1970s

Who Was Arthur Treacher And What Happened To His Fish & Chips Restaurants?

April 12, 2022

Exterior view of businesses on 63rd Drive (near Queens Boulevard) in the Rego Park neighborhood, Queens, New York, New York, March 14, 1976. (Wa...

Bizarre Photos From Studio 54 Explained

March 23, 2022

Warning: This collection of photographs contains graphic images that may be disturbing to some viewersThis collection of unedited photographs caught inside the doors of Studio 54 ex...

Who Was Harvey Milk?

December 7, 2021

Harvey Milk. (Bettmann/Getty Images) On November 8, 1977, Harvey Milk became the first openly gay man elected to public office in California after winning a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supe...

Li'l Abner: The Comic Strip That Changed The Face Of The American South

November 13, 2021

Li'l Abner comic strip, 1949. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Li'l Abner, a satirical American comic strip that appeared in newspapers across North...

Ted Bundy: 5 Fast Facts About The Campus Killer

August 23, 2021

Ted Bundy, seated in court. (Bettmann/Getty Images) He Had A Weird UpbringingBorn on November 24, 1946, Ted Bundy grew up in a middle-class home in Philadelphia. Accordi...

The Fall Of Saigon

August 19, 2021

The Vietnam War was a complex and costly conflict between the communist North Vietnam and the Western-backed South Vietnam meant to determine the future of the nation after Japan's withdrawal follo...

The Isdal Woman: The Coldest Case Of The Cold War

August 3, 2021

Isdalen, where the woman was discovered. (Reinhardheydt/Wikimedia Commons) On the sunny afternoon of November 29, 1970, a young Norwegian family was out on a hike when...

Houston, We Have A Problem: The True Story Of Apollo 13

July 3, 2021

The Apollo 13 mission was supposed to be NASA's third lunar landing, but it was plagued with misfortune from the very beginning. In fact, the crew that wound up...

Beautiful Stars Of The 70s And How They’re Looking 50 Years Later

May 27, 2021

The '70s was a magical decade for beauty and glamor, and the female stars who emerged have an allure we'll never recapture. We saw women taking charge as...

1970: Cigarette Advertising Is Banned By Congress

April 1, 2021

Lillian Eggers, television queen of 1940, advertising for cigarettes in Philadelphia. (Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images) It's no joke. Until 1971, tobac...

China Ends Their One-Child Policy In 2015 After 35 Years

March 29, 2021

A child hugs a red lantern in China. (Zhang Yin/China News Service via Getty Images) In the late 1970s, China was a mess. The population was growing out of cont...

1977: The Worst Accident In Civil Aviation History Where Two 747s Collided

March 27, 2021

Wreckage on the runway of Los Rodeos after the Tenerife airport disaster of March 27, 1977. (Unknown author/Wikimedia Commons) On March 27, 19...

Christine Chubbuck: Her Live TV Suicide And Everything That Led Up To It

January 25, 2021

WVIZ, WTOG, and WXLT-TV reporter Christine Chubbuck in 1974, two weeks before her death. (John Cloud/Wikimedia Commons) It was an sunny summer d...

Robert Hansen- The Serial Killer Who Hunted His Victims For Sport

September 24, 2020

(Alaskan Police Department/Wikimedia Commons) Between 1971 and 1983, Alaskan baker Robert Hansen killed at least 17 women. Although he was only convict...

Disco Demolition Night: Racist And Homophobic Or Just Rock Fans Having Fun?

July 13, 2020

Many lovers of music will tell you that disco died on July 12, 1979. It was murdered by an overzealous shock jock, a brilliant promoter, and...

Assata Shakur: Black Panther, Black Liberation Army Member, Bank Robber, Badass

July 10, 2020

Tupac Shakur, the king of '90s West Coast hip-hop, had a reputation for skirting the law. Perhaps he got his rebel attitude from his god...

1979: The First Ever Missing Child Appears On A Milk Carton

May 25, 2020

May 25 is National Missing Children's Day, an occasion for various organizations like the Center for Missing and Exploited Children to raise awareness of th...

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