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The 70's Datebook for December 13

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In 1970, “The Tim Conway Comedy Hour”, TV Variety; last aired on CBS.

In 1971, “All In The Family” album by Original Cast was certified Gold

In 1971, “The Donny Osmond Album” album by Donny Osmond was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1972, U.S. Apollo 17 astronauts, on last U.S. moon mission, unveil plaque dedicated to peace on lunar surface.

In 1972, “Partridge Family At Home With Their Greatest Hits” album by Partridge Family was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1972, “The World Is A Ghetto” album by War was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1972, “Tommy” album by London Symphony Orch. and Choir was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1973, Detroit, Michigan, became the first city to receive a franchise in what would become the stunningly unsuccessful World Football League (WFL).

In 1974, Malta became a republic.

In 1974, Maltese Republic Day is declared.

In 1974, TVʹS MIDNIGHT SPECIAL--Appearing: Paul Anka, Olivia Newton-John, Rufus, Barry White, Stylistics, Steve Miller Band.

In 1974, “Katy Lied” album by Steely Dan was released

In 1974, “You Ainʹt Seen Nothing Yet” single by Bachman-Turner Overdrive was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1975, David Bowieʹs “Golden Years” and Foghatʹs “Slow Ride” were released.

In 1975, NBCʹs Saturday Night wasnʹt so-live as it had to use a time delay to accomodate any necessary censoring of guest host Richard Pryor. The tape delay was used years later on host Andrew Dice Clay.

In 1975, On the cover of TV Guide: “Robert Wagner and Eddie Albert of Switch”. Other Articles: When Things Were Rotten

In 1975, On “Saturday Night Live,” John Belushiʹs Samurai character actually speaks his only line of dialogue in English, telling Richard Pryor “I can dig where youʹre coming from.”

In 1975, R.C., “My Little Town” by Simon and Garfunkel peaked at number nine on the pop singles chart.

In 1975, R.C., “Nights On Broadway” by Bee Gees peaked at number seven on the pop singles chart.

In 1975, R.C., “Venus And Mars Rock Show” by Wings peaked at #12 on the pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Convoy” by C.W. McCall entered the Top 40 chart.

In 1976, Accroding to the Tonight Show, the first X-rated video is released; the next day, men discover the “PAUSE” button on the VCR.

In 1976, Three days after its release, “Wings Over America,” the live album by Paul McCartney and Wings was certified Gold by the RIAA. Wings sales literally flew!

In 1976, “Disco Duck” single by Rick Dees and His Cast Of Idiots was certified Platinum by the RIAA

In 1976, “Double Dare”, TV Game Show hosted by Alex Trebek, debut on CBS. No, this is not to be confused with the “Double Dare” kidʹs game show on Nickelodeon a decade later!

In 1976, “Hotel California” album by Eagles was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1978, The Philadelphia Mint began stamping the Susan B. Anthony dollar, the first coin to honor a woman, which went into circulation the following July. It doesnʹt catch on because it was often mistaken for a quarter about 1/8 inch smaller in diameter.

In 1978, “Blondes Have More Fun” album by Rod Stewart was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1978, “Cruisin'” album by Village People was certified Platinum by the RIAA

In 1978, “Motor-booty Affair” album by Parliament was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1979, On General Hospital, as Lesley Webber (Denise Alexander) struggled to help Monica Quartermaine (Leslie Charleson) give birth to Alan James "A.J." Quartermaine Jr. at home, Monica blurted out that Rick Webber (Chris Robinson) was the father of her baby.

In 1979, On Guiding Light, Mike Bauer (Don Stewart) informed his daughter, Hope (Elvera Roussel), that he believed her fiance, Alan Spaulding (Christopher Bernau), was involved in serious criminal activity.

In 1971, "Bedknobs and Broomsticks" was released by Walt Disney Productions / Buena Vista Distribution; Robert Stevenson, Ward Kimball (directors); Bill Walsh, Don DaGradi (screenplay); Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, Ian Weighill, Cindy O'Callaghan, Roy Snart, Roddy McDowall, Sam Jaffe, Bruce Forsyth, Tessie O'Shea, John Ericson, Reginald Owen, Arthur Gould-Porter, Hank Worden, Cyril Delevanti, Alan Hewitt, John Orchard, Lennie Weinrib, Dallas McKennon, Bob Holt, Frank Baker, Don Barclay, Anthony Eustrel, Morgan Farley, Arthur Malet, Jack Raine, Arthur Space; Musical, Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy; Live Action / Animation

In 1971, "Nicholas and Alexandra" was released by Columbia-Warner Distributors; Franklin J. Schaffner (director); James Goldman (screenplay); Michael Jayston, Janet Suzman, Laurence Olivier, Tom Baker, Harry Andrews, Irene Worth, Jack Hawkins, Roderic Noble, Ania Marson, Lynne Frederick, Candace Glendenning, Fiona Fullerton, Timothy West, Jean-Claude Drouot, John Hallam, Guy Rolfe, John Wood, Katharine Schofield, Michael Redgrave, Eric Porter, Maurice Denham, John McEnery, Gordon Gostelow, Ralph Truman, Michael Bryant, Vivian Pickles, Brian Cox, James Hazeldine, Ian Holm, Alan Webb, Stephen Greif, Steven Berkoff, Leon Lissek, David Giles, Roy Dotrice, Richard Warwick, Martin Potter, Vernon Dobtcheff, Curt Jürgens, Julian Glover, Alexander Knox, Ralph Neville, George Rigaud, John Shrapnel, Diana Quick, John Forbes-Robertson; Epic, Historical, Drama; Live Action

