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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of June 1, 1972 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts




In The News

President Nixon stops in Warsaw on the last stop of his summit trip with crowds estimated to be up to 300,000. The President called out to them “Long live Polish-American freedom!” 

In San Jose - Angela Davis is found innocent of murder, kidnapping and conspiracy in the Marin Civic Center kidnap attempt back in August of 1970. In that event, a judge was killed and three of his abductors were shot fatally. “This is the happiest day of my life.”

In Richmond, VA - William Bonds falls 60 feet from a bridge, landing on his back in about 10 inches of water, gets up and walks away uninjured. Working on the bridge, the construction worker was carrying an air impact bridge across a board, when it gave way.

Dies - CBS President Charles T Ireland Jr. (51) - became the company president 8 months ago... in his sleep.

United Farm Workers leader Cesar Chavez ends a 24-day fast in Phoenix. Chavez was protesting a new Arizona law forbidding strikes at harvest time (and boycotts) by workers. “I am weak in my body but very strong in my spirits. I am happy to end my fast because it was not an easy task.”


Sports news – June 1, 1972

Hank Aaron hits homerun #648, tying with Willy Mays for second on the  all-time list...after a voluntary 2-month retirement, Joe Pepitone will begin playing again for the Chicago Cubs ... Jane Blalock - the leading money maker on last year’s women’s golf tour is suspended by the LPGA for “unethical’ reasons. Blalock is slapping a $5 million suit against the organization. The suspension followed a two-week investigation of her signing an incorrect scorecard at the Bluegrass Invitational in Louisville several weeks ago.    


Store prices – June 1, 1972

At the store - Panasonic AM clock radio - $19.95 ... Sunbeam 2-slice electric toaster - $12.87 ...  Schick Hot Lather Machine (for blissful shaving comfort) - complete with 2 regular refill cartridges - $12.88

At Sears - a 3.5 horsepower mini-bike - 4-cycle engine - $149.99


Best-selling books – June 1, 1972

“Jonathan Livingston Seagull” - Richard Bach, “Captains And Kings’ - Taylor Coldwell, “The Word” - Irving Wallace, “Open Marriage” - George and Nena O’Neill, “The Boys OF Summer” - Robert Kahn, “The Game Of The Foxes’ - Ladislas Frago.


Entertainment/Celebrity/Television news – June 1, 1972

Weds - singer Edie Adams to trumpeter Peter Candoli.

The FCC denies ABC-TV the right to broadcast programming on XETV (Channel 6) in Tijuana (serving the San Diego area). KCST in San Diego (Channel 39) asked the FCC to look into the situation. An independent station, channel 39 has sought to become an ABC affiliate. The FCC found that it is “no longer” in the public interest to have XETV broadcast ABC programs back from the Mexican border into the San Diego area. Unless an appeal is filed, ABC programming ends on channel 6 July 31. XETV has been broadcasting ABC-TV programs for quite some time.   

For the second time - Sean Connery (41) says he will no longer play James Bond. “I’ve had my whack at it: let someone else try.” Bond says he was amused to learn the ads for potential “Bonds” were placed in army journals. “The producers seem to think that anyone can play Bond - even themselves if they dropped a few pounds.”


Sunday Night Television listings/programs/TV guide – June 1, 1972

CBS - 60 Minutes, Movie. Cade’s County ... NBC - Wonderful World Of Disney, The Jimmy Stewart Show, Bonanza, The Bold Ones ... ABC - The FBI, Movie


Disney - “Wild Burro Of The West”

Jimmy Stewart - P.J. decides his family should move into their own house, causing a crisis in the family.


Bonanza - Hoss wants to marry a white girl raised by Indians - turning a good friend of the family against the Cartwrights.

Issues and Answers on ABC this Sunday - Senator George McGovern and Senator Hubert Humphrey.  


Some top pop hit music singles(top-40) – June 1, 1972

“I’ll Take You There’ - The Staple Singers, “Oh Girl” - The Chi-lites, “Candy Man” - Sammy Davis Jr., “First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” - Roberta Flack, “Sylvia’s Mother” - Dr Hook & The Medicine Show, “Nice To Be With You” - Gallery, “Lean On Me” - Bill Withers, “Tumbling Dice” - The Rolling Stones, “Morning Has Broken” - Cat Stevens, “Look What You Done For Me” - Al Green, “Outa Space  “ - Billy Preston, “Hot Rod Lincoln” - Commander Cody & his Lost Planet Airmen, “Someday Never Comes” - Creedance Cleerwater Revival.


Some top albums – June 1, 1972

“Thick As A Brick” - Jethro Tull, “Harvest” - Neil  Young, “Graham Nash/David Crosby,” “First Take” - Roberta Flack, “Fragile” - Yes, “Manassas” - Stephen Stills, “Joplin In Concert” - Janis Joplin, “Fragile” - Yes, “Paul Simon” - Paul Simon.


Some top movies – June 1, 1972

What’s Up Doc - Barbra Streisand, Ryan O’Neal

Buck And The Preacher - Sidney Poitier, Harry Belefonte

The War Between Men And Woman - Jack Lemmon, Barbara Harris

Play It Again Sam - Woody Allen, Diane Keaton

Slaughterhouse Five - Michael Sacks, Ron Leibman

Skyjacked - Charlton Heston, Yvette Mimeux

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