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In 1971, On The Doctors, Toni Ferra (Anna Stuart) told a visiting Carolee Allison (Carolee Campbell) that she made her mother out to be a warm, caring person, but it backfired because now Billy (Robert Hennessey) wanted to find her.

In 1971, Today in Days of Our Lives History: Melissa Anderson was born (but turned 18 in 1985 due to the use of Rapid Aging methods in soap operas.)

In 1972, R.C., “Deteriorata” by National Lampoon featuring Melissa Manchester before her singing career BLOSSOMMED peaked at #91 on the pop singles chart; it was a parody of “Desiderata” by Les Crane.

In 1972, R.C., “Freddieʹs Dead (Theme From Superfly)” by Curtis Mayfield peaked at number four on the pop singles chart.

In 1972, R.C., “Garden Party” by Rick Nelson peaked at number six on the pop singles chart.

In 1972, R.C., “I Can See Clearly Now” by Johnny Nash peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1972, R.C., “Listen To The Music” by Doobie Brothers peaked at #11 on the pop singles chart.

In 1972, R.C., “Nights In White Satin” by Moody Blues peaked at number two on the pop singles chart.

In 1972, The Los Angeles Kings scored three goals within 45 seconds against the New York Islanders.

In 1972, “Convention '72” by Delegates entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1972, “Great Performances” began airing on PBS

In 1973, The Chicago Bears set a National Football League record by holding the Green Bay Packers to a minus 12 yards passing.

In 1974, Mike Collins KOs Pat Bronson With A Sole Punch! The shortest boxing match on record lasted four seconds into round one; beat that Mike Tyson!

In 1974, Paul McCartney and Wings released “Juniorʹs Farm,” which became their fourth Top Ten hit of the past year. The song goes to number three.

In 1975, CBS aired the final episode of primetime soap opera Beacon Hill, an adaptation of the British series Upstairs, Downstairs. The story revolved around a wealthy family and their servants in 1920s Boston. Beacon Hill debuted with a large audience but quickly lost viewers and aired only 13 episodes. The New York Times wrote a story about the show ("The Making of a Lemon") and called it "an Edsel for 1975."

In 1976, Daryl Hall and John Oatesʹ fifth album, “Bigger Than Both of Us,” goes gold. It features their big hit to date, “Rich Girl” which hits number one early next year.

In 1977, CBS aired the final 30-minute episode of Guiding Light. The show expanded to an hour on Monday, November 7.

In 1977, “Anthology” album by Steve Miller Band was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1977, “Let It Flow” album by Dave Mason was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1977, “The Last Waltz,” the feature movie of the final concert by The Band, premiered in New York and was acclaimed as one of the finest concert films ever made.

In 1978, After years playing second fiddle to that wascally wabbit, our favorite feathered friend gets top billing from NBC in his own series, “The Daffy Duck Show.” Speedy Gonzales gets co-billing in the showʹs final (1981) season.

In 1978, Boston plays in the city of Boston for the first time, a sold-out show at the Boston Garden.

In 1978, Boston, the rock band from the city of the same name, play their hometown for the first time since becoming major player. They open a two night, sold out stand at the Boston Garden, naturally.

In 1978, Filming began on “Rock ʹnʹ Roll High School”…starring the Ramones.

In 1978, On the cover of TV Guide: “John Travolta of Welcome Back, Kotter”. Other Articles: Priscilla Barnes, Judy Garland.

In 1978, On “Saturday Night Live,” Elvis Presleyʹs coat sings his greatest hits, live in concert, the wild-and-crazy Festrunk brothers (Steve Martin and Dan Aykroyd) make their final appearance, frightening off “foxes” Jane Curtin, Gilda Radner, and Laraine Newman by showing them a “Bratislavan vibrating machine” — a drill with a feather duster attached to the end.

In 1978, R.C., “Themes From The Wizard Of Oz” by Meco peaked at #35 on the pop singles chart.

In 1978, R.C., “Who Are You” by The Who peaked at #14 on the pop singles chart.

In 1978, Singer Barbara Mandrell has her first number one hit on the country charts with “Sleeping Single In A Double Bed”.

