Decade - 1970s

The 1970s was the decade that started on January 1, 1970, and ended on December 31, 1979. The most notable events in the 1970s include the Ugandan-Tanzanian War (1978-1979), and the Munich massacre (1972).

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Decade - 1970s

What important event happened on January 29 1972?

No important historical events occurred on January 29, 1972. On January 30, 1972, however, Bloody Sunday occurred. On this day, 26 civil-rights protesters and bystanders were killed by the British Army in Northern Ireland.

African-American History
Decade - 1970s
Civil Rights Movement

What happened to the man who were accused shooting emmet till?

They were found not guilty.

American Football History
National Football League (NFL)
Decade - 1970s

Which 1970's NFL defensive lineman knitted as a hobby?

Roosevelt Greer LA RAMS It's possible that Rosie Greer knitted, too; but his hobby was needlepoint. Roosevelt was noted for many things. He caught and sat on Sirhan Sirhan after Robert Kennedy was murdered in July of 1968. He attended Bob Hope on the USO Christmas tour and came to Viet Nam when I was there in December of 1968. Rosie accompanied Ann Margaret and sang a duet. After the NFL, he went on to become a minister. Awesome man. Thanks, Rosie Rosie Grier

Decade - 1970s

What is a folding campaign chair?

You likely heard it wrong. A folding camping chair would be like any other folding chair, but designed to stand up to camping conditions. A folding campaign chair likely would not exist because one rarely has idle time when on campaign.

Decade - 1970s

What is the name of the 1970s movie series that feature killer tarantulas shipped in with orange crates?

That would be "Kingdom of the Spiders" starring William Shatner, which was released in 1977. More likely: Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo 1977 made-for-TV movie. I think the spiders came in with bananas, though ... scratch that, it's coffee beans.

Decade - 1970s
Celebrity Births Deaths and Ages

Who was born on July 7 1977?

Two people: D-Loc (American Rapper from Kottonmouth Kings). And Felix Vasquez an American municipal employee… whatever that is. Haha

Decade - 1970s
Perfumes and Colognes

What perfume did Candice Bergen promote in the 1970's?


Decade - 1930s
Decade - 1970s

Opening of grave of two sahaba in Iraq in 1932?

Though in normal cases and circumstances the dead bodies in the grave decompose and disintegrate yet there are proofs where the dead bodies of martyrs, prophets and saints have been found intact when their graves were dug.

In 1932 A.D. (1351 A.H.) the then ruling King of Iraq Shah Faisal I, dreamt that he was being addressed by Hudhaifa al-Yamani, who said :-

"O king ! Remove Jabir ibn Abdullah Ansari and me from the bank of river Tigris and bury us at some safe place because my grave is already water-logged, (full of water) while Jabir's grave is slowly getting water-logged."

This dream was repeated again the next night but King Faisal I, did not pay attention to it on account of his pre-occupation with state affairs. On the third night Hazrat Hudhaifa was seen in the dream by the grand Mufti of Iraq. Hazrat Hudhaifa said to the grand Mufti :- "I have been directing the king since two nights to transfer our Bodies but he has not paid any heed. Tell him emphatically to arrange for the transfer of our graves!"

So after discussing this matter, the King, his Prime Minister and the Grand Mufti decided to carry out this work. It was decided that the Grand Mufti should issue a fatwa(religious ruling) on this matter and the Prime Minister will issue the fatwa to the press, so that the public may know about this great event. It was declared that on 10th Zilhajj after noon prayers the graves shall be opened and the holy bodies shall be transferred to another place.

As it was Hajj season, pilgrims had gathered in Mecca. They requested King Faisal to postpone the event for a few days so that they all could attend the event after performing the Hajj. Hence, the King postponed this event to 20th Zilhajj.

After noon prayers, on 20th Zilhajj 1351 A.H. a large number of Muslims and non-Muslims gathered in Baghdad, and the city was heavily crowded. First when the grave of Hazrat Hudhaifa was opened water was fond inside. The body was lifted with a crane in such a way that it safely came on a stretcher. Then the stretcher was lifted by the King, the Grand Mufti, the Prime Minister and Prince Farooq of Egypt and brought to a glass coffin box made especially to keep the holy bodies. The body of Hazrat Jabir was also transferred to the glass box in the same scrupulous manner.

