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  • Remember Senior Year?

    1972-1973

     

    The first episode of The Price Is Right is hosted on CBS by Bob Barker.

    Eleven Israeli athletes at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich are murdered after 8 members of the Arab terrorist group Black September invade the Olympic Village; 5 guerillas and 1 policeman are also killed in a failed hostage rescue. Later, the Black September group hijacks a Lufthansa Boeing 727 over Turkey, demanding the release of 3 terrorists still held for the massacre.

    Republican incumbent Richard Nixon defeats Democratic Senator George McGovern in a landslide in the Presidential election.

    Atari kicks off the first generation of video games with the release of their seminal arcade version of Pong, the first game to achieve commercial success.

    Apollo 17 lands on the Moon.

    The U.S. Supreme Court overturns state bans on abortion with Roe v. Wade.

    The last United States soldier leaves Vietnam.

    The first handheld mobile phone call is made by Martin Cooper of Motorola in New York City.

    The World Trade Center officially opens in New York City with a ribbon cutting ceremony. 

    The Sears Tower in Chicago is finished, becoming the world's tallest building at 1,451 feet.

    The Oakland A’s beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 in the World Series.

    The Miami Dolphins win against the Washington Redskins 14-7 in the Super Bowl.

    The New York Knicks defeat the Los Angeles Lakers, 102–93 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals to win the NBA title.

    The Godfather wins for Best Picture at the Academy Awards; Marlon Brando (The Godfather) and Liza Minnelli (Cabaret) win for Best Actor and Best Actress.

     All in the Family and The Waltons are the top shows on television and win several Emmys that year.

    Roberta Flack’s “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” wins Record of the Year at the Grammys.

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