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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of March 22, 1970 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts




In The News

President Nixon pledges that “the mails will go through” but a postal union chief promptly warned of possible violence and bloodshed if workers were replaced.

President Nixon declares the postal strike a national emergency and orders to use of federal troops to restore essential mail services in New York City.

 President Nixon says schools alone cannot solve racial problems. “Past policies have placed on the schools and the children too great a share of the burden of eliminating racial disparities throughout our society. A major part of this task falls on the schools. But they cannot do it all or even most of it by themselves.” 

Banks trim their prime rates to 8% from 8 ½ %.

Bombs and rockets hit the John F. Kennedy Library and Bank of America buildings in Beirut following similar attacks on the U.S. Embassy and the American Life Insurance office.

The Defense Ministry in Cambodia announces mobilization of all former servicemen in the face of a reported advance on Phnom Penh by 3,600 Viet Cong.

Gen. William C. Westmorland, Army chief of staff and other Army leaders in Washington favor a six-month pause in U.S. troop withdrawals from Vietnam.

Easter morning - The city of Rome resounds with the peal of bells from 500 churches heralding Christ’s resurrection.


Entertainment/Celebrity news – March 22, 1970

The ashes of Earle Stanley Gardner are scattered over rugged portions of Baja California as a tribute to the land and people he wrote about in six of his books. Gardner of Temecula, CA was also the creator of Perry Mason. He died March 11 at age 80.


Top women in business according to 575 business and financial editors:

Lucille Ball – president of Desilu Productions Inc.

 Olive Ann Beech – chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Beech aircraft

Joan Crawford – actress and vice president, Pepsi Cola, Inc.

Katherine Graham, owner, Washington Post and Newsweek.

Oveta Culp Hobby – president Houston Post Publishing Co.

Estee Lauder, - president, Estee Lauder Cos., cosmetics  

Mary Wells Lawrence, advertising executive and president, Wells, Rich, Green, Inc.

Dorothy Schiff, editor publisher and owner New York Post.

Muriel Siebert – first woman to be seated n the New York Stock Exchange.

Mary Wren – vice president, Merrill Lynch Pierce, Fenner & Smith.


Sports news – March 22, 1970

Pistol Pete Maravich, the highest scoring collegian in history and a three-time All-America at Louisiana State, signs a NBA contract for close to $2 million after rejecting a similar offer from the Carolina Cougars of the ABA. He’ll be playing for the Atlanta Hawks.


Radio news – March 22, 1970

KRLA is losing DJ Jimmy Rabbit and he’ll go over to automated KABC-FM for evenings.


Entertainment news – March 22, 1970

Actor James Garner, who competed in the “Mint 400”off-road desert race, gets stuck out there, about 18 miles from Las Vegas. Garner drove a Banshee, a lightweight vehicle that is neither dune buggy nor automobile. Trouble began about 12 miles into the race when he began to overheat.


Television news – March 22, 1970

NBC has a new programming formula – four-in-one. Four individual shows will occupy one time slot and it begins this fall. The shows are McCloud, The Psychiatrist, Rod Serling’s Night Gallery and San Francisco International.

Bill Cosby and Dick Cavett will co-host the 22nd annual Emmy Awards airing June 7 on ABC-TV.

The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, a comedy variety summer series will premiere over ABC on July 8. The series will also feature Pat Paulsen and introduce a major guest star each week.

Passing – Controversial talk show host Joe Pyne (45). He had not appeared on television since November and he had given up his radio show about a year ago. At his height, he was seen on 83 TV stations and heard on 450 radio stations. His homebase was Los Angeles, where he began on KABC and later, moved to KLAC until last year.  


Thursday night television listings/programs/TV guide – March 22, 1970

CBS – Family Affair, Jim Nabors, Movie, Merv Griffin

NBC – Daniel Boone, Ironside, Dragnet, Dean Martin, Tonight

ABC – Pat Paulson, That Girl, Bewitched, Tom Jones, Paris 7000


Pat Paulson – Carl Betz guests.

Jim – Roman Gabriel and Daryle Lamonica are guests.

Tom Jones – Jane Powell, ray Charles, Bob Kline.


Some top movies – March 22, 1970



2001: A Space Odyssey

The Only Game in town

The Adventurers

A Boy Named Charlie Brown

Pussycat Pussycat I Love You


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