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Remembering the 70s - 1974 Americana
"Sitcoms ruled American airwaves as a military helicopter carried a dethroned U.S. president into obscurity."
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Only two television series dramas finished in the top ten ratings for 1974. "The Waltons" was number eight, and at number ten was a police show. What city was the backdrop to this popular "cop show"?
What "tactic" did Muhammad Ali use to knock out George Foreman and regain the heavyweight championship of the world?
The "Rope a Dope"
The "Lazy Glove"
The "Foreman Flattener"
The "Zaire Zinger"
What item became the "rage" at the beach in 1974?
There was a big change in professional football as kickoffs were moved from the 40 to the 35 yard line. What major change took place in the world of baseball in 1974?
The pitcher's mound was raised
Girls were admitted in the Little League
The distance between bases was shortened
The introduction of automatic ejection if pitcher hits a batter
Motorcycle daredevil, Evel Knievel gained worldwide attention when he attempted to jump over which river?
Books on the 1974 bestseller list included the terrifying shark novel "Jaws". What was the subject matter of the book "Watership Down"?
What Brooklyn-born singer, who started out singing fast food and soft drink commercials, hit it big time with "Mandy"?
Actor-director-writer-producer Mel Brooks had two of the top three money-making films of 1974. One was "Young Frankenstein". What was the other movie?
A disturbance erupted while actor David Niven was hosting the 1974 Academy Awards. What was the cause of this interruption?
A Vietnam War protestor
An intoxicated actress
An electrical equipment failure
One of the top news stories of 1974 concerned the abduction of newspaper publisher Randolph Hearst's daughter Patty. What group kidnapped the heiress?
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