January 14 — Elvis Presley’s concert in Hawaii. The first worldwide telecast by an entertainer watched by more people than watched the Apollo moon landings.
February 11 – Vietnam War: The first American prisoners of war are released from Vietnam
March 29 – The last United States soldier leaves Vietnam
April 4 – The World Trade Center officially opens in New York City with a ribbon cutting ceremony
May 10 – The New York Knicks defeat the Los Angeles Lakers, 102–93 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals to win the NBA title
June 30 – A very long total solar eclipse occurs. During the entire 2nd millennium, only 7 total solar eclipses exceeded 7 minutes of totality
July 28 — The Summer Jam at Watkins Glen, a massive rock festival featuring The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Band and The Band, attracts over 600,000 music fans
September 18 – The two German Republics, the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) and the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) are admitted to the United Nations.
October 26 — The Yom Kippur War ends
November 17— Nixon Declares ‘I Am Not a Crook’
December 15 – I was born!!
Two things are attached to my birthday’s memories, my mom singing “Las mañanitas” and a pineapple upside down cake for blowing the candles. This year my mom called a few minutes before midnight to be the first wishing me a happy birthday and to sing to me las mañanitas. I took care of the cake…though I must admit that my mother’s is way much better.