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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of July 1, 1970 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts

 

 

In The News

An Air Canada jetliner carrying 108 persons crashes into the backyard of a farmhouse while approaching Toronto International Airport - killing all onboard. The pilot reported that one of his engines was on fire. He was ordered to gain altitude and jettison fuel. While doing so, the plane’s no 4 engine flew off the plane and fell on the runway.  

The U.S. decides on a new and more generous economic aid policy for South Vietnam - at least $100 million in new aid. The Nixon Administration has decided not to burden the government of President Nguyen Van Theiu with demands for severe and sudden economic reforms during this stage of the Vietnamization process.

Five women scientists plunge into the warm waters off St John, Virgin Islands, to live and work for two weeks in an undersea lab.  The aquanauts took about 15 minutes to get down into the home and laboratory. They’ll be down there for two weeks. It’s a first.

 

Fascinating Facts – Spiro Agnew Watch Has Spiro Ticked-Off – July 1, 1970

Vice President Agnew objects to the unauthorized promotion of a “Spiro Agnew watch” by one of his admirers but says he would grant permission if “a substantial portion” of the profit from its sale were donated to the families of American soldiers capture or missing in Southeast Asia. The Mickey Mouse-type watch, which has a caricature of Agnew on its face, was worn by Ethel Kennedy to a recent cocktail party. The watch was devised by Dr Hale E. Dougherty, a general practitioner, who heads a small specialty watch company, the Dirty Time Co.

 

Sports news – July 1, 1970

John Newcombe wins the title and Ken Rosewall wins most of the glory in Wimbledon’s longest men’s singles final in 21 years. Both are from Australia... Woman’s title - Margaret Court of Australia becomes the new Wimbledon champion by beating Billie Jean King in a marathon that lasted nearly 2 1/2 hours. 

 

Best -selling books – July 1, 1970

The French Lieutenant’s Woman - John Fowles

Love Story - Erich Segal

Great Lion of God - Taylor Caldwell

Losing Battles - Eudora Welty

Deliverance - James Dickey

Calica - Palace - Gwen Bristow

Travels With My Aunt - Graham Greene

The Godfather - Mario Puzo

 The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight - Jimmy Breslin

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex - David R. Reuben

The Sensuous Woman - “J”

Up The Organization - Robert Townsend

The New English Bible

The American Heritage Dictionary of The English Language - William L. ORRIS
Hard Times - Studs Terkel

Love and Will - Rollo May

 

Entertainment/Celebrity news – July 1, 1970

Time Magazine includes Beatle John Lennon, Jackie Onassis and Pope Paul VI among a list of “public bores.” John and Yoko Lennon were described as having “collaborated in making over the No. 1 Beatle from a witty and lighthearted songwriter into a salvation - dispensing preacher for peace and porn.” Describing Mrs Onassis as a “colossal bore,” The magazine questioned: “Jackie with hemline up. Jackie with hemline down. Jackie and Ari at Maxims. Jackie shopping on the Via Gregoriana, the Rue du Faubourg St. Honore, Madison Avenue, What could be more tiresome? Time described a bore as “someone whose presence or persistence creates in others a galloping sense of ennui, an urge to hide in the closet, a yearning to down another martini.” 

Passing - publisher Harold W.McGraw (80), retired vice president of McGraw-Hill Inc.

Passing - Actress Marjorie Rambeau (77).

Marries - comedian/actor Jackie Gleason (54) to Beverly McKitterick (37).

 

Television news – July 1, 1970

Hollywood news - Patty Duke on a role? - On June 7 - she won an Emmy as Best Actress in a Single Drama for NBC’s world premiere “My Sweet Charlie.” Her acceptance speech seemed edgy and nervous. Patty vanished from the Hollywood scene for several weeks and startled everyone when on June 24, she married rock ‘n’ roll promoter Michael Tell. They had known each other for about 6 weeks. Now Patty is confirmed pregnant. This week, she appears on CBS-TV’s “The Merv Griffin Show.” 

