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State Legislature ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).

Representative Patsy Mink co-authors legislation known as "Title IX - Prohibition of Sex Discrimination," mandating equal opportunities for women in sports and education.

Women's International Soccer Association forms, later changing its name to the Women's Island Soccer Association (WISA); their Wahine Invitational Soccer Tournament attracts 25-30 teams from Asia, Europe and Canada.

Jesse Kuhaulua is the first non-Asian to win a sumo tournament, netting the Emperor's Cup in Nagoya.

Basketball player Tom Henderson and pentathlete Mickey King from Hawai'i compete for the U.S. team in the Munich Olympics.

Hawai'i hosts Minor League World Baseball Classic won by the Venezuelan All-Stars.


Theo H. Davies, one of the Big Five companies, opens for business in a new spacious building.

Hawai'i markets itself to Japanese tourists.

Groundbreaking for 50,000-seat Halawa Stadium.

$1,868,400,000 worth of imports arrive in Hawai'i; exports total $454,600,000.


Direct distance dialing allows O'ahu telephone users to make long distance calls without an operator.

Roy Sakuma forms the Termites, a band of four young 'ukulele virtuosos.

Champion surfer Margo Oberg returns to professional surfing after taking a break from competition. She moves to Kaua'i and starts a surfing school.

Aulea Swim Club is first foreign team invited to the Japanese Age-Group Championships.


Nine Israeli athletes die after being seized by Palestinian terrorists at the Munich Olympics.

First computerized axial tomography (CAT) scanner developed.


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