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What happened that year? Who won the Super Bowl? Top book? Top movie? Man of the year? Why did a flying pig stop flights into Heathrow?

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  1. 1. Cultural News of 1977 NEW YORK MINUTE
  2. 2. Cultural News of 1977 Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1977: $125,000. BTW— The Super Bowl XI was the Oakland Raiders over the Minnesota Vikings.
  3. 3. Cultural News of 1977 The first "High Five" that is widely acknowledged occurred on October 2, 1977 between two members of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Glen Burke and Dusty Baker.
  4. 4. Cultural News of 1977 Although there is this:
  5. 5. Cultural News of 1977 Pink Floyd tied a giant inflatable pig to a power station as a publicity stunt. The pig broke free, and floated over Heathrow airport, where all flights had to be grounded to avoid collisions with the pig. Pigs rule.
  6. 6. Cultural News of 1977 Was Nike's "Just Do It" slogan inspired by the last words of Gary Gilmore, which he spoke just before being executed by firing squad?
  7. 7. Cultural News of 1977 NBC broadcast an animated musical film called The Hobbit, which was an adaptation of the novel written by J.R.R Tolkien. Managed to do it in one movie.
  8. 8. Cultural News of 1977 Saturday Night Live had an "Anyone Can Host" contest and the winner was an 80-year old woman named Miskel Spillman.
  9. 9. Cultural News of 1977 When Australian driver Alan Jones won the 1977 Austrian Formula 1 Grand Prix, the race organizers didn't have a copy of his national anthem to play at the podium ceremony (unaware that it was God Save The Queen). Instead, a drunk person played "Happy Birthday" on a trumpet.
  10. 10. Cultural News of 1977 Heavy Metal began publication
  11. 11. Cultural News of 1977 Director Roman Polanski pleaded guilty of raping a 13 year old girl in 1977 but fled the U.S to avoid charges. He’s never been back.
  12. 12. Cultural News of 1977 The deadliest (583 casualties) crash in Aviation history occurred not in the skies but on the runway between two Boeing 747s on March 27, 1977. Known as the 'Tenerife Airport Disaster'. It happened on the runway at Los Rodeos Airport, on the Spanish island of Tenerife, Canary Islands. For more on great disasters and how they can be avoided see my Green Beret Guide to Seven Great Disasters series.
  13. 13. Cultural News of 1977 In 1962, special, hi-tech locks were added to all US nuclear missiles that would prevent launch without a secret, unique launch code. However, military officials quietly circumvented this safeguard by setting every lock to "00000000". The codes remained unchanged until 1977. For more on nuclear codes and presidents: HERE
  14. 14. Cultural News of 1977 The US Population was officially 220,239,425 people.
  15. 15. Cultural News of 1977 World Series Champions: New York Yankees.
  16. 16. Cultural News of 1977 "We are two wild and crazy guys" -Steve Martin and Dan Aykroyd on Saturday Night Live
  17. 17. Cultural News of 1977 "La-dee-da, la-dee-da." - Diane Keaton, in Annie Hall
  18. 18. Cultural News of 1977 Anwar Sadat
  19. 19. The #1 Selling Book of 1977?
  20. 20. The #1 TV show of 1977?
  21. 21. SON OF SAM and The Explosion of Tabloid Journalism a slideshow on that HERE
  22. 22. THE HIGH LINE After 1980, the High Line was abandoned and mostly forgotten about. Nature began to take over.
  23. 23. #1 Album of the Year?
  24. 24. New York City?
  25. 25. New York City?
  26. 26. Cultural News of 1977 New York Minute takes place in July 1977. This was the culture then. Personal computers and cell phones were things of the future. To call someone from outside your home or office you still had to ‘drop a dime’. This is when I grew up in the Bronx. More people were leaving the city than coming in.
  27. 27. New York City. 1970s. Jack Reacher meets the Equalizer by NY Times Bestselling Author, West Point graduate and former Green Beret One of the top five new series of the year. http://bobmayer.com/fiction/
  28. 28. Print Book Free downloadable Powerpoint slideshows on survival, history writing, and interesting information are available HERE
  29. 29. www.bobmayer.com About the author: Bob Mayer up in the Bronx, New York City; graduated West Point, served in the Infantry including leading a recon platoon in the First Cav Division, and then Special Forces (Green Berets), commanding an A-Team and other assignments. After leaving active duty he studied martial arts in the Orient and was brought back for numerous ADSW (Active Duty Special Work) tours in Special Operations. He’s lived on an island off the east coast, an island off the west coast, in the Rocky Mountains, the hill country of Texas, the hills of New England, the Appalachians and other places. They haven’t caught up to him yet. He is the New York Times bestselling author of over 80 books.