Summer replacement shows debuting this week - “Johnny Cash Presents the Everly Brothers.” Also, The Smothers Brothers are back with “The Other Smothers Brothers Show,” a summer replacement show beginning this week. If it clicks, it may be a January series.  Both shows are on ABC.

The Smothers Brothers make their return to television this week. One of the lines on the show - “they’ve lowered the voting age to 18, now if they’d raise the draft to age 65.” The show added a “poet’s corner.” Artist Harry Nilsson was the resident poet this time. Nancy Sinatra was guest singer.   

 Dick Clark hosts the finals of American Bandstand’s annual dance contest on Saturday.

Michele Lee is signed to make her dramatic acting debut in “The Epidemic.”

 

Sunday Night Television listings/programs/TV guide – July 1, 1970

CBS - Lassie, To Rome With Love, The Ed Sullivan Show, Comedy Tonight, Mission: Impossible

NBC - Wonderful World of Disney, Bill Cosby Show, Bonanza, The Bold Ones

ABC - Land of The Giants, The FBI, Movie

NET - The Advocates, Forsyte Saga, Evening at the Pops

 

Lassie - a young Navajo Indian and Lassie are plunged into a desolate watery canyon.

Land of the Giants - A giant veterinarian agrees to operate on Barry’s dog, Chipper, after a serious injury, but his assistant plots to capture the earthlings.

Wonderful World of Disney - “The Secrets of the Pirate’s Inn” - an adventure tale of a retired Irish sea captain who searches for the legendary treasure of pirate Jean Laffitte in Louisiana. Ed Begley, Paul Fix and Charles Aidman star.

Comedy Tonight - summer replacement for Glen Campbell starring Robert Klein. Focus is on topical humor with straight comedy roles, sketches and singing by cast regulars Marty Barris, Peter Boyle, Barbara Cason, Macintyre Dixon, Judy Graubart, Laura Greene, Madeline Kahn, Jerry Lacy and Lynn Lipton.  

 

Music news – July 1, 1970

Physicians at the Atlanta International Pop Festival (90 miles south) declare the drug situation there is out of control and plead for state and federal help, urging authorities to declare the entire festival a health disaster area. Doctors say all of their tents are jammed. The odor of marijuana filled the night. Sellers hawked their wares on foot through the crowd and at roadside stands. The festival opened Friday with intonations from Indian guru Yogi Bhajan. Some of the groups included Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys, Rare Earth, Rotary Convention and the Gypsy. 

This is the age of pop concerts - but will they be around long? - Sponsors of the Atlanta International Pop Festival, with a crowd estimated to be 200,000, lose money. Only 40,000 to 50,000 of those who attended the concert paid for the three days of entertainment.

Ray Davies and the Kinks appear at the Whiskey on the Sunset Strip this week.

Singer Dionne Warwick begins her own record label - Sonday Records. The first act signed is the Constellations, the group that has been backing Miss Warwick since 1967.

Songerwriter/arranger Burt Bacharach seems to be on top of his game. He’s getting offers from everywhere - including concerts. “Sometimes I feel it would be nice to cut loose and spend a year doing concerts. There have been a lot of tempting offers. But it is my music that is important. If I did more concerts, it would mean that I would have to cut down on my writing.” 

Bluegrass festival - The Bill Monroe Blue Grass Festival in Bean Blossom, Indiana draws   10,000. Besides Monroe, other artists included Ralph Stanely, Jimmy Martin, Bonny Martin, The Goins Brothers, The Country Gentlemen, Jim & Jesse, Don Reno, Bill Harrell, Red Amiley, Earl Scruggs, Dock and Merele, Watson and Mac Wiseman. 

The Allman Brothers release a new LP on Atco Records titled ,“Idlewilde” which is the name of their ranch outside of Macon, Georgia.

