1970s

decade (1970-1979)

The 1970s was the decade that started on January 1, 1970, and ended on December 31, 1979.

Fall of SaigonWatergate scandal1973 oil crisisDiscoIranian RevolutionCamp David Accords1970 Bhola cyclone
Clockwise from top left: U.S. President Richard Nixon doing the V for Victory after he resigned because of the Watergate scandal in 1974; refugees on a US naval boat after the Fall of Saigon, leading to the end of the Vietnam War in 1975; the 1973 oil crisis causes economic damage throughout the developed world; both the leaders of Israel and Egypt shake hands after the signing of the Camp David Accords in 1978; the 1970 Bhola cyclone kills around 500,000 people in the densely populated Ganges Delta region of East Pakistan (which would become independent as Bangladesh in 1971) in November 1970; the Iranian Revolution of 1979 causes Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi to be removed, who is later replaced by an Islamic theocracy led by Ayatollah Khomeini; disco music becomes more popular.
Millennium: 2nd millennium
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Years: 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
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