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What Do You Remember from 1977?

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

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What Do You Remember from 1977?

  1. 1. Cultural News of 1977 NEW YORK MINUTE
  2. 2. Cultural News of 1977 NEW YORK MINUTE Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1977: $125,000. BTW— The Super Bowl XI Champions were the Oakland Raiders over the Minnesota Vikings.
  3. 3. Cultural News of 1977 NEW YORK MINUTE 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 NEW YORK MINUTE Although there is this:
  5. 5. Cultural News of 1977 NEW YORK MINUTE 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 NEW YORK MINUTE 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 NEW YORK MINUTE NBC broadcast an animated musical film called The Hobbit, which was an adaptation of the fictional novel written by J.R.R Tolkien.
  8. 8. Cultural News of 1977 NEW YORK MINUTE 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 NEW YORK MINUTE 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 NEW YORK MINUTE Heavy Metal began publication
  11. 11. Cultural News of 1977 NEW YORK MINUTE 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 NEW YORK MINUTE 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 at the runway at Los Rodeos Airport, on the Spanish island of Tenerife, Canary Islands.
  13. 13. Cultural News of 1977 NEW YORK MINUTE 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.
  14. 14. Cultural News of 1977 NEW YORK MINUTE The US Population was officially 220,239,425 people.
  15. 15. Cultural News of 1977 NEW YORK MINUTE World Series Champions: New York Yankees.
  16. 16. Cultural News of 1977 NEW YORK MINUTE "We are two wild and crazy guys" -Steve Martin and Dan Aykroyd on Saturday Night Live
  17. 17. Cultural News of 1977 NEW YORK MINUTE "La-dee-da, la-dee-da." - Diane Keaton, in Annie Hall
  18. 18. Cultural News of 1977 NEW YORK MINUTE Anwar Sadat
  19. 19. The #1 Selling Book of 1977? NEW YORK MINUTE
  20. 20. The #1 TV show of 1977? NEW YORK MINUTE
  21. 21. SON OF SAM and The Explosion of Tabloid Journalism NEW YORK MINUTE
  22. 22. THE HIGH LINE After 1980, the High Line was abandoned and mostly forgotten about. Nature began to take over. NEW YORK MINUTE
  23. 23. #1 Album of the Year? NEW YORK MINUTE
  24. 24. New York City? NEW YORK MINUTE
  25. 25. New York City? NEW YORK MINUTE
  26. 26. Cultural News of 1977 NEW YORK MINUTE 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. Click on the cover for buy links in eBook, Print and Audio Rambo meets Breaking Bad in New York City in the summer of 1977, culminating during the citywide blackout.
  28. 28. NEW YORK MINUTE Other free slideshows (loaded or will be loaded soon)
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  30. 30. NEW YORK MINUTE Other free slideshows (loaded or will be loaded soon) And more to come!
  31. 31. New York Times bestselling author, graduate of West Point, former Green Beret, and feeder of Cool Gus. He’s had over 75 books published, including the #1 bestselling series Green Berets, Time Patrol, Area 51, and Atlantis. He’s sold over 5 million books. Born in the Bronx and having traveled the world. He’s lived on an island off the east coast, an island off the west coast, in the Rocky Mountains and other places, including time in the Orient studying martial arts. He now lives peacefully with his wife and dogs. www.bobmayer.com

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