- Average US yearly income was $11,800
- Gas cost $.55.
- Average US house was $27,550.
- Average UK house was £7,374.
- Israeli Athletes murdered by Arab gunmen at the Munich Olympics
- UK Army fire on and kill 13 unarmed Catholic civil rights marchers in Northern Ireland.
- Burglars paid by the White House caught breaking into the Democratic National Committee office in the Watergate.
- Last US ground troops leave Vietnam.
- US President Nixon visits Red China.
- Independence gained by: Cameroon from UK and France, Bangladesh from Pakistan
- The video game Pong released.
- HBO, the first pay cable channel, is started.
- Ms magazine starts pleasing the ladies.
- M*A*S*H starts on tv.
- The Godfather proves hoods have families.
- We learn banjo playing can be fun and scary in Deliverance.
- Redford makes a terrific mountain main as Jeremiah Johnson.