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This is a list of films produced or distributed by Universal Pictures in 1970–1979, founded in 1912 as the Universal Film Manufacturing Company. It is the main motion picture production and distribution arm of Universal Studios , a subsidiary of the NBCUniversal division of Comcast .
1974 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1974th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 974th year of the 2nd millennium, the 74th year of the 20th century, and the 5th year of the 1970s decade.
The Greensboro massacre is the term for an event which took place on November 3, 1979, in Greensboro, North Carolina.Five protesters, including four members of the Communist Workers Party (CWP), were killed by members of the Ku Klux Klan and the American Nazi Party (ANP) during a Death to the Klan march, organized by the CWP.
May 31 – The Muppet Movie, Jim Henson's Muppets' first foray into the world of feature-length motion pictures, is released in United Kingdom. June 11 – John Wayne , a famous Western movie actor, dies at the age of 72 from stomach cancer .
January 4, 1979 – Turkey – An accident near Istanbul kills 16 people. January 9, 1979 – Turkey – A rear-end collision between two commuter trains, also near Istanbul, kills 30 people and injured about 100. January 26, 1979 – Bangladesh – Near Chuadanga, a train derails and overturns, killing at least 70 and injuring at least 300.
For 1974, new engines were used—the OHC 2300 (2.3 L) I4 and OHV 2800 (2.8 L) Cologne V6; producing 88 hp (66 kW) and 105 hp (78 kW) respectively. The engines were carried over for the 1976–77 Capri ll hatchback models, although the V6's power had crept up to 109 hp (81 kW) at 4,800 rpm. 
The 1979 UK model range included the Jaguar XJ6 3.4 & 4.2, XJ12 5.3, Daimler Sovereign 4.2 & Double-Six 5.3 and Daimler Vanden Plas 4.2 & Double-Six Vanden Plas 5.3. In 1981 the cylinder heads of the V12 engine were replaced by the new "Fireball" high-compression design by Swiss racing driver Michael May , and were badged from this time onwards ...
The Tomorrow People is a British children's science fiction television series created by Roger Price.Produced by Thames Television for the ITV Network, the series first ran from 30 April 1973 to 19 February 1979.
"Heart of Glass" was released in early 1979 and the disco-infused track topped the UK charts in February 1979 and the US charts in April 1979. It was a reworking of a rock and reggae-influenced song that the group had performed since its formation in the mid 1970s, updated with strong elements of disco music.