The most marvelous spectacle was now seen by the huge crowd that had gathered to witness this great event. Both the holy bodies of these true companions of the Holy Prophet (SAWW) were fresh and intact while their open eyes issued forth such divine light that the spectator's eyes were dazzled. Furthermore, their coffin, clothes, kaffan were also intact and at first glance, it appeared as if these heroes of Islam were alive. The two bodies were then taken away and buried afresh near the grave of another great hero of Islam, Salman-e-Farsi, in Salman Park which is 30 miles from Baghdad. This miracle amazed the scientists, philosophers and doctors. They were all bewildered and spellbound to witness this great miracle.

A German physiologist who had been showing a lot of interest in this was so impressed by the conditions of the bodies, which were buried for more than a thousand years, that he immediately came to the Grand Mufti, held up his hands and said, "What more evidence can there be in support of Islam. I embrace Islam so teach me about it!" Thus before thousands of people this German doctor became a Muslim. His example was followed by many Christians and Jews and for a long time it continued in Baghdad and a large number of people became Muslims as a result of this miracle.

Now let us all sit-back and think over this event and derive a lesson from this miracle. Pondering over such events is potent food for the mind and serves as an eye-opener to humanity. Some of the material above was published in a Pakistani newspaper, "Daily Jung" on 7th June 1970.

Let us now briefly look into the lives of these prominent personalities.


He was one of the most trusted companions of the Holy Prophet (SAWW) and a near associate of Hazrat Imam Ali (AS). He was one of those seven persons who joined the funeral prayers of Bibi Fatemah (AS). There are several instances in history where Hazrat Hudhaifa has proved steadfast in his loyalty to our Holy Prophet (SAWW). Hazrat Hudhaifa had responded to the Prophet's call in battle of Trench (Khandak) when the Prophet had promised Paradise to the person who would venture out to the enemy's camp with the intention of spying their activities. Hazrat Hudhaifa was known as "the possessor of the Secret", since the Holy Prophet (SAWW) had revealed to him the names and specific identity of those hypocrites who intended to kill him on his return journey from Tabuk, but had strictly instructed him not to disclose the secret. Hudhaifa was appointed governor of Madain (which is a place near Baghdad, Iraq) by Caliph Omar and held that post for many years. He was holding that post till Hazrat Imam Ali (AS) assumed the caliphate. Hazrat Imam Ali (AS) then sent a letter to the people of Madain, informing them of his caliphate and that Hudhaifa would continue to be the governor of Madian. Hudhaifa al Yamani died just before the battle of Jamal in 36 A.H. He was buried in Madain.


Jabir-e-Ansari was also one of the most exalted companions of the Holy Prophet (SAW). Jabir was in the forefront in 18 battles, under the banner of Islam. Jabir was blessed enough to have met all the imams up to Imam Mohamed Baker(as) in his lifetime. Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq (AS) has said : "Jabir -e-Ansari was the last survivor amongst the companions of the Holy Prophets(SAW). Jabir, on hearing about the martyrdom of Imam Hussain(AS) and his companions and the imprisonment and humiliation of the surviving members of his family, hastened towards Kerbala with his devoted friends and followers and buried the martyrs there. He was the first person to pay homage to the martyrs of Kerbala and carry out their burial rites. The Holy Prophet (SAW) once told Jabir that, he would live long enough to come across a person whose name would be Mohamed Baker(as) and he will resemble the Holy Prophet in appearance and values. The Holy Prophet asked Jabir to convey his salaams to this man. Throughout his life Jabir was waiting eagerly to meet our Imam. Finally, when Jabir did meet the Holy Imam he was very old but very happy and he conveyed the prophet's salaam to the Imam. Jabir did not live long after that. He was tortured by Hajjaj bin Yusuf and it is reported that molten lead was poured on the hands of Jabir by the tyrant. Jabir-e-Ansari was 94 years old when he left this world for the heavenly abode in 78 A.H. He was also buried in Madain.

