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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of June 1, 1973 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts

 

 

 

In The News

A Soviet Tupolev-144 supersonic jetliner explodes and crashes on a demonstration flight before 300,000 visitors on the final day of the Paris International Air Show. A Russian crew of six men died in the SST and another eight persons are killed and 28 injured in the town of Goussainville, where the flaming wreckage plunged to the ground. 

Robert A.F. Reisner, a former employee of President Nixon, tells senators that he had put transcripts of bugged Watergate conversations in a file that regularly went to John N. Mitchell. 

Former Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird is named counselor to President Nixon for domestic affairs after getting personal assurances from Mr. Nixon that the President was not involved in the Water scandal. Laird takes over the job of John D. Ehrlichman, who quit as domestic affairs assistant to the President because of the Watergate scandal. 

In space - two Skylab astronauts repair their crippled craft in a four-hour feat. They sliced off a piece of metal about a half-inch thick that had jammed a vital power-producing solar wing. NASA officials express optimism for a virtually normal completion of the 28-day mission and two additional 56-day missions later this year. 

The Orlando television tower housing the transmitting antennas of WDBO-TV (channel 6) and WFTV (channel 9) collapses killing 2 and injuring 2. The 1,484-foot tower was once known as the world’s tallest structure. The structure contained an elevator, and the top of the tower was a favorite spot for viewing and filming rocket launchings at Cape Kennedy.  

Dies - David Paterson (122), who was born into slavery in 1850. He died after Parkland Hospital doctors were forced to amputate both of his legs. He had come the Dallas hospital in March, suffering from an infected toe, could never overcome the illness and eventually gangrene developed. 

 

Sports news – June 1, 1973

Quarterback Johnny Unitas signs with the San Diego Chargers after spending 16 seasons with the Baltimore Colts. Also, Quarterback Roman Gabriel of the Los Angeles Rams is traded to the Philadelphia Eagles.

 

Best-selling books – June 1, 1973

The Odessa File - Frederick Forstyth

Once Is Not Enough - Jacqueline Susann

The Matlock paper - Robert Ludlum

Jonathan Livingston Seagull - Richard Back

Taking Of Pelham, 1,2,3 - John Godey

Green Darkness - Anya Seton

Sleeping Beauty - Ross MacDonald

Dr Atkins’ Diet Revolution - Robert Atkins, MD

The Joy of Sex - Alex Comfort

Hour of Gold - Hour of Lead - Anne Morrow

The Implosion Conspiracy - Louis Nizer

Life and Death of Adolf Hitler - Robert Payne

How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World - Harry Browne

Laughing All The Way - Barbara Howar

 

Television news – June 1, 1973

ABC adds two daytime shows - reruns of “The Brady Bunch” and “The Girl In My Life.” Fred Holliday is host of “Girl” which surprises a woman in the audience by telling the story of how she has helped others in some way.

It’s reported that KNBC-TV (channel 4), Los Angeles anchorman Tom Brokaw will be headed to Washington D.C. to cover the White House and to anchor NBC’s 6pm Saturday news. Brokaw has been with the station since 1966, functioning as political editor as well as anchorman. He began his broadcast career at the age of 15 in Yankton, S.D. and later obtained a degree in government at the University of South Dakota and worked as a newscaster in a number of places including Omaha and Atlanta before Los Angeles.

Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry receives an honorary doctor of humane letters from Emerson College in Boston. For the last two years, Roddenberry’s Star Trek episodes have been used at the college as part of a graduate seminar on world problems.

Don Adams and Don Rickles will headline “A Couple of Dons.” a one-hour comedy-variety special due this fall on NBC.

 

Top TV shows – June 1, 1973

Streets of San Francisco

Marcus Welby

All In The Family

Sanford and Son

ABC pilot - Catch 22

Barbara Eden pilot

Kung Fu

The Waltons

Room 22

Odd Couple

Mary Tyler Moore

Adam-12

ABC movie - Call her Mom

The Rookies

Cannon

Columbo

Love American Style

Hawaii Five-O

The Partridge Family

Bridge Loves Bernie

Bob Newhart

 

 

Sunday Night Television listings/programs/TV guide – June 1, 1973

CBS - New Dick Van Dyke Show, MASH, Mannix, Barnaby Jones

NBC - Wonderful World of Disney, McMillan and Wife, Night Gallery

ABC - The FBI, Movie

PBS - French Chief with Julia Child, American Odyssey, Masterpiece Theater, Paul Weiss: Philosopher In Process

 

New Dick Van Dyke Show - Dick’s problems of casting a girl to play his daughter in oatmeal commercial are compounded when his own daughter wants to audition for the role. Series costars Hope Lange, Marty Bill, Nancy Dussault, Fannie Flagg, Angela Powell.

