Remember when...

Richard M. Nixon was President and Spiro T. Agnew was Vice President

The population was 205,052,174

Inflation was at 6.5% and Unemployment was 3.5%

The price of a new home was $26,600

1st Class Postage Stamp was $0.06

A gallon of milk was $1.15 and a dozen eggs were $0.62

A gallon of regular gas was only $0.36

Kirby Theater movie tickets were $0.75

Wow! Those were the days, huh?

Music, Movies and Television
Top Songs 1969 & 1970
Sugar Sugar - The Archies

Aquarius / Let the Sun Shine In - 5th Dimension

Honky Tonk Women - Rolling Stones

Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head - B. J. Thomas

I'll Be There - Jackson 5

Venus - The Shocking Blue

Mama Told Me Not to Come - Three Dog Night

I Think I Love You - The Partridge Family

Tears of a Clown - Smokey Robinson & Miracles

The Rapper - The Jaggerz

I Want You Back - Jackson 5

Spirit in the Sky - Norman Greenbaum

Vehicle - The Ides of March

War - Edwin Starr

Green-eyed Lady - Sugarloaf
Grammy Award Winners
Album of the Year: "Bridge Over Troubled Water" - Simon & Garfunkel

Best New Artist: The Carpenters

Best Pop Duo or Group: "Close To You" - The Carpenters

Best Pop Female Vocal: "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" - Dionne Warwick

Best Pop Male Vocal: "Everything Is Beautiful" - Ray Stevens

Best Pop Song: "Bridge Over Troubled Water" - Simon & Garfunkel

Record of the Year: "Bridge Over Troubled Water" - Simon & Garfunkel

Song of the Year: "Bridge Over Troubled Water" - Simon & Garfunkel
Movies 1969 & 1970
Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid

Love Bug

Midnight Cowboy

Love Story


Chariots of the Gods




Diary of a Mad Housewife

Five Easy Pieces

Gimme Shelter

Tora! Tora! Tora!



Women In Love

Ryan's Daughter
Academy Award Winners
Best Actor: George C. Scott - Patton

Best Actress: Glenda Jackson - Women In Love

Best Director: Franklin J. Schaffner - Patton

Best Picture: Frank McCarthy - Patton

Best Supporting Actor: John Mills - Ryan's Daughter

Best Supporting Actress: Helen Hayes - Airport
Television 1969 & 1970
Laugh In

Mayberry, RFD

Family Affair

Red Skeleton

Walt Disney

Marcus Welby, MD

The Flip Wilson Show

Here's Lucy



Emmy Award Winners - Drama
Best Drama: The Bold Ones, The Senator(NBC)

Best Actor: Hal Holbrook - The Bold Ones, The Senator(NBC)

Best Actress: Susan Hampshire - Masterpiece Theater

Supporting Actor: David Burns, Hallmark Hall of Fame - The Price

Supporting Actress: Margaret Leighton, Hallmark Hall of Fame - Hamlet
Emmy Award Winners - Comedy
Best Comedy: All in the Family

Best Actor: Jack Klugman - The Odd Couple

Best Actress: Jean Stapleton - All in the Family

Supporting Actor: Edward Asner - The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Supporting Actress: Valarie Harper - The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Best Variety: The Flip Wilson Show

Super Bowl V: Baltimore 16 - Dallas 13
Rose Bowl: Stanford 27 - Ohio St 17
Orange Bowl: Nebraska 17 - LSU 12
Cotton Bowl: Notre Dame 24 - Texas 11
Sugar Bowl: Tennessee 34 - Air Force 13
NBA Championship: New York 113 - LA Lakers 99
NCAA Championship: UCLA 80 - New Mexico State 79
World Series: Baltimore 4 - Cincinnati 1

Potpourri 1969 & 1970
July 20, 1969 - Neil Armstrong & Buzz Aldrin land on the moon
May 4, 1970 - National Guard fires on Vietnam War protesters at Kent State Univ. and Jackson State Univ. killing several students
Beatles break up
Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Sonny Liston and Charles Riggles die
Nation celebrates "Earth Day"
NFL and AFL merge into the NFL
IBM introduces the "Floppy" disk for storage
Lasers are used in bombing targeting for more accuracy
New words: preppie, hassle, fast-food, rip-off, Fortran, blahs, put down, floppy disk
Massive recall of canned tuna by FDA for possible mercury poisoning
Vassar College admits male students for the first time
1970 Horse Racing's Greatest Triple Crown winner "Secretariat" was born