Thus let us send our gift of Sure-Fateha for these two brilliant graduates from the school of Prophet hood, who devoted all their efforts in safeguarding our religion. Let us not forget their invaluable contribution to keep the flame of Islam kindled in our hearts. And pray to The Almighty Allah to help us follow their footsteps and elevate our level of imaan.

History of Sports
History of the United States
Decade - 1970s

Price of movie ticket in 1978?

In southwest VA where I live, adult tickets were around $4.00 as I recall.

Decade - 1970s

What were the popular 70's colognes?

Aqua Velva

Decade - 1970s

Where can you find a toy car model kit of a 1970's Cadillac?

Hobby shops have a much better selection of models that department stores do and might be willing to special order it for you if it is not in stock.

Picture and Image Searches
Decade - 1970s

Where can you find pictures of Brighton Park in the 1970s?

I'm sure I could locate some pics from the early 70's.My Grandparents lived in this area until their passing. (Across from Crane Clock) if you are familiar. I believe I have pics of the library, theatre, gerties, hi-lo, niesners dept. store, archer ave. bigstore, Davis school, the shack, alot of memories here.

AnswerThese aren't from the 70's but maybe it'll help: picturingchicago AnswerI grew up in the Brighton Park area. I'm 52 years old and was wondering if there's anyway I can get copies of the pictures from Ronald. When our house was sold the pictures got lost.

When I read Ronald's msg about the Crane Clock, Hi-Lo, Gerties, Brighton Park theatre and Niesners Dept store it brought back so many memories for me.

My first job was at "Niesners" in 1969. I was in my last year of high school and on a work/school program. Kelly let me out of school early everyday I worked from 2:00 to closing. I felt very lucky to get that job.

Hi-Lo was the first big grocery store in our neighborhood.

My grandmother always said if you can see the Crane Clock you'll never be lost.

The "Shack" you are really taking me back to some good times.

"Archer Avenue Big Store" we got our school uniforms there. I went to St. Joseph and St. Anne grammer school. Kelly High School.

"Gerties" I had my first ice cream cone

"Davis" school was a grammer school except for the third floor - It was were I went my freshman year of High School,the main building was too crowded.

"McKinley Park" every Sunday, my brothers (I have nine of them no sisters)and I would go swimming at the pool and fishing in the lagoon.

Did you know the fire house right off Archer Avenue was the fire house they used in the movie "Backdraft"?

Would you happen to have a picture of the newspaper stand outside of the bank on Archer Avenue?

I would be willing to pay for copies of anything you have. Reading your e-mail has brought back so many memories.

"back-of-the-yards" On a really windy day the smell would hang over our neighborhood.

My thoughts are all over the place while sending this msg. I just can't believe I found this wed site.

If you send me some questions about what you are interested in I'll try and answer them for you.


AnswerHi, I loved reading everyone else's memories of Brighton Park in Chicago and wanted to contribute some of my own. My grandparents lived on Troy Street, off of Archer and Kedzie in Brighton Park. I remember:
  • Huck Finn Donuts
  • White Castles that had tall stools along the windows, but no tables and chairs.
  • Archer Avenue Big Store where I got my favorite winter coat as a child and my First Holy Communiion dress.
  • Fannie May Candies
  • Mom showing me the windows of what used to be Petrie's clothing shop, where she worked as a teenager in the 1950s.
  • My grandfather holding my hand as I walked along the black, marble ledges around Fortuna's Funeral Home.
  • The small delicatessen store called "Shlizes" (may be spelled wrong) that my grandmother used to take me to. It smelled so great in there! We always bought what we called, "Grandma's Bolonia." You had to peel the skin off each slice.
  • Chesdan's Pizza
  • Walking through the alley to Brown's Chicken.
  • A&P
  • Driving to Lindy's Gertie's Ice Cream to pick up hamburgers and French fries. The hamburgers were hot and delicious. The fries where hot, somehow soggy yet crunchy, and perfectly salty, and they kind of stuck to the wax paper bags they were put in.
  • Most of all, I remember my grandparents and their perfectly beautiful, 2nd floor, 2-flat house that was built in the 1920s with gorgeous woodwork everywhere and "diamond" doorknobs in all the rooms.
AnswerWe have a nice photo of my husband's great-grandparents boarding/rooming house at 3214 South Ashland Avenue from 1966. We have proof that Maria & Philip Hector purchased the property in 1865. The house still stands, is still being used as a rooming house after all these years. It's had some re-shingling and maybe a small addition on the back, but is basically unchanged. My husband's father grew up there. Boarders used to be employees of the nearby rolling mill and the stockyards. Have some funny stories about them. AnswerThe Polish delicatessen on W.43rd St or Pope John Paul II was Sliz Delicatessen, Another happy memory of Brighton Park is Brighton Park Art & Hobby Center (now Brighton Flower Shop), Where I would get some outstanding scale model buildings you'd glue together, etc.
TV Programming and Commercials
Decade - 1970s

