1970 Cheetah Phonsa Phimvaly Sarawichitr 8th period By bluebubble Period: Jan 1, 1970 to Dec 31, 1979 1970s May 16, 1970 Palestinian Group A Palestinian Group hijacks 5 planes in 1970. Oct 15, 1970 Robert Smithson He is an earthwork sculptor who created the Spiral Jetty. Feb 15, 1971 70s Fad: Play Doh, and bean bags Play Doh becomes very popular especially among kids and even young adults. Bean bags were very popular, especially when kids go to college and needed fun furniture for their dorms. May 15, 1971 Diamonds are Forever A movie starring James Bond. Aug 15, 1971 Calculators are invented Pocket calculators are invented. Now math can be done not just by big, bulky computers. May 15, 1973 Billie Jean King A female tennis player who was against sexism in sports and society. Well knowfor beating Bobby Riggs who was the top male tennis player. Jul 15, 1973 Abortion legalized Abortion is legalized in the U.S. May 15, 1974 Richard Nixon Nixon resigns as president. Dec 15, 1974 Rubik's Cube The puzzle game called the Rubiks Cube is invented, causing a stir in the puzzle loving world May 15, 1975 Television Tom and Jerry a popular tv show debut in 1975. Sep 15, 1975 70s Style The style of the 70s was very mod and had many short dresses/skirts, maxi-dresses and flared pants were popular as well. Nov 15, 1975 Radio. Dancing Queen by Abba was aired in 1975 Jan 15, 1976 Syvester Stallone Famous movie actor that starred in Rocky May 15, 1976 Nadia Comaneci She was the first to score a perfect score in olympic gymnastics. May 15, 1977 70s Fads: Star Wars figures Star Wars action figures were very popular, especially since the movie was so popular. May 15, 1978 Mass Suicide Cult leader Jim Jones and 900 People Temple followers die in mass suicide in Jonestown.