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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of November 8, 1971 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts




In The News

The House kills a proposed constitutional amendment to permit prayer in public schools.

Servicemen, all federal employees and workers who receive les than $1.60 an hour are exempted from the post-freeze wage controls by the cost of Living Council.

Lewis Powell Jr. – a Supreme Court nominee, says he could not dispose of his major financial holdings without taking a substantial tax loss, but would disqualify himself on the Supreme Court from considering cases involving companies in which he had financial interest. 

Also, the price commission says some small business will be allowed to increase their prices to cover higher costs when the wage-price freeze ends Sunday of this week. Firms with sales of $100 million a year or more would have to get prior approval of price increases during President Nixon’s long-term economic controls.

Mariner 9 loops into orbit around Mars some 75 million miles from earth. Unfortunately, the first photos are hazy.

Another attempted hijacking as crewmen on a commandeered Air Canada jetliner won a desperate struggle to subdue the plane’s shotgun-wielding hijacker - knocking him out with a fire ax as he reached for his pocket and cried, “I’ll blow you all up.”

A 5-megaton atomic explosion is set off by the U.S. beneath Amchitka Island – the largest man-made tremor ever produced by man.

President Nixon announces another 45,000 troops will be brought home from S. Vietnam in December and January.

Aubran W. Martin is convicted on three cunts of first-degree murder in the slayings almost two years ago of United Mine Workers insurgent official Joseph A. Yablonski and his wife and daughter.

A researcher reports that the administration of LSD to persons dying of cancer can produce more tolerance to pain and a calm acceptance of inevitable death.

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Celebrity news – November 8, 1971

Joy Piccolo – wife of the late Brian Piccolo, contributed to a new book about her courageous husband.

Passing – Walter Clark, author of “The Ox Bow Incident.” He was 62.

Passing – Comedian Charlie Manna – who gained prominence in 1961 with a skit about an astronaut who refused to go into space without his crayons. He was 51. 


Sports news – November 1, 1971

The NHL will add two new teams for the 1972-73 season and they will be Long Island and Atlanta.

Joe Torre of the St. Louis Cardinals, who led the major leagues in batting with a .363 average and runs batted in with 137, is the National League’s MVP for 1971.


Music news – November 8, 1971

On “American Bandstand” this week – the 5th Dimension.

Rock guitarist Roy Buchanan is featured on a PBS special this week. Bill Graham hosts the show.


Thursday night television listings/programs/TV guide – November 8, 1971

CBS Bearcats, Movie

NBC – Flip Wilson, Nichols, Dean Martin, Johnny Carson

ABC – Alias Smith & Jones, Longstreet, Owen Marshal, Dick Cavett

PBS – Washington Week, Hollywood TV Theater


Flip Wilson – Dom DeLuise, the Muppets and Diahann Carroll.

Alias Smith & Jones – Heyes and Curry help two nuns.

Dean Martin – Mike Connors, Ruth Buzzi, Dr. Joyce Brothers and Bobbi Martin.

Johnny Carson – Rob Reiner, Kathy Rigby.


Friday night television listings – November 8, 1971

CBS – Chicago Teddy Bears, O’Hara U.S. Treasury, Movie

NBC – The D.A., Movie, Johnny Carson

ABC – Brady Bunch, Partridge Family, Room 222, Odd Couple, Love American Style, Dick Cavett


Brady Bunch – Peter begins to eavesdrop with his dad’s tape recorder.

Partridge Family – Danny is raising hamsters – too many.

Dick Cavett – Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention.  


Some top movies – November 8, 1971

Play Misty for Me

Dagmar’s Hot Pants

The African elephant

The Trojan Women

It Only Happens to Others

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