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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of January 15, 1971 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts

 

 

In The News

U.S. Steel, the nation’s biggest steel producer announces that it will raise the price n three types of construction steel an average of 6.8%.

President Nixon sends uniformed White House guards into New York City to protect foreign missions in the United Nations – as striking police patrolmen refused all but emergency work for the third straight day.

The nation’s total output of goods and services showed its first yearly decline in 1970 since the 1958 recession as the auto strike took its toll in the fourth quarter.

The Congress convenes with Senate Democrats stunning Capitol Hill by ousting Senator Edward M. Kennedy from his leadership post and replacing him with a Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia.

Vietnam – Enemy commandos attack the Phnom Penh airport under cover of mortar fire early today and spread death and devastation through the vital complex in the heaviest blow at the capital since the outbreak of the Cambodian war last March.

Interest rates on home mortgages, which reached as high as 9.5% just 14 months ago, are dripping for the second time in a month, this time to 7.5%.

 

Entertainment/Celebrity news – January 15, 1971

“The Judy Carne Show” at New York’s Plaza Hotel goes awry after someone threw water at the former sock-it-to-me girl on laugh-in. Most in the room came out wet.

 

Playing in Las Vegas –

Liberace, Julie Budd – Caesars Palace

Jimmy Durante, Abbe Lane – Frontier

Brenda Lee – Fremont

Ed Ames – International

Grand Ole Opry – Landmark

Woody Allen, Jane Morgan – Riviera

 

Best-selling books – January 15, 1971

Islands in the Stream – Ernest Hemingway

QB VII – Leon Uris

Love Story – Erich Segal

Passengers to Frankfurt – Agatha Christie

The Crystal Cave – Mary Stewart

The Sensuous Woman – “J”

The Greening of America: How the Youth Revolution Is Trying To Make America Livable – Charles A. Rich

Inside the Third Reich: Memoirs – Albert Speer

Civilization: a Personal View – Kenneith Clark

A White House Diary – Lady Bird Johnson

Don’t Fall Off The Mountain – Shirley MacLaine

 

Television news – January 15, 1971

ABC debuts “The Smith Family” starring Henry Fonda as Chad Smith. “Chad is a decent man with a lively, lovely family. Their worries are real. Their laughter is warm. And together they share the uncertainty and sometimes dangerous demands of his profession. He’s a cop.” 

 

Thursday Night Television listings/programs/TV guide – January 15, 1971

CBS - CBS News with Walter Cronkite, Family Affair, Jim Nabors, CBS Thursday Night Movie

NBC – NBC News with David Brinkley, Flip Wilson Show, Ironside, Adam-12, Dean Martin Show

ABC – Debut-Alias Smith and Jones, Bewitched, Danny Thomas, Dan August

NET – NET Playhouse, The Advocates

 

Debut – Alias Smith and Jones – Stars Pete Duel and Ben Murphy about two outlaws who try to stay out of trouble for a year to earn amnesty from the governor.

Jim Nabors – Roger Miller asks. Miller and Nabors play pirates seeking treasure on a deserted island.

Bewitched – Mary the Good Fairy visits the Stephenses the night Tabitha loses a tooth and enjoys a wee bit too much of the brandy Darrin offers her.

Dan August – Det. August investigates the slaying of a woman last seen accepting a ride with several teen-age boys. Stars Burt Reynolds, Norman Fell, Richard Anderson.

Dean Martin Show – Raymond Burr, Diahann Carroll, Pat Henry, Kay Medford and Charles Nelson Reilly guest.

 

Music news – January 15, 1971

Attorney David Hirst says the Beatles are a million dollars in the red and their accounts were in such “lamentable shape,” that all four singers, plus their company, might be unable to meet their tax commitments. Hirst represents Beatle Paul McCartney (28).

“Pearl” – just released by Columbia records was the album Janis Joplin was working on last fall at the time of her death. 

Folk singer Glenn Yarbrough says he will chuck his career to sail around the world, and then open a school for underprivileged children. 

Burt Bacharach will headline his own special featuring an all-star guest cast on March 14 on CBS. On the show will be Barbara Streisand, Tom Jones and ballet star Rudolf Nureyev.

 

Top pop hit music singles(top-40) – January 15, 1971

KNOCK THREE TIMES – Dawn

MY SWEET LORD - George Harrison

ONE LESS BELL TO ANSWER - 5th Dimension

GROOVE ME - King Floyd

STONED LOVE - Supremes

BLACK MAGIC WOMAN - Santana

LONELY DAYS - Bee Gees

IMMIGRANT SONG - Led Zeppelin

YOUR SONG - Elton John

PAY TO THE PIPER - Chairmen Of The Board

IF I WERE YOUR WOMAN - Gladys Knight & Pips

ROSE GARDEN - Lynn Anderson

ONE MAN BAND - Three Dog Night

FOR THE GOOD TIMES - Ray Price

I THINK I LOVE YOU - Partridge Family

DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS? - Chicago

STONEY END - Barbra Streisand

IT’S IMPOSSIBLE - Perry Como

LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH - Stephen Stills

BORN TO WANDER - Rare Earth

REMEMBER ME - Diana Ross

DOMINO - Van Morrison

I REALLY DON’T WANT TO KNOW - Elvis Presley

STOP THE WAR NOW - Edwin Starr

GAMES - Redeye

Don’t Worry) IF THERE’S A HELL BELOW - WE’RE ALL GOING TO GO -                Curtis Mayfield

PRECIOUS, PRECIOUS - Jackie Moore

RIVER DEEP--MOUNTAIN HIGH - Supremes & Four Tops

I HEAR YOU KNOCKING - Dave Edmunds

SILVER MOON - Michael Nesmith & First National Band

SOMEBODY’S WATCHING YOU - Little Sister

WE GOTTA GET YOU A WOMAN - Runt

THE TEARS OF A CLOWN - Smokey Robinson & Miracles

MOTHER - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band

WATCHING SCOTTY GROW - Bobby Goldsboro

MR. BOJANGLES - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

THEY CAN’T TAKE AWAY OUR MUSIC - Eric Burdon & War 

 

Some top movies – January 15, 1971

Song of Norway

Tora! Tora! Tora!

Little Big Man – Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway

Ryan’s Daughter – Robert Mitchum, Sarah Miles, Christopher Jones

Fools – Jason Robards, Katherine Ross

Love Story – Ali MacGraw, Ryan O’Neal

I Love My Wife – Elliott Gould, Brenda Vaccaro

The Baby Maker – Barbara Hershey

WUSA – Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Perkins

 
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