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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of June 24, 1973 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts



In The News

The White House blames John W. Dean III, John N. Mitchell and Jeb Stuart Magruder for the Watergate bugging and accuses Dean of masterminding the subsequent coverup.

 David and Julie Nixon Eisenhower assert that President Nixon knew nothing of the Watergate burglary or later coverup attempts and said the truth would have to come from the President’s former aides.

A Harris Poll says that confidence in President Nixon and belief in his position on the Watergate affair drops to 24% positive and 65% negative and 11% not sure.

From the Western White House in San Clemente, President Nixon calls for Americans to cut their consumption of gasoline, electricity and other fuels by 5% over the next year. He proposed lowering highway speed limits and reducing frequency and speed of airline flights.

In a meeting with President Nixon at the Western White House at San Clemente, Soviet Communist Party chief Leonid I Brezhnev appeals to the American people for the care and patience required to preserve and develop the “new shoots” of good relations between both countries.

Gov. Ronald Reagan of California says the national focus on Watergate has deprived President Nixon of the acclaim he deserves for easing world tensions. “I think it’s been brilliant,” said Mr. Reagan during the summit meeting with Soviet leader Leonid L. Brezhnev. “This is what people ought to be paying a little attention to.”

Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Libyan leader Moammar Khadafy meet for more than six hours in Alexandra  - in the possible merging of their two countries.

John W. Dean insists under questioning that President Nixon was involved in the Watergate cover-up and that the President was not telling the truth in commenting  on the scandal.

A flash-fire rips through a popular French Quarter bar in New Orleans with 29 dead and 15 injured.

The Federal Reserve ups its discount rate to 7% - the highest level in 52 years. 

Look for a total solar Eclipse on June 30, specifically near Africa.


 Sports news – June 24, 1973

 Jimmy Connors is among six Americans including Billie Jean and Chris Evert into the last 16 of the singles at the Wimbledon tennis championships.


Entertainment /Celebrity news – June 24, 1973

Passing – Arthur Jacobs (51) producer of such films as “Planet of the Apes,” Goodbye Mr. Chips,” and “Dr. Doolittle” …of an apparent heart attack.

Marries again – Singer Bobby Darin to Andrea Joy Yeager (32) – a Beverly Hills legal secretary.

Roger Moore takes over as 007 in the new Bond movie “Live and Let Die.” Catch it at theaters. 


Television news – June 24, 1973

Producer Joseph Papp, who only last July signed a contract to produce classical and contemporary dramatic works for CBS-TV, now says he considers that pact “null and void.”

PBS is launching caption programming for the hard-of-hearing. Captions will be flashed on television screens by way of a coder attached to sets. Under a 15-month contract, PBS will caption several selected programs. The coders will be attached to television sets in selected areas and deaf people will be brought in to watch and give their reactions.

Helen Reddy debuts a summer musical-variety series on NBC-TV this week.

Protruding from the San Francisco skyline is a new tower, which will begin transmitting the Bay Area’s four major television stations July 5. The Sutro Tower cost $12 million and stands 977 feet. 

On ABC-TV – The Burns and Schreiber Comedy Hour. Jack Burns and Avery Schreiber now have their own TV show. This week – Martin Landau and the Doobie Brothers guest!


Wednesday night television listings/programs/TV guide – June 24, 1973

CBS - Sonny and Char Comedy Hour, Dan August, Cannon

NBC – Adam-12, TV Movie, Search, Tonight Show

ABC – Thicker Than Water, TV Movie, Marcus Welby, MD, Jack Paar

PBS – Watergate Hearings


Sonny and Cher – Larry Storch, Merv Griffin and the Mike Curb Congregation.

NBC TV Movie – “Mr. Inside, Mr. Outside” – Hal Linden, Tony Lo Bianco.

ABC TV Movie – “Divorce His; Divorce Hers,” Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Carrie Nye, Barry Foster, Gabriele Ferzetti. 


Music news – June 24, 1973

At bookstores – “Going down With Janis Joplin” by Peggy Caserta.

In stores – “Greetings From Asbury Park” by newcomer Bruce Springsteen. If sales from the album are any indication, Springsteen may not be around long, although, he’s gotten critical praise for his live work. Some say Springsteen reminds them of Bob Dylan, but he clearly has his own style.


Radio news – June 24, 1973

The Real Don Steele who has been doing afternoons at 93/KHJ Los Angeles, leaves the station over a contract dispute. They wanted to pay him less. 


Some top movies – June 24, 1973

Cahill United States Marshall – John Wayne, Neville Brand, George Kennedy, Gary Grimes.

Shaft In Africa – Richard Roundtree

Live and Let Die – Roger Moore as James Bond

The Last of Sheila – Richard Benjamin

The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing

Scarecrow – Al Pacino

The Aristocats

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