Things All People Who Grew Up In The ’70s Will Remember Vividly

Things you remember if you grew up in the 1970s

If your childhood happened to fall in the 1970s, you probably have a lot of fond memories from that time. There are so many nostalgic things to look back on. If you’re ready to walk down memory lane, let’s take a look back at some of the best toys, television shows and movies, fashion, and other fun things from the ’70s!

First, close your eyes and envision your childhood or teenage years in the ’70s. What kind of things comes to mind? What were your favorite things to do, favorite toys to play with, or favorite celebrities in that decade? Now that you have your list… compare it with the list below and enjoy that nostalgic mood boost.


Seeing the very first ‘Star Wars’ film in theaters

star wars movie 1977
‘Star Wars’ / Lucasfilms Ltd.

For Star Wars fans, there are now plenty of films to devour. There was nothing like waiting in line to see the very first movie in 1977 though. Do you remember seeing it for the first time? Did you love it or hate it? It was truly something so unique back then.

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Playing video games on the Atari

atari video games
Atari / Wikipedia

Video games have come a long way. Kids these days might not even realize that they were around in the ’70s! Many people had an Atari 2600 Video Computer System. Did you play Pong, Space Invaders, or Asteroids?

The dance moves

the hustle dance
The Hustle / Wikimedia Commons

Do you remember learning to “do the Hustle” for the very first time? The song came out in 1975 and everyone immediately wanted to learn the dance. It still lives on at many wedding receptions to this day. The YMCA and the Funky Chicken Dance originated in this decade too. Can you think of any others?

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