Wonderful World of Disney - The 50th anniversary of Walt Disney Productions is marked by presenting highlights of more than 60 Disney films.

Night Gallery - A woman continues to be haunted by the seeming presence of her twin sister, who died under mysterious circumstances. Sandra Dee, Dane Clark and Christopher Connelly star.

Syndicated - The Protectors - The Protectors organize an audacious prison escape. Robert Vaughn and Nyree Dawn Porter star. This show is usually seen Sunday evenings in major markets.

 

Music news – June 1, 1973

Look for David Bowie’s new album - “Aladdin Sane” in record stores. Bowie says the album is based on his impressions of America. “You can’t ignore America. It’s like nothing else on earth” says Bowie.

Diana Ross returns to Caesars in Las Vegas for a two-week engagement. Liberace begins a three-week engagement at the Las Vegas Hilton.  

Frank Sinatra gives Anne and Kirk Douglas an unforgettable anniversary gift - himself. Frank took over the Douglases’ kitchen on their 19th anniversary and cooked up a six-course dinner.

 

Top Pop Hit Music Singles(top-40) USA – June 1, 1973

MY LOVE - Paul McCartney & Wings

FRANKENSTEIN - Edgar Winter Group

DANIEL - Elton John

PILLOW TALK - Sylvia

TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE - Dawn

STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU -  Stealers Wheel

HOCUS POCUS - Focus

I’M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE MORE BABY - Barry White

WILDFLOWER - Skylark

STEAMROLLER BLUES - Elvis Presley

THINKING OF YOU - Loggins & Messina

GIVE ME LOVE (Give Me Peace On Earth) - George Harrison

FUNKY WORM - Ohio Players

PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND - Clint Holmes

I’M DOIN’ FINE NOW - New York City

WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES - Billy Preston

ONE OF A KIND (Love Affair) - Spinners

RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME - Dr. John

LEAVING ME - Independents

KODACHROME - Paul Simon

DRIFT AWAY - Dobie Gray

LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ - Doobie Brothers

REELING IN THE YEARS - Steely Dan

LET’S PRETEND - Raspberries

DRINKING WINE SPO-DEE O’DEE - Jerry Lee Lewis

GIVE IT TO ME - J. Geils Band

IT SURE TOOK A LONG, LONG TIME - Lobo

NO MORE MR. NICE GUY - Alice Cooper

SHAMBALA - Three Dog Night

NATURAL HIGH - Bloodstone

DADDY COULD SWEAR, I DECLARE - Gladys Knight & Pips

CLOSE YOUR EYES - Edward Bear

TEDDY BEAR SONG - Barbara Fairchild

BACK WHEN MY HAIR WAS SHORT - Gunhill Road

AND I LOVE YOU SO - Perry Como

BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN - Jim Croce

YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT - Rolling Stones

GIVE YOUR BABY A STANDING OVATION - Dells

WITH A CHILD’S HEART - Michael Jackson

 

Top Music Albums – June 1, 1973

Red Rose Speedway - Paul McCartney & Wings

They Only Come Out At Night - The Edgar Winter Group

The Beatles - 1967-1970

The Beatles - 1962-1966

The Best of Bread

Diamond Girl - Seals & Crofts

Moving Waves - Focus

The Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd

Made In Japan - Deep Purple

Houses of the Holy - Led Zeppelin

 

Top Country Hit Single – June 1, 1973

Satin Sheets - Jeanne Pruett

 

Some top movies – June 1, 1973

Sylent Green - Charlton Heston Leigh Taylor-Young, Chuck Connors, Joseph Cotten, Brock Peters, Paula Kelly, Edward G. Robinson

Scorpio - Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Paul Scofield, John Colicos, Gyle Hunnicutt

Scarecrow - Gene Hackman, Al Pacino

A Warm December - Sidney Poitier

Sweet Jesus Man - Roger E. Mosley, William Smith, Michael Pataki

The Day of the Jackal - Edward Fox

Billy Jack - Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor, Clark Howat

The Legend of Frenchie King - Brigitte Bardot, Claudia Cardinale, Michael J. Pollard

Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid - James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Bob Dylan, Jason Robards

Hitler: The Last Ten Days - Alec Guinness, Simon Ward

High Plains Drifter - Clint Eastwood, Verna Bloom, Mariana Hill

Extreme Close-Up - Jim McMullan, Kate Woodville, James A Tatson, Bara Byrnes

Deep Thrust -

Ludwig - Helmut Berger, Trevor Howard, Silvania Mangano, Romy Schneider

This Is A Hijack - Adam Roarke, Neville Brand, Jay Robinson, Lynn Borden, Dub Taylor, Milt Kamen

Lady Caroline Lamb - Sarah Miles, Jonn Finch, Richard Chamberlain, John Mils, Margaret Leighton, Pamela Brown

 
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