Who played Mr. Tibbs on TVs 'In the Heat of the Night'?

In the 1988 television series, Mr. Virgil Tibbs was played by the actor Howard Rollins.

Vietnam War
History of the United States
Decade - 1970s

Is it possible to regard guerrilla tactics as the main reason for the US withdrawal from the Vietnam War?

It is fair to say that guerrilla tactics played a significant part of the effectiveness of the communist rebels in causing U.S. military casualities, which in turn increased the unpopularity of the conflict in the U.S. as it drug on. Most U.S. casualties came as a result of small-scale ambushes, sniper-fire, boobytraps, and so on. The U.S. "won" every single major engagement with communist forces on a numerical scale. However, mounting U.S. casualties certainly contributed to the changing political landscape that essentially forced Nixon to adopt a strategy of "Vietnamization" of the war effort and the withdrawal of U.S. troops. Of course, the reasons that North Vietnam was eventually successful in defeating South Vietnam are much more numerous and complex, including the incredible unpopularity and corruption of the South Vietnemese regimes. No. Guerrilla tactics were not the main reason for the US withdrawal. As noted above, most US casualties were a result of such tactics, but the main reason the US abandoned the Vietnam 'police action' was economics. The Arab Oil embargo of 1973 destroyed the US economy, and also the US military effort in Southeast Asia. While the embargo had loosened by 1975, the price of oil was far too high to continue the was effort. What else is notable is that the tactic stopped being used half way through the war and was not used in the latter part of the war.

Information Science and Libraries
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Decade - 1970s

In the 1970s what German automobile became the best-selling car in America?

Cincinnati Reds
Decade - 1970s

Was there a relief catcher named Michael Di Piano in the 1970s?

Not according to the Baseball Almanac.

Indigenous Australians
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Decade - 1990s

How did aboriginal issues in Australia change from the 1970s to 1990s?

in those 20 years and the next few years continuing up to now aboriginals have gained more and more rights. now they are just like you ad me and can be like everybody else. but it wasn't always this way. in the early 1970s an aboriginal would find it very hard to find a job and therefore most aboriginals lived in poverty. people were very racist at this time and wouldn't let people do certain things because of their skin colour. this started to change in the last 1970's to the early 1980's when famous aboriginals were becoming more and more frequent. aboriginals were getting into parliament. there were aboriginal singers and actors, like Ernie dingo. aboriginals also started going and strikes and rampages fighting for their right to be like everybody else. a lot has happened and now employers will not even look at the skin colour of their employees before hiring them. no body thinks differently about anybody else because their skin colour may be different to yours.

A lot has changed in those 20 years However even now in 2008 these people have to live with a legacy that was bequeathed to them by the mistreatment and sheer injustice that the previous years has place upon them. there is more equal opportunity today but you don't have to move far out of the city's to see the same attitude as has existed for time immemorial only now we cant enslave them any more. yes many more Aboriginal people are fitting into the western way of doing things. but not much has changed it's still a matter of do as we do or suffer the consequences.

