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1970

January 01 - In Australia, Bob Hawke becomes ACTU president. 01 - The age of majority in Britain is reduced from 21 to 18. 01 - Jimi...

1971

January 02 - 66 Football fans are killed when a barrier collapses at Ibrox Park in Glasgow following a match between old firm rivals Celtic...

1972

January 01 - French singer Maurice Chevalier dies (b. 1888) in Paris. He is 83. 03 - An IRA bomb injures 55 women and children when...

1973

January 01 - Britain, Denmark and Ireland join the Common Market. 04 - 400 children attack British troops in Londonderry. 07 - Hitler's car is sold for...

1974

January 01 - Golda Meir wins Israeli election. 01 - 38 Italians die when an Italia Airlines Fokker Friendship crashes near Turin. There are four survivors. 02...

1975

January 01 - The Watergate criminal trial ends. Aides of former President Nixon (John N. Mitchell, H. R. Haldeman, Robert Mardian and John D. Ehrlichman)...

1976

January 02 - 22 die as hurricane winds rock Britain. 05 - The Khmer Rouge drafts a new constitution in Cambodia, renaming it Democratic Kampuchea. 05 - Former Beatles road...

1977

January 01 - Groucho Marx dies in Los Angeles. 02 - Legendary jazz pianist and composer Erroll Garner dies. 06 - "Charter 77" launched in Czechoslovakia calling...

1978

January 01 - An Air India Jumbo explodes killing 213. 03 - Indira Gandhi expelled from India's Congress Party. 05 - The Sex Pistols make their US...

1979

January 01 - USA and China establish diplomatic relations. 04 - Ohio agrees to pay $675,000 to families of the dead and injured in Kent State...

70s Speak

ADIDAS Brand-name graffiti appearing primarily on running shoes, including a pair that glows in the dark. AGEISM Discrimination against the elderly for being old. AIR SUPPORT "It's not bombing...

Cost of Living in Australia in 1977

Average Weekly Wage (male): $149.93 Average Weekly Wage (female): $138.71 3-seater sofa and 2 x leather-look armchairs: $259.00 Chrome and Glass Coffee Table (Square): $29.00 62cm...

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1950

January 01 - Radio Beijing announces that Tibet will shortly be "liberated". 03 - Wafd Party wins Egyptian elections. 04 - Britain asks the US for a...

1951

January 01 - Chinese and North Korean forces advance across the 38th Parallel and through UN lines. 01 - Bill Byford (Saxon) born. 04 - Seoul is...

1952

January 05 - Winston Churchill arrives in Washington for talks with Truman. 07 - General Dwight D Eisenhower says he will run for US President. 12 - The prototype Vickers Valiant, Britain's...

1953

January 01 - The Maldive Islands become a republic. 01 - Arthur 'Bomber' Harris is knighted in the New Year Honours list. 01 - Hank Williams dies. 02...

1954

January 01 - Flashing indicator lights become legal on motor vehicles in Britain. 11 - A BOAC Comet jet airliner falls into the Mediterranean with the...