 

Top pop hit music singles(top-40) USA – July 1, 1970

MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) - Three Dog Night

BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What The World Is Today) - Temptations

LAY DOWN (Candles In The Rain) - Melanie with Edwin Hawkins Singers

THE LOVE YOU SAVE - Jackson 5

RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE - Blues Image

BAND OF GOLD - Freda Payne

GIMME DAT DING - Pipkins

HITCHIN’ A RIDE - Vanity Fare

A SONG OF JOY (Himno A La Alegria) - Miguel Rios

O-O-H CHILD - Five Stairsteps

(They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU - Carpenters

THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD - Beatles

UNITED WE STAND - Brotherhood Of Man

GET READY - Rare Earth

THE WONDER OF YOU - Elvis Presley

 LOVE LAND - Charles Wright & Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED I’M YOURS - Stevie Wonder

TEACH YOUR CHILDREN - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

TIGHTER, TIGHTER - Alive And Kicking

OHIO - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young -

ARE YOU READY? - Pacific Gas & Electric

MY BABY LOVES LOVIN’ - White Plains

MAKE IT WITH YOU - Bread

SAVE THE COUNTRY - 5th Dimension

CHECK OUT YOUR MIND - Impressions

MISSISSIPPI QUEEN - Mountain

WHICH WAY YOU GOIN’ BILLY? - Poppy Family

SILVER BIRD - Mark Lindsay

WESTBOUND #9 - Flaming Ember

THE END OF OUR ROAD - Marvin Gaye

GO BACK - Crabby Appleton

QUESTION - Moody Blues

IT’S ALL IN THE GAME - Four Tops

CANNED HAM - Norman Greenbaum

STEAL AWAY - Johnnie Taylor

SO MUCH LOVE - Faith, Hope & Charity

SUGAR SUGAR - Wilson Pickett

THE LETTER - Joe Cocker

MISSISSIPPI - John Phillips

I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING - B.J. Thomas

 

Top Soul Hit Music Singles – July 1, 1974

Ball of Confusion (That’s What The World Is Today) - The Temptations

Maybe - Three Degrees

Steal Away - Johnnie Taylor

Spirit In The Dark - Aretha Franklin

End of Our Road - Marvin Gaye

Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder

Trying To Make A Fool of Me - Delfonics

Check Out Your Mind  - The Impressions

I’ll Be Right here - Tyrone Davis 

When We Get Married - Intruders

 

Top Country Hit Music Singles – July 1, 1974

Wonder Could I Live There Anymore - Charley Pride

He Loves Me All the Way - Tammy Wynette

If I Ever Fall In Love With A Honkey Tonk Girl - Faron Young

I Never Picked Cotton - Roy Clark

Hello Darlin’ - Conway Twitty

She’s A Little Bit Country - George Hamilton IV

Jesus, Take A Hold - Merle Haggard

Someday We’ll Be Together - Bill Anderson & Jan Howard

 

Some top movies – July 1, 1970

Kelly’s Heroes - Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Don Rickles, Carroll, O’Connor, Donald Sutherland

Darling Lili - Julie Andrews, Rock Hudson

1932: The Moonshine War - Patrick McGoohan, Richard Widmark, Alan Alda, Melodie Johnson, Will Geer

 Oliver! - Ron Moody, Oliver Reed, Harry Secombe

On A Clear Day You Can See Forever - Barbara Streisand, Yves Montand, Bob Newhart, Larry Blyden, Simon Oakland, Jack Nicholson, John Richardson

Walt Disney’s Boatnicks - Robert Morse, Stefanie Powers, Phil Silvers, Norman Fell, Mickey Shaughnessy Wallly Cox, Don Ameche

Beyond The Valley of the Dolls - Dolly Read, Synthia Myers, Marcia McBroom John La Zar, Michael Glodgett, David Gurian

The Hawaiians - Charlton Heston, Geraldine Chaplin, John Phillip Law, Mako, Tina Chen, Alex McCowen

Catch 22 - Martin Balsam, Jack Gilford

...Tick ... Tick ... Tick ... (A town turns into a time bomb) - Jim Brown, George Kennedy, Fredrick March

The Secret of Santa Vittoria - Anthony Quinn, Virna Lisi, Hardy Kruger, Sergio Franchi

Watermelon Man - Godfrey Cambridge, Estelle Parsons

Patton - George C. Scott

Airport - Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin

The Passion of Anna - Max Von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Live Ullmann, Erland Josephson

Myra Breckinridge - Mae West, John Huston

Getting Straight - Elliott Gould Candice Bergen

 
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