Sunday, April 05, 2009

Life in 1975

  • Richard Nixon was President of the United States.
  • Jerry Brown was Governor of California.
  • The War in Vietnam was over April 30, 1975.
  • Generalisimo Francisco Franco died.
  • The First National Tuba-Euphonium Symposium-Workshop was held at the University of Illinois, Urbana, in May 1975. (I attended it.)
  • Students at Colton High School usually listened to KFXM (590 kHz) or KMEN (1290 kHz). A few liked KCKC (1350 kHz). Bill listened to KNX (1070 kHZ) and KPRO (1440 kHz).
  • The University of Southern California beat Ohio State University 18-17 in the Rose Bowl.
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Minnesota Vikings 16-6 in Super Bowl IX at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans.
  • Bobby Unser won the Indianapolis 500.
  • The Golden State Warriors beat the Washington Bullets, 4-0 games, to win the National Basketball Association championship.
  • The Cincinnati Reds beat the Boston Red Sox in the World Series.
  • AM America (now known as Good Morning, America) debuted on ABC.
  • Rod Serling, creator of the Twilight Zone, died June 28, 1975, at the age of 50.
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest won the Oscar for Best Picture. Jack Nicholson won Best Actor, Louise Fletcher won Best Actress, and Milos Forman won Best Director, all from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
  • W.T. Grant's went out of business.
  • The original Jeopardy! TV game program went off the air.
  • NBC afternoon soap opera Another World went from 30 minutes to a full hour in January.
  • A Christian contemporary FM radio station, KQLH, went on the air. Today it is CBS-owned KFRG--K-Frog.
  • Average price of gasoline--44 cents a gallon.
  • Average house rent--$200.00 a month.
  • Average income--$14,100.00 annually.
  • Average new car price--$4,145.00.
  • Average price of a new house--$44,500.00.
  • First class postage stamp--10 cents.
  • One Dozen Eggs--77 cents.
  • One Gallon Milk--$1.57.

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