This page contains a timeline of major events related to the Lost Generation between 1970 and 1979, with U.S. and world events to provide context.
August 8 – President Nixon resigns
August 9 – Gerald Ford sworn in as 38th U.S. President
January 20 – Jimmy Carter sworn in as 39th U.S. President
November 4 – Iranians seize the American Embassy in Tehran, hold 52 people hostage