In 1978, The number one selling album: “Living in the USA” by Linda Ronstadt, includes the tracks “Back in the USA”, “Ooh Baby Baby” and “Allison.”

In 1978, The Talking Headsʹ “Take Me To The River” was released.

In 1978, TVʹS “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE” Musical Guest: VAN MORRISON (“WAVE LENGTH”, “KINGDOM HALL”)

In 1979, Day 1: America Held Hostage! In Iran, 500 militants storm the American Embassy and seize 90 hostages, 60 of which are Americans. They demand the return of the Iranian shah from the U.S. to stand trial. The U.S. refuses the demand and allows the shah to leave. He eventually dies in an Egyptian hospital. The hostages were released after 444 days on January 20, 1980, President Ronald Reaganʹs inauguration day. This also was the inspiration of Nightline that was evolved from ABC Newsʹ nightly “Day x: America Held Hostage” updates.

In 1979, Seattle Seahawks Rush In Reverse, gain minus seven yards and lost to the Los Angeles Rams!

In 1977, "Heroes" was released by Universal Pictures; Jeremy Kagan (director); James Carabatsos (screenplay); Henry Winkler, Sally Field, Harrison Ford, Val Avery, Olivia Cole, Hector Elias, Dennis Burkley, Tony Burton, Michael Cavanaugh, Stuart Margolin; Drama; Live Action

In 1977, "First Love" was released by Paramount Pictures; Joan Darling (director); Jane Stanton Hitchcock, David Freeman (screenplay); William Katt, Susan Dey, John Heard, Beverly D'Angelo, Robert Loggia, Swoosie Kurtz, Tom Lacy, June Barrett; Romance, Drama; Live Action

In 1977, "Which Way Is Up?" was released by Universal Pictures; Michael Schultz (director); Carl Gottlieb, Cecil Brown (screenplay); Richard Pryor, Lonette McKee, Margaret Avery, Morgan Woodward, Marilyn Coleman, BeBe Drake-Hooks, Gloria Edwards, Ernesto Hernandez, Otis Day, Morgan Roberts, Diane Rodriguez, Dolph Sweet, Timothy Thomerson, Danny Valdez, Luis Valdez, Harry Northup; Comedy; Live Action

