The 1970s – a time to savor or a decade best forgotten? We’ll leave you to make that decision. However, there’s no denying that those years saw some truly remarkable events. Everything, from Concorde’s maiden passenger flight to Disneyland opening its gates for the first time, happened during the 1970s. Read on for a quick rundown of some of the decade’s most memorable moments.
4. Apollo 13 blasts off (1970)
The bad luck associated with the number 13 haunted the Apollo mission that NASA launched in April 1970 from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center. Apollo 13 should have seen men land on the moon for the third time, but a critical equipment malfunction created an emergency in space. After a single turn around the Moon, the three astronauts headed back to Earth. Thankfully, they made it home safely.