In 1972, "The Getaway" was released in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1977, "Goodbye Emmanuelle" was released by Parafrance Films/ Warner Bros. Pictures / Columbia Pictures; François Leterrier (director); Monique Lange, François Leterrier, Emmanuelle Arsan (screenplay); Sylvia Kristel, Umberto Orsini, Alexandra Stewart, Jean-Pierre Bouvier, Olga Georges-Picot, and Charlotte Alexandra; Drama, Romance; Live Action

In 1977, "The Last Wave" was released by McElroy & McElroy / South Australian Film Corporation / Australian Film Commission; Peter Weir (director/screenplay); Tony Morphett, Petru Popescu (screenplay); Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, Gulpilil, Nandjiwarra Amagula, Fred Parslow, Vivean Gray, Peter Carroll, Wallas Eaton, Walter Amagula, Roy Bara, Cedrick Lalara, Morris Lalara, Athol Compton, Hedley Cullen, Michael Duffield; Mystery, Drama; Live Action

U.S. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1975, “Caribbean Festival” by Kool And The Gang peaked at number 55 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Drive My Car” by Gary Tom's Empire peaked at number 69 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “I Want'a Do Something Freaky To You” by Leon Haywood peaked at number 15 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “I'm On Fire” by 5000 Volts peaked at number 26 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “I'm On Fire” by Jim Gilstrap peaked at number 78 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Love Hurts” by Jim Capaldi peaked at number 97 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “My Little Town” by Simon And Garfunkel peaked at number 9 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Nights On Broadway” by The Bee Gees peaked at number 7 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “The Venus And Mars Rock Show” by Paul McCartney And Wings peaked at number 12 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “The Zip” by MFSB peaked at number 91 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1975, ✪ “Low Rider” by War peaked at number 6 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Everything's The Same (Ain't Nothing Changed)” by Billy Swan peaked at number 62 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Heatwave” by Linda Ronstadt peaked at number 12 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Little Dreamer” by Murray McLauchlan peaked at number 15 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Love Power” by Willie Hutch peaked at number 63 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Operator” by The Manhattan Transfer peaked at number 26 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Since I Met You Baby” by Freddy Fender peaked at number 52 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1975, “That's The Way (I Like It)” by K.C. And The Sunshine Band peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Welcome To My Nightmare” by Alice Cooper peaked at number 33 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1975, “Green, Green Grass Of Home” by Elvis Presley peaked at number 29 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Let's Twist Again” by John Asher peaked at number 14 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Na Na Is The Saddest World” by The Stylistics peaked at number 5 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Show Me You're A Woman” by Mud peaked at number 8 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1975, “Can't Give You Anything (But My Love) / I'd Rather Be Hurt By You (Than Loved By Somebody Else)” by The Stylistics peaked at number 36 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1975, “I Go To Pieces / Mr. Rock And Roll” by Cotton, Lloyd And Christian peaked at number 62 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1975, “My Little Town / Rag Doll / You're Kind” by Simon And Garfunkel peaked at number 46 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Rolling Stone / Coconut Ice” by David Essex peaked at number 19 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1975, “Moonlighting” by Leo Sayer peaked at number 14 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Sweet Wine” by Mark Williams peaked at number 7 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1975, “What A Difference A Day Makes” by Esther Phillips peaked at number 20 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1975, ✪ “Space Oddity” by David Bowie peaked at number 4 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Gone Girl” by Jack Jersey peaked at number 12 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Johanna (De noodlottige geschiedenis van een maagd en een boze schoenlapper)” by Rijk de Gooyer peaked at number 19 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Mississippi” by Pussycat peaked at number 1 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Show Me You're A Woman” by Mud peaked at number 26 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Sweden 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1975, ✪ “Theme From 'M*A*S*H' (Suicide Is Painless)” by Small Town Singers peaked at number 17 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Imagine” by John Lennon And The Plastic Ono Band peaked at number 19 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1975, “In For A Penny” by Slade peaked at number 14 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Tears On My Pillow” by Johnny Nash peaked at number 16 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1975, “That's The Way (I Like It)” by K.C. And The Sunshine Band peaked at number 3 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

In 1975, “What A Difference A Day Makes” by Esther Phillips peaked at number 5 on the Sweden pop singles chart.

Austria 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1975, “Disco Stomp” by Hamilton Bohannon peaked at number 9 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Flipper” by Peter Cornelius peaked at number 16 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Gö, do schaust” by Wolfgang Ambros peaked at number 4 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Jö schau” by Georg Danzer peaked at number 1 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1975, “Kiss Me, Kiss Your Baby” by Brotherhood Of Man peaked at number 10 on the Austria pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1970s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1975, “Wenn du denkst du denkst dann denkst du nur du denkst” by Juliane Werding peaked at number 3 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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