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The 1970s is the eighth decade of the 20th century. During this time, the Vietnam War ended, President Nixon resigned in the face of scandal, and PBS shows rose in popularity.

Years and Events[]

  • 1970
    • The Grateful Dead records the song "Casey Jones."[1]
    • "Immigrant Song" is recorded by Led Zeppelin.[2]
  • 1971
    • Cigarette ads are banned from U.S. television.[3]
    • The first pocket calculator is introduced.[4]
    • Tejano singer Selena is born.[5]
    • The first Oregon Trail computer game is introduced.[6]
  • 1972
    • President Nixon signs the SALT 1 Agreements with the Soviet Union leader Leonid Brezhnev.[7][8]
    • Woodward and Bernstein report on the Watergate Scandal.[9]
  • 1973
    • News reporters expose Richard Nixon for his involvement in the Watergate scandal.[10]
  • 1974
    • Stephen King publishes his first horror novel, Carrie.[11]
    • Hank Aaron breaks the home-run record.[12]
    • Motorcyclist "The Fonz" makes his first appearance on Happy Days.[13]
    • Naked man "streaks" during the 46th Academy Awards show.[14]
  • 1975
    • President Gerald Ford wears a bulletproof Kevlar vest.[15]
    • Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run album is released.[16]
  • 1976
    • John Wayne's last film, The Shootist, is released.[17]
    • The first Apple computer debuts.[18]
    • Oodles of Noodles instant product is introduced.[19]
    • The first women are admitted to West Point.[20]
    • The first mountain bikes are introduced.[21]
    • Betty Ford goes by "First Mama" on CB.[22]
    • Punk rock band The Sex Pistols released "Anarchy in the U.K."[23]
  • 1977
    • The song "Disco Inferno" is heard in Saturday Night Fever.[24]
    • President Carter signs the Panama Canal treaty.[25]
    • Star Wars premieres.[26]
  • 1978
    • Ben and Jerry open their first ice cream shop.[27]
    • Coca-Cola agrees to bottle drinks in Communist China.[28]
    • Steve Martin sings "King Tut" on Saturday Night Live.[29]
    • Christopher Reeve is insured during the production of Superman.[30]
  • 1979
    • Jimmy Carter and Leonid Brezhnev sign the SALT 2 treaty.[31]
    • The first rap record to gain national airplay[32]
    • Walkman is introduced by Sony.[33][34]
    • Neighborhood apprentices resume work on the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.[35]
  • Undated
    • Platform shoes become popular.[36]

Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?[]

In Season 2, Episode 38, the Time Pilots are sucked into a parallel universe where Evil!Kevin and the Commissar, on the prowl for Good!Carmen, gripe about the Oregon Trail computer game, which was first made during a decade of environmental awareness. The Time Pilots use their clues to figure out that they need to visit the 1970s, specifically 1971, when the first Oregon Trail game was programmed.

References[]

  1. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 5"
  2. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 40"
  3. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 1"
  4. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 39"
  5. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 2, Episode 10"
  6. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 2, Episode 38"
  7. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 13"
  8. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 65"
  9. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 59"
  10. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 59"
  11. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 2"
  12. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 3"
  13. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 62"
  14. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 2, Episode 40"
  15. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 31"
  16. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 34"
  17. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 14"
  18. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 39"
  19. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 50"
  20. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 51"
  21. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 62"
  22. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 2, Episode 1"
  23. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 2, Episode 49"
  24. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 4"
  25. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 57"
  26. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 2, Episode 31"
  27. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 25"
  28. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 2, Episode 4"
  29. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 2, Episode 5"
  30. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 2, Episode 24"
  31. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 7"
  32. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 32"
  33. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 33"
  34. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 2, Episode 44"
  35. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 2, Episode 3"
  36. "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? Season 1, Episode 56"
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