U.S. President:  Richard Nixon

Cost of Gas: $0.36/gallon 

Top of the Charts:

  • Don McLean - "American Pie" 
  • Neil Young -"Heart of Gold" 
  • Alice Cooper - "School's Out"
  • America - "A Horse With No Name" 

Top Movies:

  • The Godfather 
  • Deliverance 
  • The Poseidon Adventure 
  • What's Up, Doc? 

Top News:

  • M*A*S*H premieres on television 
  • Atari releases Pong 
  • CDs are developed by RCA
  • The first E-Mail is sent