×

1970s

The Crazy Disco Era of the 1970s

February 27, 2018

Disco reached its peak during the mid 1970s to the early 1980s. Many viewed it as a way to ‘rock out’ against mainstream rock music of the time. Here are some photos showing how different ...

Male Fashion from the 1970s

December 5, 2017

1972 Andes Plane Crash Survivor Still Haunted by His Or...

November 14, 2017

On Friday the 13th of October 1972, a plane carrying 45 rugby team members crashed in the Andes Mountains. For 72 days, the world thought they were dead. But what...

The Story of Andre the Giant

October 9, 2017

Andre the Giant was born on May 19, 1946 in Grenoble, France. He suffered from a condition called Acromelagy, also known as Giantism. Giantism is due to an excess of hormones which causes the ...

This Was New York City Before the Great Clean Up, 1970s

September 26, 2017

New York, a global power city, is the most populous city in America, and one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world. However, before the great clean-...

Man Who Collected 9,000+ Beer Cans in 40 Years is Now R...

August 17, 2017

Nick West, owner of 9000+ empty beer cans, has decided to sell his collection in order to downsize their house. Nick's beer-collecting hobby started in 1975 when ...

Mullet: The Badass Hairstyle of the 1970s to Early 1990...

August 9, 2017

Mullet, a hairstyle characterized by short cuts in the front and sides and long in the back, started to gain popularity in the 1970s. Rod Stewart, David Bowie, An...

Couple Has Been Dressing in Matching Outfits Every Day ...

August 6, 2017

Donald Featherstone, who hit it big after inventing the plastic pink flamingo lawn ornament in the late Fifties, and his wife Nancy, have dressed alike every day...

60+ Inventions from the 1950s - Present That Have Impro...

July 29, 2017

This is just a handful of inventions from recent history that have helped to change how we live – in some cases beyond all recognition. H/T Stormclad

Watch Ray Charles Perform His Soulful Rendition Of 'Ame...

July 4, 2017

If you were around for America's bicentennial in 1976, then you’ve probably heard Ray Charles singing this version before. And while there are many different vers...

Some 1970 Quarters Could Be Worth $35,000. Do You Know ...

June 18, 2017

You might assume that for any coin to be worth a fortune, it has to be minted hundreds of years ago. However, you might be surprised to know that some quarters m...

These Vintage Photos of San Francisco Hippies Reveal th...

June 3, 2017

Known for its tolerance and multiculturalism, outcasts and the socially marginalized flocked to San Franciso on the cusp of the 1970s. An eclectic community was f...

The Story Behind: “Burst of Joy”, 1973

June 1, 2017

On an overcast day in March 1973, photographer Sal Veder of Associated Press captured an image of a POW being happily greeted by his family. The photo was titled “Burst of Joy" a...

Men in Short Shorts Show A Forgotten 1970s Fashion Tren...

May 25, 2017

From dodgy denim numbers and terribly tight tear-offs to suspiciously short sports shorts and lady-killing khaki cut-offs, 1970s men's shorts took short to a whol...

Recovered: Vietnam-era Lighters Carried by Soldiers Dur...

May 17, 2017

Recently, Cowan’s Auctions featured over 280 Vietnam-era lighters carried by soldiers during the war. As seen in the small sampling below, these small objects ref...

4 Sisters Take A Picture Together Every Year for 40 Yea...

May 8, 2017

In the summer of 1975, while Nicholas Nixon was visiting his wife’s family, he asked all four sisters – left to right: Heather, Mimi, BeBe, and Laurie – to stand ...

The Largest Bioterror Attack in U.S. History Began at a...

April 7, 2017

One fateful day in September, 1984, a woman stood in front of the Taco Time salsa bar in The Dalles, Oregon, holding a small plastic bag filled with a brownish sl...

Retro Vests – 27 Hilarious Knit Sweaters from the 1960s...

March 30, 2017

Wouldn’t you want to wear any of these wickedly despicable retro vests of the ‘60s and ‘70s? H/T Hint Blog

The Story of the Lonely Tree of Tenere

March 22, 2017

It’s difficult to be certain which individual tree is the most remote, but for several decades that distinction belonged to the Tree of Ténéré, a lone acacia tree standing in the vas...

Photos of Old Kitchens from 1860 to 1970

March 19, 2017

The notion of a 'kitchen' as we know it today came about due to a book by the Beecher sisters, Catherine and her sister, Harriet Beecher Stowe. In 1869, the two sisters published a...

Photos of Old Kitchens from 1860 - 1970

March 19, 2017

The notion of a 'kitchen' as we know it today came about due to a book by the Beecher sisters, Catherine and her sister, Harriet Beecher Stowe. In 1869, the two sisters published a ...

Man Took Photos of the Same Place for Over 40 Years and...

March 18, 2017

Camilo José Vergara is a Chilean-born photographer who captured buildings in his neighborhood and witnessed as they change through the years. He documented these ...

How Argentina and Chile Used Babies In An Attempt to Ow...

March 13, 2017

Argentina and Chile have been competing for ownership of Antarctica since 1940. Although several other countries are involved in this “competition”, no one truly ...

A Unique Cemetery With Poems and Jokes Written on Tombs...

March 5, 2017

A well-known cemetery in the village of Săpânța, Maramureş county, Romania, called Merry Cemetery, is a cemetery that is famous across the world for its unique wa...

