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Homecoming - Class of 1974

Your Four Years at Florida Southern College!

A Digital Exhibit Created by Kayla Simons, Work-Study Student

Events in the '70sNotable People of 1974Trends of the '70s

Events of the 1970s


Notable Events at FSC:

  • SGA forms committee to discuss appropriate hair length for men.
  • College initiates first annual business day.
  • The Rascals plays a concert at FSC.

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Notable World Events:

  • Paul McCartney leaves the Beatles.
  • Apollo 13 launches.
  • Notable Deaths: Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin.

Lennon and McCartneyJohn Lennon and Paul McCartney


Notable Events at FSC:

  • Ludd M. Spivey Humanities and Fine Art Center opens during the 86th Founder’s Week.
  • WFSC radio station created.
  • The FSC Concert Choir was part of the 1,500-voice choir that sang at the opening of Disney World.
  • NCAA College Division Baseball Champions.
  • Men’s Soccer won the Florida Intercollegiate Soccer Conference.

"When You Wish Upon a Star"

Notable World Events:

  • Apollo 14 lands on the moon.
  • Walt Disney World opens in Orlando.
  • Notable Deaths: Jim Morrison, Coco Chanel, Louis Armstrong.

Apollo 14


Notable Events at FSC:

  • Homecoming honors 50th Anniversary of being in Lakeland.
  • Baseball wins NCAA Championship second year in a row.
  • More variety of food and self-service lines incorporated in the cafeteria.

1972 Baseball Team

Notable World Events:

  • Apollo 16 is launched.
  • Apollo 17 lands on the moon.
  • Notable Deaths: Harry S. Truman, Jackie Robinson, J. Edgar Hoover, and M. C. Escher.

Harry S. TrumanHarry S. Truman


Notable Events at FSC:

  • FSC hosted the annual DGWS Intercollegiate Volleyball Tournament.
  • Joseph-Reynolds, Spivey, and the Panhellenic building get remodeled.
  • Jesse Owens spoke at Convocation.

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Notable World Events:

  • Watergate Scandal.
  • Sydney Opera House opens.
  • Notable Deaths: Lyndon B. Johnson, Pablo Picasso, J. R. R. Tolkien, Bruce Lee, Jim Croce.

Sydney Opera House



Notable Events at FSC:

  • This year was the 50th anniversary of the Interlachen. 
  • The Buckner building was remodeled.
  • The Hanneford Circus visited FSC.

Interlachen Golden Anniversary Edition

Notable World Events:

  • The Terracotta Army of Qin Shi Huang was discovered.
  • Stephen King made his debut with the novel Carrie.
  • Richard M. Nixon resigned as president.
  • ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest with their song “Waterloo.”
  • Notable deaths: Duke Ellington, Ed Sullivan, and Cass Elliott (Mama Cass).