U.S. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1972, ✪ “Deteriorata” by National Lampoon peaked at number 91 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, ✪ “Themes From 'The Wizard Of Oz'” by Meco peaked at number 35 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Champagne Jam” by The Atlanta Rhythm Section peaked at number 43 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Do You Feel All Right” by K.C. And The Sunshine Band peaked at number 63 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Don't Do It” by The Band peaked at number 34 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Flying High” by The Commodores peaked at number 38 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Garden Party” by Rick Nelson And The Stone Canyon Band peaked at number 6 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues” by Danny O'Keefe peaked at number 9 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Got To Have Lovin'” by Don Ray peaked at number 44 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Guilty” by Al Green peaked at number 69 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Hey, You Love” by Mouth And MacNeal Philips peaked at number 87 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “I Believe In Music” by Gallery peaked at number 22 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “I Can See Clearly Now” by Johnny Nash peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “I Got A Thing About You Baby” by Billy Lee Riley peaked at number 93 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “It's A Laugh” by Daryl Hall And John Oates peaked at number 20 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Listen To The Music” by The Doobie Brothers peaked at number 11 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Loving You Just Crossed My Mind” by Sam Neely peaked at number 29 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “New York City” by Zwol peaked at number 76 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Nights In White Satin” by The Moody Blues peaked at number 2 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Poor Boy” by Casey Kelly peaked at number 52 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Prisoner Of Your Love” by Player peaked at number 27 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Raining In My Heart” by Leo Sayer peaked at number 47 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Redwood Tree” by Van Morrison peaked at number 98 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Roberta” by Bones peaked at number 94 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Searching For A Thrill” by Starbuck peaked at number 58 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Song Seller” by The Raiders peaked at number 96 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Starting All Over Again” by Mel And Tim peaked at number 19 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Talking In Your Sleep” by Crystal Gayle peaked at number 18 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Theme From 'Superfly' (Freddie's Dead)” by Curtis Mayfield peaked at number 4 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Together Alone” by Melanie peaked at number 86 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “We Can Make It Together” by Steve And Eydie With The Osmonds peaked at number 68 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Who Are You” by The Who peaked at number 14 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “You Needed Me” by Anne Murray peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “You Should Do It” by Peter Brown With Betty Wright peaked at number 54 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1972, ✪ “Ain't Never Seen A White Man” by Wolfman Jack peaked at number 88 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Ben” by Michael Jackson peaked at number 6 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Tight Rope” by Leon Russell peaked at number 5 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Use Me” by Bill Withers peaked at number 33 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1978, ✪ “Dippety Day” by Father Abraham And The Smurfs peaked at number 13 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, ✪ “Radio Radio” by Elvis Costello And The Attractions peaked at number 29 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Blame It On The Boogie” by The Jacksons peaked at number 8 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Borsalino” by Bobby Crush peaked at number 37 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Brave New World” by David Essex peaked at number 55 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “California Dreamin'” by Colorado peaked at number 45 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Destiny” by Anne Murray peaked at number 41 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Don't Walk Away Till I Touch You” by Elaine Paige peaked at number 46 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Down In The Tube Station At Midnight” by The Jam peaked at number 15 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Ever Fallen In Love” by Buzzcocks peaked at number 12 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Hot Blooded” by Foreigner peaked at number 42 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Hurry Up Harry” by Sham 69 peaked at number 10 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Is Your Love In Vain” by Bob Dylan peaked at number 56 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Prance On” by Eddie Henderson peaked at number 44 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Public Image” by PiL (Public Image Limited) peaked at number 9 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Respectable” by The Rolling Stones peaked at number 23 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Sandy” by John Travolta peaked at number 2 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Teenage Kicks” by The Undertones peaked at number 31 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1978, “5-7-0-5 / Bad For Business” by City Boy peaked at number 11 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “An Everlasting Love / Flowing Rivers” by Andy Gibb peaked at number 57 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Circles” by The New Seekers peaked at number 20 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Love Is All / Sitting In A Dream” by Roger Glover peaked at number 10 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Love Will Find A Way / Always Be Together” by Pablo Cruise peaked at number 8 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Substitute / Keep On Dancin'” by Peaches peaked at number 15 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Take A Long Line / Love Takes Care” by The Angels (Australia) peaked at number 29 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1972, “The Promised Land” by Dave Edmunds peaked at number 5 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Three Times A Lady / Look What You've Done To Me” by The Commodores peaked at number 1 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1978, ✪ “Macho Man” by Village People peaked at number 7 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Oh! Darling” by Robin Gibb peaked at number 40 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Reminiscing” by Little River Band peaked at number 17 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1972, ✪ “My Ding-a-Ling” by Chuck Berry peaked at number 29 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Back Stabbers” by The O'Jays peaked at number 8 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Let Me (Let Me Be Your Lover)” by Jimmy 'Bo' Horne peaked at number 20 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Summer Nights” by John Travolta And Olivia Newton-John peaked at number 1 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Sun Is Here” by Sun peaked at number 33 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Tell Me Your Plans” by The Shirts peaked at number 8 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “The Longer The Distance” by The Major Dundee Band peaked at number 29 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1972, “Virginia Plain” by Roxy Music peaked at number 18 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Whenever I Call You "Friend"” by Kenny Loggins Featuring Stevie Nicks peaked at number 15 on the Netherlands 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 21 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Sweden 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1978, “Dreadlock Holiday” by 10cc peaked at number 16 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Grease” by Frankie Valli peaked at number 6 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Hot Shot” by Karen Young peaked at number 15 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Punkjävlar” by Eddie Meduza And The Roaring Cadillacs peaked at number 18 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

Norway 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1972, “Clair” by Gilbert O'Sullivan peaked at number 1 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1972, “Silver Machine” by Hawkwind peaked at number 1 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1978, “Was wird sein, fragt der Schlumpf” by Vader Abraham peaked at number 6 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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