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In 1970, The Casey Kasem hosted “American Top-Forty” AM radio show debuts in Boston, Philly, Detroit, Saint Louis, San Bernardino, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Honolulu and Albany. Kasem retired in 2004.

In 1970, “Whereʹs Huddles”, TV Cartoon Show; debut on CBS.

In 1971, Born on this day was American actress and comedian Melissa Peterman best known for her role as Barbra Jean in the television comedy series Reba.

In 1971, The United States Post Office was replaced with the United States Postal Service.

In 1972, On the cover of TV Guide: “Carol Burnett”. Other Articles: Room 222

In 1972, R.C., “Song Sung Blue” by Neil Diamond peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Bewitched”, TV Comedy; last aired on ABC after eight years.

In 1972, “Toulouse Street” album by Doobie Brothers was released

In 1974, “High Rollers” TV game show with host Alex Trebek, began airing on NBC

In 1974, “Winning Streak”, TV Game Show with host Bill Cullen, debut on NBC.

In 1975, David Bowie began filming “The Man Who Fell To Earth” — his motion picture debut — in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

In 1975, Muhammad Ali beats Joe Bugner in 15 for heavyweight boxing title.

In 1976, AT THE MOVIES “THE OMEN”; “MURDER BY DEATH”; “LOGANʹS RUN”; “THE BIG BUS”

In 1976, The Showtime pay movie channel was launched in four cable systems in California as a futire competetor to HBO.

In 1977, The final episode of syndicated soap opera Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman aired. Merle surprised the City Council by making a speech in which he bared his soul -- and his body; George and Martha were joined at the hospital by the rest of the gang to await the outcome of Cathy's kidney transplant; Blumberg used the operation as a media event to generate publicity for Barth; Cathy went into cardiac arrest after the operation and the assembly prayed for her salvation by lifting their voices in song; and Mary came to understand that her life would always be coated with "a waxy yellow build-up."

In 1978, On the cover of TV Guide: “cast of Fantasy Island: Ricardo Montalban and Herve Villechaise”. Other Articles: Marie Cheatham, Station Execs.

In 1978, TVʹS MIDNIGHT SPECIAL Host MARTIN MULL, plus JETHRO TULL (“HEAVY HORSES”), ROBERT PALMER (“EVERY KIND OF PEOPLE”), FLO and EDDIE

In 1979, AT THE MOVIES Disneyʹs “THE APPLE DUMPLING GANG RIDES AGAIN” (Tim Conway, Don Knotts, Tim Matheson)

In 1979, Sony introduced the Walkman, known as the Soundabout, in U.S. stores. It sold for about $200.

In 1979, The Doobies smoked as the famous Brothers celebrated their tenth anniversary with an all-star jam session. Friarʹs Club, Los Angeles.

In 1971, "Murphy's War" was released in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1971, "Walkabout" was released in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1975, "The Apple Dumpling Gang" was released in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1976, "Treasure of Matecumbe" was released in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1977, "2001: A Space Odyssey (re-release)" was released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Stanley Kubrick Productions; Stanley Kubrick (director/screenplay); Arthur C. Clarke (screenplay); Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, Douglas Rain, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter, Leonard Rossiter, Margaret Tyzack, Robert Beatty, Sean Sullivan, Edward Bishop, Penny Brahms, Alan Gifford, Ann Gillis, Vivian Kubrick, Kenneth Kendall, Frank Miller, Edwina Carroll, Heather Downham, Maggie d'Abo, Chela Matthison, Judy Keirn; Epic, Sci-Fi; Live Action

In 1977, "Greased Lightning" was released by Warner Bros. Pictures; Michael Schultz (director); Melvin Van Peebles (screenplay); Richard Pryor, Beau Bridges, Pam Grier, Cleavon Little, Vincent Gardenia, Richie Havens, Julian Bond, Earl Hindman, Lucy Saroyan, Noble Willingham, Bill Cobbs, Georgia Allen, Bruce Atkins, Steve Fifield; Biography; Live Action