Aborigines were NEVER enslaved in Australia. Like the American Indians and other native peoples, alcohol abuse is a major problem in many areas and various initiatives are in place to assist.

Decade - 1970s

In 1970's what is the richest country?

The Republic of the Philippines.

Houston Astros
Decade - 1970s
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Where can you find the rosters for the Houston Astros to get a list of all the players from the 1970s and 1980s?

Click on the 'Houston Astros' Rosters' link on this page to see the rosters of all Astros team from their inception in 1962.

World War 2
Decade - 1970s

Where can you find information about Sergeant Yoko and Lieutenant Onoda the Japanese soldiers who emerged from the jungles in the 1970s?


2nd Lieutenant Onoda Hiroo (born 1922) is a Japanese army intelligence officer who was stationed on Lubang Island in the Philippines. He was there when it was over-run by US forces in Feb. 1945 towards the conclusion of WW2. Most of the Japanese troops were slain or captured by American forces. Onoda and several other men however, hid in the dense jungle.

for 29 years Onoda refused to surrender, dismissing every attempt to convince him that the war was over as a ruse. Plans dropped flyers and newspapers to him to prove the war was over and even messages from his family over loud speakers, but he thought it was American propoganda. He continued his campaign, living in the mountains with a small band of men, some of whom abandoned him and others who were killed, leaving him alone in the mountain. In 1960, Onoda was declared legally dead in Japan.

Found by a Japanese student, Onoda still refused to believe that the war was over until he received orders to lay down his arms from his superior officer. In 1974 the Japanese gov't located Onada's commanding officer, who had since become a bookseller. He went to Lubang and ordered Onoda to surrender. Lt. Onoda emerged from the jungle 29 years after the end of WW2, and accepted the order of surrender in his dress uniform and sword with his 25 calibre rifle still in operating condition, 500 rounds of ammunition and several hand grenades.

Though he had killed some 30 Philippine inhabitants of the island and engaged in several shoot-outs with the police, the circumstances of these events were taken into consideration, and Onoda received a pardon from President Ferdinand Marcos.

After his surrender, Onoda moved to Brazil, where he became a cattle farmer. He released an autobiography "No Surrender: My 33 year War," shortly after his surrender, detailing his life as a guerrilla fighter in a war that was long over. He revisited Lubang Island in 1996, donating $10,000 for the local school on Lubang. Onoda is still alive today.

NOTE: Lt. Onoda was ashamed of being so stupid after so many years of the war being over, but once back in Japan he was hailed as a hero and still is regarded highly to this day.

Sorry, but couldn't find anything on Sg. Yoko.

If you type in "Google" then when it comes up, put in "Biography of Lieutenant Onoda" and there are several sites on this man. Very interesting reading.

Coins and Paper Money
Decade - 1970s

What is the value of two dollar bill printed in the 1970s?

You can find great junior sized formal dresses at many different outlet malls. You can also go to department stores and malls to find formal dresses.

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Horse Racing
Decade - 1970s

Famous grey race horse of the 1970's?

Native Dancer

6/10/09- Comment on the "answer": Native Dancer was dead by the 1970's. (born in 1950- died 1967)

Horror and Suspense Movies
Decade - 1970s

What is the name of the horror movie from the 1970s with a possessed house where the walls breathed and the swimmimg pool started boiling?

I think it was called "This House Possessed" I saw it as a young girl at a slumber party. The Amityville Horror There was no swimming pool in the Amityville Horror. The closest movie I can think of is "Burnt Offerings" (1975). Stars Karen Black and (I think) Bette Davis. I also think what you may be talking about is Nightmare On Elm Street i just dont rember which part

Picture and Image Searches
Decade - 1970s

Where can you find pictures of the Hyde Park Kenwood and South Shore neighborhoods from 1930s through the 1970s?

The Hyde Park Historical Society may be helpful. Contact the Society at:

Mobile Phones
Decade - 1970s

Did they have beepers in the year of 1970?

Yes ... they were a very simple device. They only "beeped" when the paging signal reached them ... the user then called their home office and retrieved the message.


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