1972
  • First feminist magazine Ms. launched
  • Nixon visited Beijing
  • U.S. Swimmer Mark Spitz won seven Olympic gold medals
  • First video game, 'Pong', introduced
  • Munich Olympic terror by Palestinians
1973
  • Abortion legalized
  • OPEC oil crisis
  • U.S. troops left Vietnam
1974
1973
  • Abortion legalized
  • OPEC oil crisis
  • U.S. troops left Vietnam
1975
1976
  • Mao Zhe Dong died
  • Comaneci scored 10
  • 200 anniversary of America
1977
1978
  • Camp David Summit
  • 'Saturday Night Fever' released
1979
  • Iran students took U.S. hostages
  • Sandinista rebels in Nicaragua
  • Soviet invaded Afghanistan
  • Three Mile Island nuclear power plant accident
  • Sony introduced 'Walkman'