U.S. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1972, “Amazing Grace” by The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards peaked at number 11 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Cat's Eye In The Window” by Tommy James And The Shondells peaked at number 90 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Chattanooga Choo-Choo” by Tuxedo Junction peaked at number 32 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “How Can I Be Sure” by David Cassidy peaked at number 25 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Hushabye” by Robert John peaked at number 99 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “I Need You” by America peaked at number 9 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “It's The Same Old Song” by K.C. And The Sunshine Band peaked at number 35 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Papa Was A Rollin' Stone” by Undisputed Truth peaked at number 63 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Powder Blue Mercedes Queen” by The Raiders peaked at number 54 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Song Sung Blue” by Neil Diamond peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Stone Blue” by Foghat peaked at number 36 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1972, “(Last Night) I Didn't Get To Sleep At All” by The 5th Dimension peaked at number 6 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Diary” by Bread peaked at number 12 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Heartless” by Heart peaked at number 18 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “I Want You To Be Mine” by Kayak peaked at number 63 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Le Train Du Nord” by Marie And Richard Sequin peaked at number 56 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Living In A House Divided” by Cher peaked at number 17 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Nice To Be With You” by Gallery peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Song Sung Blue” by Neil Diamond peaked at number 2 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Survival” by Marc Jordan peaked at number 83 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Tell Me Who” by Pinky peaked at number 42 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad” by Meat Loaf peaked at number 5 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Used Ta Be My Girl” by The O'Jays peaked at number 90 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Walkin' In The Rain With The One I Love” by Love Unlimited peaked at number 40 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Woman Is The N****r Of The World” by John Lennon And The Plastic Ono Band With Elephant's Memory And The Invisible Strings peaked at number 73 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1978, “You Got It” by Diana Ross peaked at number 67 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1972, ✪ “Little Willy” by The Sweet peaked at number 4 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “An American Trilogy” by Elvis Presley peaked at number 8 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Annie's Song” by James Galway peaked at number 3 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Dance With Me” by Peter Brown With Betty Wright peaked at number 57 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Funk Theory” by Rokotto peaked at number 49 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “I'll Take You There” by The Staple Singers peaked at number 30 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Judy Says” by Vibrators peaked at number 70 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Just Let Me Do My Thing” by Sine peaked at number 33 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Little Bit Of Love” by Free peaked at number 13 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Mind Blowing Decisions” by Heatwave peaked at number 12 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Song Sung Blue” by Neil Diamond peaked at number 14 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Take Me Back 'Ome” by Slade peaked at number 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “White Man In Hammere Smith Palais” by The Clash peaked at number 32 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1978, “Disco Inferno / That's Where The Happy People Go” by The Trammps peaked at number 32 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Free Me / Masquerade” by Uriah Heep peaked at number 18 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Meglomania / Bbbbbbbbbbbbboogie” by Skyhooks peaked at number 93 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Rockin' Robin” by Michael Jackson peaked at number 16 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “You're The One That I Want / Alone At A Drive-In Movie” by John Travolta And Olivia Newton-John peaked at number 1 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1978, “Baker Street” by Gerry Rafferty peaked at number 4 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Boogie Shoes” by K.C. And The Sunshine Band peaked at number 31 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1978, “If You Can't Give Me Love” by Suzi Quatro peaked at number 14 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1972, ✪ “Little Willy” by The Sweet peaked at number 6 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, ✪ “Ragtime Piano Joe” by Peter Straker peaked at number 15 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Beautiful Sunday” by Daniel Boone peaked at number 14 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Conquistador” by Procol Harum With The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra peaked at number 9 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Give Up Your Guns” by The Buoys peaked at number 5 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Golden Years Of Rock And Roll” by Long Tall Ernie And The Shakers peaked at number 5 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Loco por tí (Crazy For You)” by Chris Montez peaked at number 8 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Mary Rose” by Vader Abraham peaked at number 23 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “More Than A Woman” by Tavares peaked at number 34 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Piece Of The Rock” by Mother's Finest peaked at number 9 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “The Mambo” by Houseband peaked at number 50 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Norway 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1978, “Rivers Of Babylon” by Boney M. peaked at number 1 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1972, “Amazing Grace” by The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards peaked at number 3 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Don't Go Down To Reno” by Tony Christie peaked at number 6 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Follow You Follow Me” by Genesis peaked at number 6 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1978, “If You Can't Give Me Love” by Suzi Quatro peaked at number 4 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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