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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of June 10, 1973 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts



In The News

Henry Kissinger flies back to Washington from Paris with a snag in his talks with North Vietnamese negotiator Le Duc Tho aimed at getting a new agreement to stop violations of the Vietnam cease-fire.

A $2 million lawsuit has been filed against United Air Lines and Boeing aircraft Corp. on behalf of the estate of Mrs. E. Howard Hunt (Dorothy). She was among 45 persons killed in the crash of a united jetliner Dec. 8 near Midway in Chicago. Legal researcher Sherman Skoinick charges that the Boeing 737 jet was sabotaged in a plot to kill her. Hunt and other persons aboard the plane, in part to conceal information on the Watergate scandal. After the crash, her purse was found to contain $10,000 in cash. (Later according to Hunt it was money to be invested  in "two already-built Holiday Inns in the Chicago area.")

Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev says he was not going to the United States with any intention of bringing pressure to bear on President Nixon because of the Watergate case.

Julie Nixon Eisenhower says the Watergate affair is like a “cancer,” which has prevented her father from forging ahead with plans for his second term.

Heard on the street – “The Love Drug” – which recently has become popular among drug abusers. It’s actually methaqualone, and was thought to be a sexual stimulant.

Secretariat routs four rivals in the Belmont stakes to become the first winner of the Triple Crown in 25 years.

Attending a private dinner of Washington television and radio newsman, Julie Nixon Eisenhower had no idea the entertainment was going to be a heavy-handed, hard-core attack on her father – one that was nastier than it was funny. She was upset, misty-eyed and close to tears and not happy at all.


Entertainment/Celebrity news - June 10, 1973

Watergate comedy on records - 

Don Imus – “Son of Checkers” – borrowing from Dickie Goodman, he uses snippets of pop songs to answer questions.

“Tricky Dickie Rides Again – Jim Capaldi

“The Watergate Comedy Hour” – written by Jack Burns, Avery Schreiber and An Elder.

“Sing a Song of Watergate” – Mort Sahl. 


More Entertainment/Celebrity news – June 10, 1973

23rd annual Patsy Awards – Morris the cat wins a special Patsy in a newly created category of TV commercials. Ben the rat, who won a Patsy last year, wins again this year for the film “Ben.” Farouk, the dog won for his performance in an episode of Ironside.

Frank Sinatra is ending his two-year retirement. Sinatra says he kept getting mail from people “who wanted to hear me sing again.”

Freelance photographer Ron Galella wanted a few more pictures of Marlon Brando, but what he got from the actor was a hard right hook that broke his lower jaw. Galella who was involved in a suit brought by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis over his persistent attempts to photograph her and her family, said he followed Brando and Dick Cavett when they went to Chinatown after taping ABC’s Dick Cavett Show.

Passing – John Creasey (64) – the world’s most prolific writer of mystery and crime thriller novels. In 40 years as an author, he wrote 560 books.


Television news – June 10, 1973

Gameshow “Wizard of Odds” is set to debut on NBC July 16. Emcee is Canadian TV personality Alex Trebek. Fellow Canadian Alan Thicke is a co-producer.  


Monday night television listings/programs/TV guide – June 10, 1973

CBS – Gunsmoke, Here’s Lucy,  Doris Day, Medical Center, Late movie

NBC – Baseball, Tonight

ABC – The Rookies, Movie, Dick Cavett

PBS – Joyce Chen’s China, The Advocates


Gunsmoke – A young dreamer accidentally outdraws a famous outlaw and becomes the hero of Dodge City.

Doris Day – Doris masquerades as an accident victim and then as a nurse in order to interview someone at a hospital.

 Medical Center – A retarded young man faces a terrifying future when his brother becomes ill, and he has no one to lean on. Michael Douglas guest stars.


Playing at the movies – June 10, 1973

Theatre of Blood – Vincent Price, Diana Rig

Sisters – Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt

Coffy – Pam Grier

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