• american top 40

    •1970 - American Top 40, hosted by radio personality Casey Kasem, becomes the first successful nationally syndicated radio program featuring a weekly countdown.
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  • banned on the radio

    •1971 - A ban on radio and television cigarette advertisements goes into effect in the United States
  • television miniseries

    •1977 - The television miniseries Roots is aired on ABC, to critical acclaim and gaining record audiences
  • facing bankruptcy

    •1979 - Facing bankruptcy, Chrysler receives government loan guarantees upon the request of CEO Lee Iacocca to help revive the company
  • new yorks stock exchange

    1987 •New York Stock Exchange Suffers Huge Drop on "Black Monday"