Yesterday’s Today: January 13, 1974

 Photo provided by University Photograph Collections The Art Club poses with their creation in the FAC, 1974.
Photo provided by University Photograph Collections
The Art Club poses with their creation in the FAC, 1974.

Today, much like yesterday, students were gearing up for new clubs and getting involved in campus.
What else was happening in 1974?

Hit song:  “The Way We Were/ Memories,” by
Barbra Streisand;  “Bennie and the Jets,” by
Elton John

Movies to see:  “The Godfather, Part II,” starring
Al Pacino and Robert De Niro;  “Blazing
Saddles,” directed by Mel Brooks

Books: “Where the Sidewalk Ends,” by Shel
Silverstein;  “Carrie,” by Stephen King

Fashion Trends:  Glam-rock, moving towards
Disco

Culture Shock: Expert panel reports 18½ minute
gap in Watergate tape, 5 separate erasures

NFL: Superbowl VIII: Miami Dolphins beat
Minnesota Vikings, 24-7 in Houston
Superbowl MVP: Larry Csonka, Miami, RB

Popular TV: “Little House on the Prairie,” starring
Melissa Gilbert and Michael Landon; “Happy
Days,” starring Harry Winkler and Ron Howard

World happenings: OPEC ends the oil embargo
during the Yom Kippur War; India becomes
the world’s sixth nuclear power.

Major Technology: Rubik’s Cube invented by
Ernő Rubik; MRI Scanner (Magnetic
Resonance Imaging) developed USA

Price of gas: $0.55 / gallon

Famous people’s births this year: Leonardo
DiCaprio, actor, Nov. 11th; Jimmy
Fallon, SNL member, late-night talk-show
host, Sept. 19th

*Information collected by Cameron Morgan

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