The Seventies were a decade of love, war, politics and great music. Many
people lived through the decade, but may not remember some of the greatest
70’s trivia of the time.
The Seventies started out on a tragic note. With what has become a sad
event in 70’s trivia, four college students at Kent State University
were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The National Guard had been
brought out as crowd control for students protesting the Vietnam War. As
the confrontation escalated, shots were fired into the crowd, killing the
In 1971, a female athlete broke the $100,000 earnings barrier. Do you remember
how it was? It was tennis player Billie Jean King. In what year was then
presidential candidate George Wallace shot while campaigning? In was in
1972. Wallace was confined to a wheelchair the rest of his life after the
shooting in Maryland. In 1975, Richard M. Nixon became the first president
of the United States to resign from the office. Because of Watergate, it
is believed he would have been impeached had he not resigned. In 1975, the
Catholic Church named the first American born saint. Her name was Elizabeth
Ann Seton. In 1978, the first test tube baby was born. If you do not remember
the headlines, her name was Louise Joy Brown and she was born in England.
No 70’s trivia lesson would be complete without a mention of Disco.
Disco was one of the most popular music genres during the 1970’s.
K.C. and the Sunshine Band had a hit song with the lyrics “Do a little
dance, make a little love…” Did you remember the title of the
song was “Get Down Tonight?” Who was the artist that had the
hugely popular song “I Will Survive?” That was Gloria Gaynor.
However, the Bee Gees were the most successful disco group of the 70’s,
aided by their popular soundtrack to the movie Saturday Night Fever.