. Erdman
  • Once Is Not Enough by Jacqueline Susann
  • Evening in Byzantium by Irwin Shaw
  • Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon

Top TV Shows (1972-73)

  • All in the Family
  • M*A*S*H
  • Hawaii Five-O
  • Sanford and Son
  • Maude
  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Major League Baseball: World Series

  • Oakland Athletics d. New York Mets

Pro Football: Championship

  • Super Bowl: Miami Dolphins d. Minnesota Vikings

Ice Hockey: Stanley Cup

  • Philadelphia Flyers d. Boston Bruins

Pro Basketball: Championship

  • New York Knicks d. Los Angeles Lakers

NCAA Champions

  • Football: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
  • Basketball: UCLA Bruins

Other Champions

  • Boxing: wins heavyweight title
  • Golf: Jack Nicklaus is PGA player of the year
  • Tennis: John Newcombe and Jan Kodes win the U.S. Open
  • Horse Racing: Secretariat wins Kentucky Derby
  • Auto Racing: Gordon Johncock wins Indianapolis 500
Inventions, Fads, & Fashion
 Email to a friend      Print this page

Bookmark:  Save to digg Save to del.icio.us Save to technorati Save to Google Save to Yahoo