The Alleged HIV 'Patient Zero' Man Has Been Exonerated

January 27, 2017

Gaetan Dugas, singled out as the first infection vector for the virus in the United States, was a homosexual flight attendant. Recent science has renounced his unwant...

The Soldier Who Threw His Body Over a Grenade, Survived...

January 27, 2017

During the spring of 1971, the 2nd Squadron of the 17th Cavalry guarded the airstrip at Khe Sanh in South Vietnam. They aided American planes flying missions into...

The Jonestown Massacre: One of The Most Disturbing Even...

January 18, 2017

More than 900 people willingly died due to cyanide poisoning on November 18, 1978 from the settlement of Jonestown, Guyana. It was considered one of the most omin...

The Story Behind the Semi-nude FBI Agent Delivering $1 ...

January 16, 2017

In 1972, a man held a pilot at gunpoint on a plane loaded with 86 passengers. He asked for a million dollars in cash – the largest ransom ever received by an airp...

Photos of Remains of the Twin Towers in Hangar 17

January 12, 2017

At New York Kennedy Airport's airplane hangar, fewer than 30 pieces of steel linger from the debris recovered after the tragic 9/11 incident when terrorists hijacked plane...

Twin Towers Under Construction (19 Photos)

January 12, 2017

Skyscrapers arised in the 1880s, these were supported by an interior skeleton made of steel columns placed every 20 feet or the like. The exterior walls of the building, known as...

President Nixon Visiting the Apollo 11 Crew in Quaranti...

January 5, 2017

On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy with the astronauts carried into an initial Earth-orbit of 114 by 116 miles. Approximately 530 million peo...

Then and Now: What Happened to the People in Microsoft'...

January 1, 2017

Back in 1978, the founding employees of Microsoft gathered to take a picture prior to moving to Washington. Front row (left to right): Bill Gates, Andrea Lewis, M...

Incredible Vintage Color Photos of New York Street Scen...

December 23, 2016

5th Avenue and 58th Street, 1970 7th Avenue and 42nd Street, New York City, 1970 9th Avenue and 40th Street, 1970 34th street between 5th and 6th, 1979 42n...

Romantic Men's Hairstyle from the 1960s - 1970s

December 13, 2016

Men's hair in the 60's and 70's was a big thing. From blow drying to bobbing to sideburns - they did it all! Just take a look at the collection below... Most of the photos w...

Photos of Philippe Petit's Twin Towers Tightrope Walk, ...

November 29, 2016

Whether you take Philippe Petit’s tightrope walk between the Twin Towers as art, daredevilry, or madness, it’s hard to deny the awe it inspired. The French stuntm...

Herbert K. Pililaau: The Knife-Wielding Badass from His...

October 26, 2016

As part of the 23rd regiment, Piliaau and his company played a key role in the now famous Battle of Bloody Ridge, in August of 1971. However, it was about a month...

The Juliane Koepcke Story: The Girl Who Fell from the S...

October 3, 2016

Juliane Koepcke was born a German national in Lima, Peru, in 1954, the daughter of a world-renowned zoologist (Hans-Wilhelm) and an equally revered ornithologist ...

A Canadian Ghost Town That Stood Frozen in Time

September 21, 2016

In Canada the small town of Kitsault lies frozen in time, completely abandoned by it's once 1,200 strong community. Kitsault has been left a ghost town for 30 years now and ...

Hiroo Onoda: The Japanese Soldier Who Fought World War ...

August 26, 2016

You are absolutely forbidden to die by your own hand. It may take three years, it may take five, but whatever happens, we'll come back for you. Until then, so l...

Men’s Fashion Ads From the 1970s Will Make You Cringe

August 12, 2016

These men's clothing ads from the 1970s feature 'Underwear that's funtawear' and 'For whom the bells tolls' fashion styles. What a groovy decade in fashion! It must ...

The Last Public Execution By Guillotine, 1939

August 6, 2016

This is the last PUBLIC execution by guillotine, not the last execution by guillotine. The guillotine was the only mean of execution that the French republic has ever known, i...

A Mouthwatering Look At What In-Flight Meals Used To Be...

August 1, 2016

Today, meals served up during a long-haul flight are admittedly not the same as they were before. You can now travel back in time to the golden age of flying whe...

20 Photos Of The Patty Hearst Kidnapping circa 1970

July 20, 2016

On February 4, 1974, 19-year-old Patty Hearst was kidnapped by a radical group who called themselves the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA). News of her kidnapping — and P...

25 Timeless Fashion Lessons from Audrey Hepburn Every W...

July 4, 2016

Audrey Hepburn is one of the 20th Century’s most heralded style icons, and for good reason! She had consistent, classic style throughout her life, sticking to sim...

15 Rarely-Seen Photos Of Harlem During The Summer Of 19...

June 9, 2016

In July of 1970, French photographer Jack Garofalo, took a series of photos for Harlem Paris Match magazine's October issue. He was to document the changes after ...

Photos of Gypsies Living the Nomadic Life Between the 1...

April 4, 2016

Between 1962 and 1971, photographer Josef Koudelka travelled throughout Czechoslovakia and beyond to rural Romania, Hungary, France and Spain. His main subject? T...

Vintage Look: New York City In The 1970s

November 23, 2015

American-based photographer Andrew Blair has been taking snapshots of the various scenes, building and people in the US since he was a teenager. Some of his 1970s shots wonderfully...

Rare and Unseen Color Photos of America’s Hippie Commun...

November 14, 2015

In the 1970s, scores of young people began springing up all over the country. They build their own homes, share the work and money, and legislate their own laws...