Editor's Notes

  • There’s a common image of a red and white sign for Area 51 you can find
  • Description

    What happened that year? Who won the Super Bowl? Top book? Top movie? Man of the year? Why did a flying pig stop flights into Heathrow?

    Transcript

    1. 1. Cultural News of 1977 NEW YORK MINUTE
    2. 2. Cultural News of 1977 Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1977: $125,000. BTW— The Super Bowl XI was the Oakland Raiders over the Minnesota Vikings.
    3. 3. Cultural News of 1977 The first "High Five" that is widely acknowledged occurred on October 2, 1977 between two members of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Glen Burke and Dusty Baker.
    4. 4. Cultural News of 1977 Although there is this:
    5. 5. Cultural News of 1977 Pink Floyd tied a giant inflatable pig to a power station as a publicity stunt. The pig broke free, and floated over Heathrow airport, where all flights had to be grounded to avoid collisions with the pig. Pigs rule.
    6. 6. Cultural News of 1977 Was Nike's "Just Do It" slogan inspired by the last words of Gary Gilmore, which he spoke just before being executed by firing squad?
    7. 7. Cultural News of 1977 NBC broadcast an animated musical film called The Hobbit, which was an adaptation of the novel written by J.R.R Tolkien. Managed to do it in one movie.
    8. 8. Cultural News of 1977 Saturday Night Live had an "Anyone Can Host" contest and the winner was an 80-year old woman named Miskel Spillman.
    9. 9. Cultural News of 1977 When Australian driver Alan Jones won the 1977 Austrian Formula 1 Grand Prix, the race organizers didn't have a copy of his national anthem to play at the podium ceremony (unaware that it was God Save The Queen). Instead, a drunk person played "Happy Birthday" on a trumpet.
    10. 10. Cultural News of 1977 Heavy Metal began publication
    11. 11. Cultural News of 1977 Director Roman Polanski pleaded guilty of raping a 13 year old girl in 1977 but fled the U.S to avoid charges. He’s never been back.
    12. 12. Cultural News of 1977 The deadliest (583 casualties) crash in Aviation history occurred not in the skies but on the runway between two Boeing 747s on March 27, 1977. Known as the 'Tenerife Airport Disaster'. It happened on the runway at Los Rodeos Airport, on the Spanish island of Tenerife, Canary Islands. For more on great disasters and how they can be avoided see my Green Beret Guide to Seven Great Disasters series.
    13. 13. Cultural News of 1977 In 1962, special, hi-tech locks were added to all US nuclear missiles that would prevent launch without a secret, unique launch code. However, military officials quietly circumvented this safeguard by setting every lock to "00000000". The codes remained unchanged until 1977. For more on nuclear codes and presidents: HERE
    14. 14. Cultural News of 1977 The US Population was officially 220,239,425 people.
    15. 15. Cultural News of 1977 World Series Champions: New York Yankees.
    16. 16. Cultural News of 1977 "We are two wild and crazy guys" -Steve Martin and Dan Aykroyd on Saturday Night Live
    17. 17. Cultural News of 1977 "La-dee-da, la-dee-da." - Diane Keaton, in Annie Hall
    18. 18. Cultural News of 1977 Anwar Sadat
    19. 19. The #1 Selling Book of 1977?
    20. 20. The #1 TV show of 1977?
    21. 21. SON OF SAM and The Explosion of Tabloid Journalism a slideshow on that HERE
    22. 22. THE HIGH LINE After 1980, the High Line was abandoned and mostly forgotten about. Nature began to take over.
    23. 23. #1 Album of the Year?
    24. 24. New York City?
    25. 25. New York City?
    26. 26. Cultural News of 1977 New York Minute takes place in July 1977. This was the culture then. Personal computers and cell phones were things of the future. To call someone from outside your home or office you still had to ‘drop a dime’. This is when I grew up in the Bronx. More people were leaving the city than coming in.
    27. 27. New York City. 1970s. Jack Reacher meets the Equalizer by NY Times Bestselling Author, West Point graduate and former Green Beret One of the top five new series of the year. http://bobmayer.com/fiction/
    28. 28. Print Book Free downloadable Powerpoint slideshows on survival, history writing, and interesting information are available HERE
    29. 29. www.bobmayer.com About the author: Bob Mayer up in the Bronx, New York City; graduated West Point, served in the Infantry including leading a recon platoon in the First Cav Division, and then Special Forces (Green Berets), commanding an A-Team and other assignments. After leaving active duty he studied martial arts in the Orient and was brought back for numerous ADSW (Active Duty Special Work) tours in Special Operations. He’s lived on an island off the east coast, an island off the west coast, in the Rocky Mountains, the hill country of Texas, the hills of New England, the Appalachians and other places. They haven’t caught up to him yet. He is the New York Times bestselling author of over 80 books.

    Editor's Notes

  • There’s a common image of a red and white sign for Area 51 you can find
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