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The '70s: Viva la Cultural Revolution!

Dozens of great cultural organizations are celebrating 30th anniversaries in Hawaii. What was in the air when they were launched?


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Amazing, unprecedented things were happening in the Islands in the 1970s. Little more than a decade since the first jet landed here in 1959, it seemed the world was coming to Hawaii as Hawaii was beaming itself out to the world. If you lived here 30 years ago, some of these happenings should rekindle your memories:
  • Elvis sent aloha around the globe from the Honolulu International Center (or HIC, now known as the Blaisdell Center) on Jan. 14, 1973, during the first-ever satellite-transmitted musical event.
  • Five of the University of Hawaii’s 1972 basketball players were so successful they became known as “The Dream Team,” thrilling crowds at the HIC.
  • On Jan. 1, 1976, thousands packed into Diamond Head Crater for a “Festival of Life.”
  • Hawaii Five-O, filmed in the Diamond Head Hawaii Film Studio (built in the early ’70s), became a worldwide phenomenon.
  • Keiki TV watchers turned out by the thousands to hear the magic words: “Jiro, chang-ee to Ki-kaiii-idaaa!” and to get autographs from their favorite Kikaida stars.
  • Construction cranes became “the state bird” in Waikiki, while housing, resort and golf course developers faced battles with farmers and fishermen in Waiahole-WaiKane and Kalama Valley.
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